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Old 11-30-2020, 12:04 AM   #4
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Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Lafayette, CO
2009 WRX


Got the drivers side spring/strut assembly out today. Thought I was going to need a nut splitter or angle grinder to get the nut off but eventually I had the bright idea to move the jack stand forward (left) a little to make more room for the 18" breaker bar. Then I could stand/jump on it while holding onto the roof rail. The PB blaster probably helped a little.

Also, I needed a normal length 19mm box wrench on the bolt side to keep the bolt and nut from turning together, since the bolt rotation is now stopped by a rearward control arm as the wrench rotates counter clockwise, as seen from the outside.

Annoying what a little rust can do. One of these came off with the electric impact wrench, the other needed me jumping on a breaker bar.

Ready for install. After this pic, I re-adjusted the pillow mounts so the top bolts align more perpendicular to the lower strut mount bolt angle, per the normal resting position.

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Last edited by bmann; 11-30-2020 at 12:26 AM.
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