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Old 01-06-2003, 01:14 PM   #1
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Question STI Lateral Link and Trailing Arm installation troubles.

I attempted to install pink sti goodies on my car yesterday. I spent approximatly 5 hours and did not complete the job 100%.

All the bolts are very very tight. I busted two 17mm sockets yesterday (made in taiwan ones). I also striped some bolts which is not good news. I was able to get the lateral links on but the stock trailing arms stayed on because I was not able to loosen the bolts. The bolts that on the the trailing arms are now striped. I may still have a chance. If I have some better tools.

What are the techniques used nowadays to deal with striped bolts that are tied down very very tight in hard to get to places.
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Old 01-06-2003, 01:25 PM   #2
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Sounds kinda like how things went for me trying to get the stock brakes off. The bolts were very tight and I needed my muscular dad to help brake some of them.

Pre stripped bolts, I would have suggested a cheater bar. Post stripped I'm not too knowledgable on.
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Old 01-06-2003, 01:29 PM   #3
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Me and my dad just did the trailing arms yesterday. Those things are a bitch. Even this buff 12 point socket didn't work. Almosts stripped a bolt with that too. We had to go buy a 17mm 6 point impact socket for it. Used something like a 3 feet long breaker bar. One guy turn the bolt, one guy turn the nut, and it finally came off.

Maybe you can try and dremmel the bolt + hammer in a smaller socket onto it?

I'm curious what the procedure is for the lateral links? Are the bolts as tight as the trailing arms too?
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Old 01-06-2003, 01:34 PM   #4
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Sounds kinda like how things went for me trying to get the stock brakes off. The bolts were very tight and I needed my muscular dad to help brake some of them.
No man, these things are TIGHT. The bolts on the brakes I can just knock loose with a hammer. For these, even afterwards the instruction tells you to torque it up to like 100ft.lb. Who knows what it was torqued to before.
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Old 01-06-2003, 04:10 PM   #5
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Hi
I've needed an oxyacetyline torch to get the rear suspension apart on mine. Once you start your committed because once the bolts get red the bushings catch on fire. But it is fast.
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I'm gonna give it another shot tonight. I'm gonna pick up a 17mm craftman socket and some replacement bolts.

Speaking of cheater pipes. I was also using a hydrolic jack to put some extra force into turning the darn wrench. It actually worked.

Hopefully I wont have as hard of a time intalling the sti spring, strut, tophat assembley I am getting next week. They look pretty easy but there is one thing that questions me. What do I do with that brakeline that is mounted into the shock?
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Old 01-06-2003, 04:49 PM   #7
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Unbolt the brake line, do the install, Bolt it onto the new struts. It's the same bracket.
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Old 01-06-2003, 10:45 PM   #8
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Boys and girls, that's why they invented air tools. With my Ingersoll-Rand 231H, the only problem with the install of the STi lateral/trailing links was getting at those bolts on the rear lateral link set. Getting everything loose was NOT a problem.

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