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Would like to replace my front shocks on the 04' 4x4 Fronty.

This something that is not bad to do as a DIY? My dad said they can be a pain.

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Not hard at all if things aren't too rusty. One nut on a stud up top and one bolt attaching the shock to the lower control arm.

It can be hard to get the top nut off if you have a lot of corrosion. If you are replacing the shock and not worried about damaging it you can grab the shaft with vice grips. If the nut is too rusted to get a wrench or socket on then use a sawzall or cutoff wheel on a grinder and cut just below the nut.
 

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Would like to replace my front shocks on the 04' 4x4 Fronty.

This something that is not bad to do as a DIY? My dad said they can be a pain.

Thanks!
For the 1st Gen, easy-peasy. I did mine with only a 3/8" drive socket set. Nowadays, I own 1/2" drive sockets it would be even easier.

Might as well do all four corners, since they are so easy and relatively inexpensive. KYB for OEM+ replacement performance are good. I don't know about the high-end aftermarket options.

PB Blaster is good stuff. If you don't want the spray getting everywhere, Kroil is a good non-aerosol option.
 

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I had to cut the bolts off with an angle grinder, but those are cheap, these days. angle grinders, and bolts. lol
 
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