I just finished this process a week ago ish…
Boge is the OE replacement and that’s a great price. Also, I’m pretty sure at that price the springs aren’t included; meaning you’ll have to get the springs off the old shocks and onto the new.
if the rear end is still on the car, This is a tedious process especially getting at the top mounts bolts - their all 5/8" btw. tools. a 5/8" combination spanner / end wrench & a 5/8 socket ratchet to get the shocks out, Spring compressor Yes. one that pulls the spring down evenly on both sides not like the one in my video. Not one of my finer moments.
Check out my YouTube video how NOT to replace the springs. I do have a potty mouth and in appropriate humor - and can’t carry a tune in a bucket. Consider your self warned.
The installation is in the following video. Shocking U-Joint coneage Madona Style It was late, I was getting a bit punchy. Don’t juge me (please). This video addresses the u-joint covers and after that the shock installation. The IRS is out of the car which makes the process a while lot easier. I’m not suggesting you drop the IRS cage to get at the shocks by any stretch.
I do however, highly recommend getting at least one scissor jack from your local salvage yard/breakers yard (depending on where you live) their cheap $5.00. place the scissor jack under the carrier to hold it up and in position while you unbolt the shocks. The shocks and springs DO hold / locate the halfshaft and the lower wish bone which has a bit of gravity to it. If there isn’t any load on the bolts, they should slide right out. If you have to beat on the bolts then there’s still a load on the shock and springs.
In the video, I replaced with KYB gas adjust. I’m not too thrilled on how the springs go back on.
as mentioned at the end of the video. SNGBarratt does sell the complete Boge shock and spring preassembled; which will be a safer way to go.
Anyway, watch the video you’ll have a good idea of what you’re up against. After watching the video, I will happy to answer any of your questions.