Removal and Installation:
I used a lift, air tools, and my wife. Yes, she is a mechanic and we used her stall on a Sat. Veeeery convenient, if I do say so myself.
Well despite haveing almost everything you could possibly need the install took about 8hrs and was not complete. Poor planning on my part in not knowing the proper way to remove front/rear axles and how to remove the lateral links.
So here is how we started:
Front Remove - wheels, plastic undercover, subframe, fsb, A-arms. [The front wagon axles should be removed and replaced by the sedan axles. I didnt do this yet and do not know how, so you will need another tutorial for this part of the process. Sorry.]
The A-arms can be removed by removing the bolts at the chassis, loosening ball joint bolt, and then by prying a big screwdriver into the slit near the ball joint. It should fall out, but may need a little help.
Front Install - the Sedan A-arms, sedan fsb and endlinks, subframe, plastic undercover (Leave wheels off if you are changing the suspension, of course.)
Rear Remove - wheels, end links, lateral links. ( To do this I needed to partially remove the axles to get the inboard bolts out. I was not counting on this and did not know how to re-install the axles.) We also needed to partially remove the exhaust to get to the Toe bolt on the left side.
Rear Install - lateral links, axles, endlinks (leave wheels off)
After establishing the wider trac we then tackled the strut and spring swap. I wont go into detail here of the strut & spring removal/installatin as it has been covered better elsewhere.
We lowered the car and removed the stock wagon struts and springs.
Then we installed the JDM V.8 takeoffs that I bought for $500.
We then put the wheels back on and lowered the car. Even if we had been able to re-attach the rear axles, the car would still not have been driveable. The front tires looked "pigeon toed" the camber was off and the rear wasnt much better. You WILL need an alignment when you get done!
You can eyeball the alignment if you are comfortable making the necessary adjustments. This may be good enought to get you to an alignment shop. We tried to do it but gave up hungry and tired.