Sometimes, compressed shocks are held compressed by bands. You can use several large zip ties.
If you know the target length, you can pre set it to make it easy to work with.
Connect one end.
Just be ready with the second pin/ bolt when you cut the strap.
Jim & Kim from Colorado
2014 Eagle 30.5 RLS
2015 Dodge 3500HD SRW 6.7L
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