"My car came from out east, so it came with some rust and corrosion underneath. In fact, the old shock upper mount assembly was rusted into a solid mass. It was so bad that I had to use a sawzall to cut the chock apart just so I could reuse the spring.
This kit contains all the top-end parts required to put a rear shock into the car. It does not contain the bolt at the bottom shock mount. The new rubber parts are nice, too. I figure that it doesn't hurt to replace them every 10 years."posted by: mookiedog on March 2, 2008