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This is a discussion on Strait-Forward Spring Install within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the Tutorials & DIY category; i am looking for a step by step lowering spring install. i cant seem to find one anywhere on here ...

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    Strait-Forward Spring Install

    i am looking for a step by step lowering spring install. i cant seem to find one anywhere on here except bits a pieces. can anyone make a tutorial on just a spring install or point me in the right direction?
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    2002 bugeyes
    It just looks stock . . .

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    http://www.deepstaged.net/wrxhnr.htm

    These are the instructions i used last weekend to do the install of an eibach prokit on my car.

    The only part i had a problem was getting the 17mm nut off of the top of the strut. I had to place a socket on the nut (without the driver attached, then place a 6mm allen wrench into the hole where the driver should go, and then use a pair of channel locks to grasp the outside of the socket. After that, I used a 2ft piece of pipe on the allen wrench (as a breaker/cheater bar) and was able to get the nut off.

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    thanks that was what i was looking for.
    2002 bugeyes
    It just looks stock . . .

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    I used these instructions to install my Eibachs last night. Ha, they make it so easy, I could do it in the dark... and I did

    OK, I had a flashlight and a lovely assistant to hold it. (yeah, she's sitting right here so I figured I better add that part just in case she's paying attention)

    Great instructions...

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    That link is down.

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    Heh...that link is from 2 years ago. LOL...but it would be nice to see a recap of it cause I wanna be getting some springs soon too! ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart
    That link is down.

    ancient thread, but if you type that link into google you can get a cache of these instructions. they're good but without all the pics (cache doesn't have em), there's better.

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    haha damn this thread is ancient!










    useless post.
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    It just looks stock . . .

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    This thread is ancient but does anyone have any pictures of an install?

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    why is this thread a sticky?!?!?!?!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dashwrx View Post
    http://www.deepstaged.net/wrxhnr.htm

    These are the instructions i used last weekend to do the install of an eibach prokit on my car.

    The only part i had a problem was getting the 17mm nut off of the top of the strut. I had to place a socket on the nut (without the driver attached, then place a 6mm allen wrench into the hole where the driver should go, and then use a pair of channel locks to grasp the outside of the socket. After that, I used a 2ft piece of pipe on the allen wrench (as a breaker/cheater bar) and was able to get the nut off.
    so is this something that just 1 person can do ? how long does it take once you have all the tools and stuff ?


    Can some one post a howto for this? the url is down for that how to
    Last edited by orvtech; 02-02-2007 at 02:02 PM.

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    i just did my on my 06 sti and it is pretty easy. 1st take off the tire. 2nd take off the 3 bolts that hold the upper strut mount. 3rd undo the 2 bolts that hold the strut to the wheel hub. 4th then undo the bolt on top of the strut, the spring with be free, do the reverse for install. (take off the brake lines that are connected to the strut housing)

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    what tourqe do I put all teh stuff back at?

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    dont forget a wheel alignment afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordcon View Post
    dont forget a wheel alignment afterwards.
    I just instaled my cobb sport springs, Should i take the car to a 'regular' goodyear store or should i take it to a place that specializes in alignment ?

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