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    BTW... bo.. those cobb springs or prodrives? Let's see an after pic buddy!
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    I ended up using Sinister's link he has for the spring install because of the pictures. LPPTundWRX, your pics don't work, but thanks anyways. I think replacing the struts, springs, and tops has contributed to the largest improvement in my Wagon. Soooo sweet! Thanks again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentH View Post
    I ended up using Sinister's link he has for the spring install because of the pictures. LPPTundWRX, your pics don't work, but thanks anyways. I think replacing the struts, springs, and tops has contributed to the largest improvement in my Wagon. Soooo sweet! Thanks again!
    I used that guide for my Pinks install. It was a good guide!
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    I broke soo much junk craftsman hardware getting those 19MM bolts off I'd say a impact is a must have.

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    my 19mm nut were torqued by King Kong himself! impact gun couldnt even bust one! so my bro-in-law took the floor jack handle of and used it as a breaker bar along side a old piece of chain link fence pipe. the nut was able to support his weight until he started bouncing on it! then it finally broke loose. good times.



    ps - my rear struts clunk like crazy still! it sounds liek the spring is separating from the spring and "clunking" when they come back together. but i dont see how cause we torqued everything to spec. bad strut? maybe?
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    my 19mm nut were torqued by King Kong himself! impact gun couldnt even bust one! so my bro-in-law took the floor jack handle of and used it as a breaker bar along side a old piece of chain link fence pipe. the nut was able to support his weight until he started bouncing on it! then it finally broke loose. good times.



    ps - my rear struts clunk like crazy still! it sounds liek the spring is separating from the spring and "clunking" when they come back together. but i dont see how cause we torqued everything to spec. bad strut? maybe?
    Yea, seriously! In the rear, I took my 19" open end and stuck it on the bolt head and pointed the wrench towards the car so that if the nut and bolt would start to turn, it would jam it's self on a tie rod or drive shaft. Then I used the floor jack and a breaker bar to break the nut loose. There wasn't a single one of those nuts that wasn't torqued down by King Kong. But the ones in the rear were rediculous.

    I get a little Clunking still. But not like before. My only guess for now is, maybe there is some slack between the top mount and the strut shaft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentH View Post
    I ended up using Sinister's link he has for the spring install because of the pictures. LPPTundWRX, your pics don't work, but thanks anyways. I think replacing the struts, springs, and tops has contributed to the largest improvement in my Wagon. Soooo sweet! Thanks again!
    Pics work fine on my end. If you needed any help Im only a PM away, sorry this didnt work for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianH View Post
    I broke soo much junk craftsman hardware getting those 19MM bolts off I'd say a impact is a must have.
    Im sure you have seen the pics, I dont have an issue getting the 19's loose But like I said 1/2" impact is a nice feature.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LPPTundWRX View Post
    Im sure you have seen the pics, I dont have an issue getting the 19's loose But like I said 1/2" impact is a nice feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianH View Post
    Yep, the day after I did my suspension install I bought the air tools
    Next time right??


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    Quote Originally Posted by LPPTundWRX View Post
    Pics work fine on my end. If you needed any help Im only a PM away, sorry this didnt work for you.
    worked fine for me too...
    Sinister: Im sure you have seen my cars pics plenty
    I have... now
    The springs are SPRINT. Yes they ARE garbage
    do I see some quality springs or coilovers in your future bo?
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    It's funny, I'm at work now and they work fine. Normally it's the other way around and images don't come through when I'm here. Maybe the site you hosted them on was down when I was checking them out. Maybe my comp's a pos...? Anywho, Thanks again!
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    pics not working for me- anyone else?
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    Not working here either...
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