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Old 06-02-2000, 02:13 AM   #1
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Post installed AGX/Soft TEIN springs. DAMN that rear strut nut!

I finally got my shocks in and installed the stuff tonite. All I can say about the looks of my suspension is that santa came to my house early. Green springs and red struts. Sheesh. Oh well, I'm not complaining. I puked in the middle of the install too! What a way to remember the lowering of my car huh? Hahah..ugh..I still feel it. But yea, those tires are ***** now. I feel the car riding the sidewalls now when I hit a corner hard. Yokohama A520's anygood guys? Maybe some Nitto's. Nevermind, I can still read the threads about the tires.

Oh that rear strut nut on top is a BEEEYACH to take out! I don't know how long I was there with that damn ratchet! Grrr.. Thats all I have to say about the install. Everything else when real smooth.

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Old 06-02-2000, 08:15 AM   #2
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That nut is a b!tch...I used an open-ended 12mm wrench on mine and it took forever!!!
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Old 06-02-2000, 07:26 PM   #3

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Old 06-02-2000, 09:58 PM   #4
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Just because I know I'll be swapping suspensions in the future, I replaced the third nut on the rear that is hard to reach with a regular nut and a lock washer. This way I could tighten or loosen by hand once it is loosened.
BTW, those two rear nuts took me over 1/2 hour when I was installing my springs.
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Old 06-03-2000, 09:05 AM   #5
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Yea, thats about how long it took me. I used an open 12 to get to it. And since I was constantly staring at it, I kinda got tunnel vision. Bah! I'm done with it. I'm never touching that damn thing again!
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Old 06-04-2000, 01:26 AM   #6
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dont know if you can get these in the US but Bridgestone SO2 PP are unbeatable for grip, a close second is the TOYO Prozess P1.

I used to swear by yokohama A520's but they are hopeless compaired to the above 2 tyres.
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