I intend to replace the suspension on my Prado in the very near future. I'm tossing up a couple of options - one is Ridepro all round and the other is Bilstein shocks and Lovell springs (which many people seem to think is the best Prado set-up). I'd love to get the bilstein/lovells combo but to fit in my budget I would have to do the installation myself. Hopefully I will have access to a suspension installers workshop or at the least a mechanics workshop and the help of my mechanic neighbour.
I know there are some tricks to DIY Prado suspension - one is having spring compressors to do the front springs/struts but the one that worries me more is getting the rear LH shock out and in. Has anyone done this themselves and can offer any tips and advice on doing the job safely and easily?