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I already had the frame jacked up at four points,2 in the rear and 2 just behind the jack holes in front.I also had the trans jacked up cause I was
changing flex plates.Do one side at a time. 1.Position jack under the spring
hole with out covering the bottom shock nuts,and tension subframe against
frame. 2. Take out the sub frame mount bolts(one for each mount)then remove the slide nut in top of the mount out.3.Go topside and undo nut on
small shock on side of engine.Also while you are up there,undo the fan shroud for movement of the engine.4 Undo the sway bar nuts and rubber washers, take them down(remember how they looked or take a picture.)4.Take the outer tie rod down.5. Undo 2 small nuts on the bottom of the shock absorber.
6.IMPORTANT (Watch the Rubber Brake Line Carefully!!!)Then let the jack
down VERY SLOWLY about 3 inches.7. Put a large screw driver under the sub
frame mount and hit the bottom of the screw driver all the way around the
mount and knock it out.Blow out the hole with compressed air or anyway you
can get it clean.8.Soap and water the new mounts and put them in.Take your
large screw driver and see saw it on top of the mount(See Picture) to get it
to go down.Reverse steps and button it back up.IMP!!One note make sure you go topside,make sure the top of the small engine shock it lined up in its
hole before you tension the subframe against the frame!!!!3hrs 1st side 45 min second side.Slow learning curve for this "ol' Paratrooper."Hope this helps somebody.
 

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So I'm guess here. You didn't have a indy MB shop do it for you.:rolleyes::D
 

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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
subframe mounts

No I couldn't afford even an indie right now.Besides I like getting dirty and
saying "I fixed it my self and kept the money.":)
 
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