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This is a discussion on Spring install within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the Tutorials & DIY category; Here is a coil spring install for a WRX (and most other cars)- I am doing this purley off of ...

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    Registered User BoostedBoxer's Avatar
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    Spring install

    Here is a coil spring install for a WRX (and most other cars)- I am doing this purley off of memory so some things may be incorrect. Make sure you understand how to do everything before diving in.
    *DISCLAIMER* I am not responisble for damage to anyones car as result of this!!!!

    tools required:
    Basic metric sockets (10mm12mm14mm17mm19mm21mm22mm) 3/8 &1/2 drive
    Basic Metric wrenches
    Ratchets, Breaker bar / cheater pipe
    allen wrench (that will fit on top of strut)
    Macpherson STrut compressor (rent at local tool store or purhase)
    Wheel chocks
    Wrenchin Buddy (dont recomend this tried alone)

    1. Start with jacking up the car accordingly
    2. Remove front wheels
    3. Break loose 2 bolts holding botttom of struts to spindle
    4. remove brackets holding brake line, abs sensor
    5. remove 3 bolts holding upper strut mount in car.
    6. Do one side at a time! remove assy. from car
    7. Mark a line on upper mount, coil, and strut so you know where to align
    8. Use strut compressor on spring to compress it. MOST DANGEROUS STEP BE VERY CAREFUL!!!!!!!!!!!
    9. when spring can move independent from strut, Remove upper nut using wrench and allen
    10. SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY uncompress spring
    11. Recompress new spring
    12. make sure to align new compressed spring to strut and upper mount
    13. Reinstall upper nut using wrench and allen tighten ALL THE WAY
    14. reinistall assy in car
    15. GET AN ALIGNMENT!!!! If your camber is really screwed up, hurry to an alignment shop or adjust using bolts on bottom of strut
    16. Have a blast and get an alignment!!!
    My Car is 100% STOCK!

    Originally posted by platano
    At 14???
    shoot , I'd hit it at current age, on roof of the car, with cousin driving , neighbor and town priest in the back seat, and that kid from "N.Korea" riding shotgun.

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    Registered User AjIsDope's Avatar
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    If I were a mod, I would make this a sticky.
    03 Cobra

    & Dyno

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