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Old 11-17-2000, 10:54 AM   #1
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Post What is needed to make complete setup....

I have ordered a set of H&R springs and am about to get a set of STi Ver. V struts. I want to make a complete second setup of springs and shocks so that all i have to do is remove the entire stock setup and install the other set and vice versa if needed without having to make a trips to a shop each time to have the springs removed and replaced. what I need is a list of parts and numbers needed to do this minus the nuts and bolts. thanks in advance....

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Old 11-17-2000, 11:00 AM   #2
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You'll most likely just need a set of pillow ball mounts, as most setups don't seem to include them.

you'll also probably want a re-alignment (I would at least) after doing this, it's not quite like just changing wheelsets........

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Old 11-17-2000, 11:31 AM   #3
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why would you need trips to a shop??
can you remove them yourself??

rent a spring compressor $5
change them out??

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Old 11-17-2000, 11:41 AM   #4
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Well... it's not *that* easy Subie Gal. I say that because quite a few people have killed themselves with a spring compressor.

But changing the suspension on an Impreza isn't the most difficult job. Even a moderately skilled mechanic can complete this job in a few hours.
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Old 11-17-2000, 04:08 PM   #5
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I just did the swap to KYB's and when I was doing the front ones, the bolt on the top shot across the room. I got one back together by myself, but asked for help on the second one and it went much faster.
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Old 11-18-2000, 12:01 AM   #6
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SubieGal -- I plan on doing the work myself (maybe) what I want is two complete independent spring/strut setups 1 being the stock setup and 2 being the my H&R/STi setup. Sothat all I have to do is completely remove one or the other without having to use a compressor more then once.
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Old 11-18-2000, 12:05 AM   #7
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If you use a spring compressor, never get above it or in front of it! Be careful! Those springs have a lot of energy stored up in them......Always wear safety glasses too. I had the cheapo rental compressor break and shoot a VW spring into the side of my jetta, dented the **** out of my car....scared the **** out of me.
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Old 11-18-2000, 12:13 AM   #8
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People... the springs on the Impreza aren't THAT compressed. Even taking them off stock struts or even a v5 setup it barely pops up. it's not a big deal. Putting springs onto AGX struts takes nearly no compression at all. If you're working with a big guy, he can compress everything you need by hand to do it.

*Note: if you happen to kill yourself this way, I'm not responsible, but this is just to cover my arse here.
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