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Old 01-20-2008, 05:23 PM   #1
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Default Brakes/Steering/Suspension Installation/Walkthrough Thread (inc. Koni)

After seeing williayayaytya's new writeups I figure we should have a place to list all of them. I am not going to attempt to get all of them - just starting the thread so folks can add stuff.

This thread should not, repeat NOT become a place where everyone asks questions about how to install things - it is purely to compile links to the actual threads themselves.

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Old 01-20-2008, 05:23 PM   #2
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Universal: torque spec/wrench size for suspension/brakes/drivetrain
http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?t=80548

Suspension installations:

Camber bolts

Camber bolt install tips (sphini)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...2#post21166732

Camber bolt FAQ / tutorial (williaty)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1590221

Springs/struts

Official Koni Insert installation thread (Jard):
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1219607

Spring installation on an STi (Rev):
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/how-inst...-pictures.html

How To: complete idiot's guide to spring installation (austinpike)
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/how-inst...tallation.html

Assembling front suspension... is this correct? (pic inside) (Hokie-wrx wagon)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...php?p=38303706

HOWTO: Saggy Butt Shim Install Tutorial (williaty)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1471756

Paranoid Fabrications saggy butt spacer How To thread (impreza_GC8)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...3#post22870983

Koni Install on GR (2008+) Impreza (phenryiv1)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2322600

Suspension link/arm stuff

Lateral link bushing install (williaty)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1380974

Rear of trailing link bushing install tutorial (williaty):
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1429112

SuperPro trailing arm rear bushing install (Paranoid Fabrications):
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1293637

Trailing link install tutorial (williaty):
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1429052

control arm install (Big Sky WRX)
http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?t=73983


Swaybars/mounts/endlinks

A tip for installing 04 Sway mounts (SR-71WRX - applies to both OEM 04+ swaybar brackets and aftermarket ones like Cobb):
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=755611

02/03 WRX rear sway mount upgrade (Big Sky WRX)
http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?t=47176

Front Sway Bar/Endlinks install 06 STi (niemkij)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1450354

Rear swaybar install thread (GarnetWRX)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1350673

How To: MY04/05 Whiteline Front/Rear Sway Install (Matth3w)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1338083

Balljoints
6Gun Racing Ball Joint Extension Kit (nhluhr)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1085638

TiC's notes on ball joints (Turn in Concepts)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1268800

ALK
Anti-Lift Kit (ALK): How to install
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1570308

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Old 01-20-2008, 05:23 PM   #3
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Brake installations:

StopTech big brake kit on 2008 STi (Rallisport Direct)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1494743

Brake rotors (kastle)
http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=476

Stainless steel brake lines (2002 WRX) (Peaty)
http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2731
http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1069

Stainless brake line install video (HSPN)
http://www.hspn.tv/?videoid=45&catid=14

Brake bleeding (kastle):
http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=182

How to turn the ABS pump on while bleeding (various):
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...s#post20526989
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/braking/...-problems.html

What order do I bleed my brakes in? (shnibop)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1462239

Changing your brake pads (kastle):
http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181

Nissan 2pot rear caliper with Subaru Backing plate install (wopdeeze)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1567707

DIY: Brembo Caliper disassembly (N8WRX)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1600335

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Old 01-20-2008, 05:23 PM   #4
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Steering rack bushing install video (nhluhr):
http://wrx.grapon.com/multimedia/Bushings_wmv.wmv

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Old 01-28-2008, 10:54 AM   #5
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After seeing williayayaytya's new writeups I figure we should have a place to list all of them.
You may want to add this williaty classic as well...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1380974
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Old 01-28-2008, 11:57 AM   #6
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:49 PM   #7
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:39 AM   #8
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BD, thanks for doing this, I was thinking of trying to collect my HOWTOs in one place, a la Stretch's Notes, but this is even better.

However, the first tut of mine you link to is Lateral Link Bushings, not Trailing Link (you have NO idea how many times I swapped those words when writing the tuts!).

Also, grab my MAF Scaling HOWTO out of the Open Source Tuning forum, they're linking to it from romraider's forums now.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1427448

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Old 02-24-2008, 08:18 AM   #9
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BD, thanks for doing this, I was thinking of trying to collect my HOWTOs in one place, a la Stretch's Notes, but this is even better.

However, the first tut of mine you link to is Lateral Link Bushings, not Trailing Link (you have NO idea how many times I swapped those words when writing the tuts!).
Doh! Fixed.

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Also, grab my MAF Scaling HOWTO out of the Open Source Tuning forum, they're linking to it from romraider's forums now.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1427448
Why would that be in this thread?
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:09 PM   #10
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...Because I'm a dumbass and was thinking of collecting all tutorials, not just the suspension ones
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:08 AM   #11
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HSPN stainless brake line install video.

http://www.hspn.tv/?videoid=45&catid=14
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:15 PM   #12
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Subscribed.

Swaybars going on in two weeks and springs and shocks this summer. Thanks for doing my homework for me.
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:36 AM   #13
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control arm install

http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?t=73983

02/03 WRX rear sway mount upgrade

http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?t=47176

torque spec/wrench size for suspension/brakes/drivetrain

http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?t=80548
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:51 AM   #14
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^^^ Good stuff! Added
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:27 PM   #15
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any on how to change your brake rotors?
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I found this useful for F&R swaybar install.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1338083
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:10 PM   #17
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:41 PM   #18
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Steering installations:

Steering rack bushing install video (nhluhr):
http://wrx.dicknogs.net/multimedia/Bushings_wmv.wmv
broken linky...
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:02 PM   #19
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Fixed it. Thanks
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any on how to change your brake rotors?
Ditto (Baja/Legacy)...
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:47 PM   #21
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Ditto (Baja/Legacy)...
Sorry, I'll add this one:
http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=476

The bolt sizes and torque specs may be different for your car, though.
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Thanks, didn't realize that the suckers simply slide off.
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another spring install, pretty good write up

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/how-inst...tallation.html
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another spring install, pretty good write up

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/how-inst...tallation.html
Added, thanks!
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:49 PM   #25
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Here's another ball joint thread:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1268800

I came in here looking for it, actually.
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