With the vehicle placed securely on jack stands, each of the front tires was removed to provide ample work space. The factory shocks came out simply by accessing the upper mounts from under the hood. A long extension with the correct-sized socket and ratchet made the job a snap. The lower mounting bolts were easily accessible from below the vehicle. Once the old shocks were removed, the new Bilstein shocks went right in. Though it does take a little upper body strength to compress the high-pressure Bilsteins, the job was still pretty easy to complete.