Took off the rotors? Wow! When they did my car they were able to wiggle the shock out while just unbolting the outer edge of the lower control arm.Well, where did you get stuck? i did the springs myself, so post up what went wrong. I'll tell you right now, the front was a breeze to do,,but the rear, a different story, it was a bitchhh tryin to remove the whole strut assembly from the car, i had to take the caliper and rotor off to make more clearance, there has to be an easier way of doing things for the rear.