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Old 03-27-2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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Default Is installing new struts/shocks easy DIY?

i have an 06 wrx. just bought tockico d-spec shocks, swift springs and a rear sway bay. my friend is a general mechanic at Mavis. he offered that i come to his house one day to install the new struts and shocks.

my question is...will this be easy? does a general guy at mavis know how to do this? for example, i had to buy the TiC strut spacers for the rear struts because i have an 06. I have no idea what to do with these when installing...will he? is this an easy job to do in somebody's driveway? How long will the job take?
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:27 PM   #2
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Yes, its easy. How long it takes has a bunch of variables....experience, if you run into trouble (frozen nuts, etc). Generally, if you know what you are doing, it shouldn't take longer than 2-3 hours. I'm able to do them in about ~20minutes per corner, including jacking the car up and taking wheels off, etc.

The spacer should go at the top of the piston underneath tophat and top nut. like so:
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:07 PM   #3
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not hard to do. ive had mine apart twice. will be a 3rd time next month to install camber plates. its all just bolts. probably a few hours to complete the job. an airgun is much easier. i struggled with bolts with hand tools my first go round. not again. bought a compressor and a kick ass ir 700ft lb 1/2 impact. make sure to watch the direction for the front camber bolts for reinstallation too.
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