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Old 05-09-2006, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default kyb agx and spring install walkthrough??

I've done searches on this site and several others (scoobymods, etc). Maybe I'm not searching the right terms or something, but I am getting new springs and struts and was wondering if there was a walkthrough online?
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Old 05-09-2006, 10:52 AM   #2
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where you at in jersey...roundabouts of course. don't need unsavory ppls knowing where you live. i could help you out.

on scoobymods but under impreza instead of wrx...basically the same.

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346

pm me if you want any more first hand experience. i've done spring/strut installs quite a few times.
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Old 05-09-2006, 10:55 AM   #3
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remove wheels
unbolt the 3 bolts on the top of the front strut towers
remove back seat (2 bolts bottom, pull that out, 3-4 bolts accross the lower part of the upper back seat, remove it)
Look in the corners at the top, 3 bolts aech side, remove them
Look at the bottom of all 4 struts, you will see 2 BIG bolts on each that bolts the strut to the knuckle
Remove them

Grab strut, yank it out.



Honestly, dont take this as me calling you a dummy, because I am NOT, but if you have no idea how to do this, you should either have someone who has done it before with you, or pay someone else to do it.

You will want a spring compressor (you can rent it from autozone) to compress the springs to get the strut tops on and off. Thats one bolt right in the middle of the strut top. An impact gun makes that nut a LOT easier, but it can be done without.
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Old 05-09-2006, 11:36 AM   #4
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Thanks for the link and the offer Migs! I live in Monroe Township about 10 minutes away from e-town. I may actually take you up on that offer. I'll pm you soon if I do.

Yea a buddy of mine installed springs and struts on his vw before and we would be renting the spring compressor. I think half the fun of modding is doing the work yourself so you can appriciate it. However, I am going to check how much a good shop about 40 minutes away is going to charge just in case I decide to go that route.
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Old 05-09-2006, 11:45 AM   #5
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Oh 100%, I am not saying I think you should send your car off to someone else.
I so agree that half the fun is doing it yourself, and honestly, 1 strut into the job you will damn near be an expert at it (its that easy)

Get your buddy to help, so that you will then know how, and you can then help someone else who is in the position you are in now. Only pay the shop if thats a last resort.
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