How-To Spotlight: Shock Absorber Installation
Stiff, strong, weak, or just right — shock absorbers make the ride what you want it to be. Picking the right product may be a bigger challenge than swapping out a worn out set.
The ride in your Corvette isn’t all about speed. Even a daily driver needs repairs from time to time. But how do you know if your Corvette is in need of new shock absorbers? The easier question is: do you like the way your car feels as you drive it? A rough or bouncy ride can be an indicator that you may need to think about changing your shocks.
So what does it take in order to be able to handle this project at home? Assuming that you have done your research and have found a replacement set of shock absorbers you’d like to install, the next step is to read through our How-To article. This week’s How-To spotlight is aimed at the nine-step process it takes to install shock absorbers on your C5, C6, or C7 Corvette. The article lists all the details you’ll need to follow in order to take on this project yourself. From the basic steps of safely getting all four tires off the ground, to going step-by-step through the process of removing and replacing all of the worn-out absorbers.
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For some, this project may be a bit intimating. The article notes that this should be considered easy to moderately difficult. Due to the lack of electrical wiring, and likely to your ability to follow directions, the author likely felt this description to be accurate. Only time will tell if you will agree with their assessment.
Have you taken on this project yourself? What was your biggest challenge or hurdle to overcome? Any tips that you would like to pass along to the rest of the DIYers out there?