Originally Posted by nusslejj
So I'm not intimidated by tackling things I have never done before, but I'm not a 'gearhead', and have never replaced shocks. I've done the Sumo Springs, and the Helwig already without any problems, but wonder if I can just unbolt the existing shocks without having to lift or brace the rear end in any way ? The Bilsteins were delivered yesterday. They do compress, albeit slowly.
Any tips on doing this ? I'm going to tackle it this weekend. Thanks ! Jeff
Given all the other mods you have already done, I suspect you will find this one pretty straightforward.
Toughest part is breaking the bolts and nuts free from the existing shocks while working on your back under the MH. If you can lift the back of the MH using jacks and/or your stabilizers (then using jackstands for safety), you can extend the shocks to their full length and then it will be easier to install the new ones.
You'll need a torque wrench for the install. Not sure where I found the torque specs, it may have been in the instructions with the shocks or I searched on the Sprinter forum.