Originally Posted by afpdl
Ive only done the rears so far and it only took about an hour what did you find hard to do?
Well for the rears, I first mounted the coilovers from the strut mount, measured the overall distance from the center of the hub to the fender to make sure I had enough space. I did that to both sides to make sure it was even. After that I tried to jack up the the axels so that it was even with the brackets. When I did this, the strut brackets and the axel brackets did not line up exactly, no matter how hard I tried to push, pull, pivot, rotate, it all would not work. So after that I disconnected them from the strut mounts, and mounted them directly to the axel brackets. Doing this wasn't to hard on the right side, but on the left with the axel all the way down with out any support from the jack, I was stuggling, I couldn't get the axel to slide into the strut bracket. The top hat kept hitting portions of the wheel well not allowing me to get a good angle. I had to have somebody push down on the axel while i tried to line it up. After I finally got the coilovers mounted to the axel's, I had to jack up each one and attempt to line up the top hats with the strut mount, and that took some pushing, and pivoting to get them lined up correctly.
I may have exagerated a little w/ the 5 hours, because I did include cleaning the area of the garage to bring the car in and jack it up on all fours. Then there was road testing for at least 20mins when we finished. And finally I still had to clean the mess I made in the garage, tools everywhere, air compressor out and about, and the excess stuff I had to rumage through to get to the tools. Oh and another problem I ran into was that the air compressor's hose was leaking from the connection to the impact gun, so I wasn't getting all the power that I should have been from the gun. So I had to locate another hose fitting and that took some rummaging also.
So I guess you could say the install, from putting the car up and back down, minus the air compressor problem, was probably like 3 hours.