<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> Looks like it would be easier to remove the springs just to get the arm space? -- Marlon <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Actualy, you are right.
I was changing springs anyway and it is easier with them out.
After you unbolt the bottom of the shock, (I had to cut mine off), lower the axle and the rear springs come out real easy.
Now you have more room to manuveur.
But you do have to do the top bolts by feel.
Like Steve, I also have small hands which helped.
I used a 1/4" drive socket on a tiny 1/4" breaker bar I have to hold the top nut. Only because it stayed on better than the box wrench.