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Old 09-22-2016, 02:23 PM   #1
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Replacing Rear Shocks

Novice mechanic and relatively new Boxster owner - Replacing rear Bilstein adjustable coil overs in the rear tomorrow - Just wondering if anyone has any tips or suggestions before I dig in. A fellow Porsche owner has a hydraulic lift in his shop so that's a good start.

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PS - Any suggestions on manuals or books on doing maintenance on a 2001 Boxster S?
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:35 PM   #2
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Old 09-22-2016, 04:38 PM   #3
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Thanks

Exactly what I was looking for.
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Old 09-22-2016, 05:01 PM   #4
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I used this process when I replaced my shocks. It is a lot of work but in my opinion doable by a regular person and I am the proof

Hardest part was removing the rear LCA ball joint from the wheel carrier. If I had to do it again I would try leaving that connected and remove the other end (where the rear camber is adjusted) and see if that would work.
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:09 PM   #5
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Having a lift will be a huge help!
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:04 PM   #6
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Go to this video and go about 5 minutes in, he shows how to do replace the rear struts, and doesn't break loose the two ball joints for the toe arm and the LCA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFuERvwEt-I

Note that an alignment is required after doing it this way, but if you are installing a lowering spring you need a new alignment anyway, and maybe even if installing a new strut onto your existing spring.
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