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Old 01-10-2007, 11:51 AM   #1
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Default Quick tire question, could really use a quick reply...

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Old 01-10-2007, 12:01 PM   #2
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Don't do it!
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:05 PM   #3
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Damnit.

Now I gotta dig my summer wheels out from the back of my garage.

You've been around awhile, so I'll trust your judgement. I just didn't want to add 45 min to the whole ordeal.

Any mods can delete this thread and the one in the other forums if you are capable.

Thanks Rev.
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:26 PM   #4
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Yeah, really a bad idea, there
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:48 PM   #5
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Done!

That wasn't too bad...other than the sweating part in 35 degree weather

Remind me to buy a cordelss impact.

*wipes forehead*
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I've got a cordless impact from Snapon. Takes 3/8" sockets.
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:52 PM   #7
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Oh...and it looks like I bent something in the rear. The endlink I thin it is? The little C shaped thing. Whaever its attached to at the bottom is a little off. There might be something a bit bent with the front also, but nothing too bad. Guess I'm gonna have to take it to someone to take a look at it.
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:53 PM   #8
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I've got a cordless impact from Snapon. Takes 3/8" sockets.
Yea my friend prob has the same one. As soon as IU can get $3-400 of disposable income, that will be my first purchase. If this happened a week earlier than it did I wouldn't have bought that xbox 360.
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:00 PM   #9
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If you hit it that hard, you should have someone look at your suspension to make sure nothing else is bent.

Plus you need an alignment at minimum.
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:15 PM   #10
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If you hit it that hard, you should have someone look at your suspension to make sure nothing else is bent.

Plus you need an alignment at minimum.
agreed. i bought this goodyear racing cordless impact from pepboys. it has taken a beating and still works great. strong enough to take off struts bolts too! until i have my own garage and get an air setup, it's great. i even ran it over with my sister's car once. hahaha. it think it was like $90.
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:01 PM   #11
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agreed. i bought this goodyear racing cordless impact from pepboys. it has taken a beating and still works great. strong enough to take off struts bolts too! until i have my own garage and get an air setup, it's great. i even ran it over with my sister's car once. hahaha. it think it was like $90.
Is it the blue one? I think they were having a sale on those for $70. I was sooo tempted to get it, but wasn't sure how well a cordless impact would do.

By strut bolts you mean the two bottom ones right? I may be tempted to get one just to do my strut/spring install
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:25 PM   #12
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Usually when someone says strut bolts and impact gun, I tend to think about the strut top bolt that holds the strut top and the strut together. You need either a special tool or an impact to get that off as the assembly usually rotates together if you try it with hand tools.

Please note that the bottom two strut bolts that hold the strut to the knuckle are usually torqued to 120 ft lbs plus rust/dirt holding power.
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:56 PM   #13
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Is it the blue one? I think they were having a sale on those for $70. I was sooo tempted to get it, but wasn't sure how well a cordless impact would do.

By strut bolts you mean the two bottom ones right? I may be tempted to get one just to do my strut/spring install
yup, the blue one! you should, it's worth it, and i am talking about the bottom two bolts. don't forget the PB blaster!
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Old 01-10-2007, 05:01 PM   #14
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Usually when someone says strut bolts and impact gun, I tend to think about the strut top bolt that holds the strut top and the strut together. You need either a special tool or an impact to get that off as the assembly usually rotates together if you try it with hand tools.

Please note that the bottom two strut bolts that hold the strut to the knuckle are usually torqued to 120 ft lbs plus rust/dirt holding power.
the top bolt is most easily loosened by dealing with it when the strut is still attached to the car. however, i got a pass-through socket set as a gift for christmas. def. my favorite tool set because the teeth on the socket wrench is so fine. i recommend picking one of those up too. i think my set is made by gear wrench? i got it at sears.
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:58 PM   #15
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the top bolt is most easily loosened by dealing with it when the strut is still attached to the car. however, i got a pass-through socket set as a gift for christmas. def. my favorite tool set because the teeth on the socket wrench is so fine. i recommend picking one of those up too. i think my set is made by gear wrench? i got it at sears.
I've got a set of those in the tool chest of the Subaru trunk. Works great for misc stuff too... I still prefer using a long pipe over a long breaker for the lower 2 bolts. Beats snapping them in two with an impact.
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Old 01-12-2007, 02:07 AM   #16
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I've got an update here for those who (don't) care.

Need new:

Lower control arm
Axle
struts
steering knuckle
endlinks
yadda
yadda
alignment
end result is $1580

*Shoots self in head*
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Old 01-12-2007, 03:03 AM   #17
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I have most of those parts slightly used
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