Forget jacking them in place. These are probably the easiest shocks to change that you'll ever find. Probably the biggest hassle is taking out the back seat. This is always a hassle for me because I'm a dirt magnet, and I don't want to handle the upholstery while dirty.
Do you know how to get the rear seatback out?
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