How hard is it to replace shocks?

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by Barnettamb, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Barnettamb

    Barnettamb Rockstar

    How hard is it/how long does it take to replace shocks on an 04 tahoe?
  2. nikkeshelton

    nikkeshelton Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    Sometimes its worth having the place where you bought them install, they will usually do it for free with purchase. They have the lift, the compressor and the tools. Sometimes theres a rust problem with the fittings which complicates the install.
  3. PantheraUncia

    PantheraUncia Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Tahoe might be a little, but not much harder than my 2000 Silverado. If you have never done them before as I never did until a few months ago, I would figure 4 hours to be on the safe side and once extra set of hands for the front ones tokeep the nut from spinning on you at the top of the shock.

    Now that I know how to do it I would say 2 hours max and one extra person to hold the nut on the front ones. I did have to take the car and run to the parts store and get new bolts for the bottom since mine were rusted pretty bad and I broke one.
  4. Barnettamb

    Barnettamb Rockstar

    thanks guys, i think im going to try it next weekend. I wathced a video on youtube and it didnt look to terrible, so im going to give it a shot.
  5. 2wheelmudder

    2wheelmudder Rockstar 100 Posts

    i did mine in 30 mins all the way around, i did have the help of harbor freight electric impact to zip everything on and off though. great investment for small jobs 60 bucks i think it was.
  6. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Providing you dont have any auto leveling or airide system at home it should take about a 1/2 hour per shock.
    You'll need jack stands, jack, and wrench's.

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