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Old 08-11-2006, 01:11 PM   #1
Blew.by.u
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OK…Cobb Stage 2 suspension kit is installed, front stabilizer bar is very time consuming, back is some what easy…BUT I have the rear strut tower brace to install now and I have no clue how to access the rear strut towers. The instructions are in Chinese LITURALLY and there are no diagrams. My assumption is I need to remove my back seat but I don’t know where to start…who has done this maneuver and any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 08-11-2006, 01:22 PM   #2
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Removing the back seat is super easy. I've done it dunno how many times now.

1: First remove the two bolts (10mm I think) right below the seat cushion. The seat cushion is secured by these two bolts.

2: Pull out the seat cushion and remove from car. This will reveal the 4 bolts that secure the seat back. These bolts are at the bottom of the seat back, two in the middle, and one on either side by the seat belts. Remove these bolts. (also 10mm I think.)

3: Move the seat belts to the sides of the seat back so you have room to pull up on the seat back to unhook it from the car and pull out the seat back. Oh, make sure the pass through is secured and it the upright position. Voila, done!
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Old 08-11-2006, 03:01 PM   #3
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Everything Zuffy said is correct, but the bolts are 12mm, not 10mm
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Old 08-11-2006, 03:23 PM   #4
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Success! Thank you and yes..12mm

I would have to say PERSONALY, the suspension upgrade has been my greatest mod....wow is the car tight now!!! Lowered and tight, just the way I like them!

Speed is good, handling is better!
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Old 08-11-2006, 05:15 PM   #5
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cool that you got it...I was just going to add when your taking the seat back off make sure you push up first and not just try to pull it straight out.
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Old 08-11-2006, 08:48 PM   #6
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I would also suggest buying the "Rear Subframe Locking Bolts" ...Whiteline makes them (I have a pair but Im putting them back on my car). They are about $30 and worth every penny. They lock down the rear of the car, so it doesn't move side to side as much. I loved that mod. Cheap and significant.

Install is just a matter of screwing them in (you will need an airgun tho...so go to a mechanic's).
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Old 08-11-2006, 11:41 PM   #7
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Did you have to remove the seatbelt tensioner's? and was there any wiring run directly over the strut top like on my rs?
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Old 08-12-2006, 04:12 AM   #8
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Yes, there is wiring running over the struts, but they can be moved aside easily. Also, yes, you have to remove the seatbelt tensioners, since the ends of the strut bar need to be angled in, and the tensioners are in the way.
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Old 08-12-2006, 02:07 PM   #9
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Zuffy would know how to do the seats, because half the time I see him, they aren't installed.
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Old 08-12-2006, 05:38 PM   #10
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Hehehe, yah the car is so much louder without the sound deadening of the seat. BTW, Markus I thought yours was got too?

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Everything Zuffy said is correct, but the bolts are 12mm, not 10mm
Yah, you would think I would remember having removed those stupid things so much...
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Old 08-13-2006, 01:34 AM   #11
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man I could do it in 5 min, back seat is uber easy....zuffy has it right
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