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Old 12-03-2008, 10:33 PM   #26
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2016 WRX


Originally Posted by wtyree View Post
I'm just now getting around to installing the RCE wagon springs I bought from TiC earlier this year. I've got an 02 wagon and am installing koni inserts, RCE wagon springs and group n top hats. I did get 04+ rear top hats to go with the RCE wagon springs. This thread really helped with the pictures because when I took the top perch off, the conical washer fell out before I could see how it was oriented. Anyways, I'm having a hard time getting the torque on the top nut without the top perch rotating out of alignment. The service manual even calls out a special tool to do this. How have you guys done it? It was already to late in the day to call TiC or RCE. I guess if I don't get an answer before I start again tomorrow I'll give them a call.
Do a little search, I've gone thru this too. Hit it with an impact wrench as tight as you can get it, but don't go nuts. Put it on the car, put everything together and let the car down. There should be enough weight on the car to keep it from spinning. I don't even know if the "special tool" exists.

Here's a good one
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