Rear shocks replacement

Lincoln Mark VIII

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    91 LSC SE Dedicated LVC Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I just replaced the rear shocks with new Arnott units I picked up for $63 for the pair.

    My question is - is the car supposed to be on the ground like the front struts to ensure no bushing binding?

    I did have the rear of the car raised, but also did support the lower control arms, so there was no pressure on the shock. I could easily move it around with the bolt very loose, before tightening it spec.

    Wondering if the car should have been at ride height before torqueing the bolts?
     
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    My CD manual says these are to be replaced on a drive on 4 post lift. Considering I did these with the car raised, do you think I should loosen them and re-torque to specs?
     
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    If you can yes
     
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      Every bolt or nut in suspension is tighten "car on the ground" except for ball studs like steering tie rod ends, stabilizer bar links, etc.
       
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