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I have a dico 1 with poor poor shocks. how tuff is it to replace them? I have done a few cars mostly honda. Is it pretty simple if you have some mechanical know how?
 
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The fronts aere harder to do than the rears. It is pretty simple though, you will need a big pair of channel locks or something to keep the shock tube from turning while you are loosening the botton nut.
 
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I also have another question. I fell a shaking when i am driving at 25mph or less. it feels like a bent rim would. But it goes away after i get to 30mph. any clues what i should check. I am going to be pulling a trailer for about 1500 miles and i want it to make the trip. so i am trying to work all the bugs out before go. I don't want to be stranded half way there.
 
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yeah, i have a 97 disco 1 with tired suspension too... i just ordered a rovertym lift yesterday with OME shocks... next weekend i will probably get a friend or two to help me put it on... mine shakes from about 58 to 62mph... i think it may be an out of balance tire... well i hope thats it... because if it isnt then i will be changin more parts soon...
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Default RE: replacing the front shocks.

remember that it is easier to remove the top shock towers and put the new shocks in before you attach at the bottom. Might have some rust, so spray them well before trying to break loose.

Check your driveshafts and make sure they are greased. How heavy is the trailer?
 
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well i have decided not to use a trailer, but instead i am going to use a car dolley. Well i had a shop look at it and they said it is the steering damper. I checked it out and it was shot. So i found one in the area for 70 bucks.
 
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