Well after searching for any info i could find on help with trying to remove and replace the rear
shocks, I couldn't find any hints or tricks that helped. after several hours of thought, I finally realized my solution! Use a sawzall and cut the top bolt off flush with the top of the nut. (4 1/2"
grinder will not give enough room to use) Then use a 4 1/2" grinder with a cut off wheel and cut grooves in the stainless rod verticle. Then you will be able to hold the the rod with a pipe wrench. After doing this I changed both in about 2 1/2 hours or so. mind you they were the originals.