Judo Chop! LolLOL, I think someone in their parts department thinks box cutters and tape is too much effort and Karate finger punches them. Pretty sure the original empty box was because the computer said there was one on the shelf but some Tech probably needed a shock and "finger punched" it, LOL. Then whoever pulled it off the shelf to ship either was in IDGAF mode or a complete idiot. Either way it was made right.
How many miles? I think mine were probably shot a while ago though the air worked fine.The ones on there already are okay, just got these for the good price. Probably will wait till Spring (which should be next week here in the South) to do this. Not sure if I want to change out the springs for something else while I'm back there or not.
Yea I'm in NY (more salt than snow). I actually got the shocks removed/installed with no issues - it was the air lines which caused issue.Ah rust. Glad we don't see a lot of that down here.
Not sure where you live but if it's in snow country or the coast do yourself a favor and order that new hardware.
Woodworking saying: Measure twice and cut once.
Here's a paraphrase for this situation:
PB Blast six times and turn once. Impact and a breaker bar are a must. If all else fails clean off the petro-chemicals and start with the heat gun and if you must graduate to the torch.
What I am concerned about is the compressor bolts. I will PB blast them ahead of time but they are tiny and likely to snap.