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Offical MkIII Pushman
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so i got me some new KYB's (it's a NA DD hush) just woundering if any one has some tips for throwing them in i hear it's a bitch >.< and search is still broke :sadance:

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It's not so bad-
If you don't have lowering springs, you'll definately want either spring compressors, OR -
safety wire the springs in the compressed position BEFORE you remove the top nut, that way, they wont be a pain to reinstall.
 

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how is it hard?

-open TSRM
-read
-pull strut
-use spring compressor to remove spring
-install new strut into compressed spring
-install of strut is reverse of removal
-rinse
-repeat

best thing to do is do one side of the car @ a time....that way if you screw up or don't know where something goes you can look @ the other side....
 

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Offical MkIII Pushman
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
thanks supraguy :)


drjonez said:
how is it hard?

-open TSRM
-read
-pull strut
-use spring compressor to remove spring
-install new strut into compressed spring
-install of strut is reverse of removal
-rinse
-repeat
wtf rinse? i've just heard that from other people :dunno:
 

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Offical MkIII Pushman
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lol im dumb but i know that :p

and your forgot

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-profit
 

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Destroyer of Turbos
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southpark ftw!

steal underpants
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profit!

i got your reference too Dr. J
 

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Doing the suspension on the car is probably one of the easiest things I've done. I had just recently bought the car, didn't know sh1t about cars and easily figured it out. Also I'd recommend picking up a manual spring compressor somewhere for cheap, incase you need it later. Also, makes sure you have the rubber boots, or you might blow em!
 

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i had to dremel out a little bit of material from the bottom bolt hole of the rear shock mounts to get my gr-2's to fit... but once i did they slid right in.
 

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hoser813 said:
i had to dremel out a little bit of material from the bottom bolt hole of the rear shock mounts to get my gr-2's to fit... but once i did they slid right in.
no need to do that- there's a tube shim (i have no idea what the technical term is...) in that connection that gets pushed in when it's tqed. just use a c-clamp to press it back...
 

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Offical MkIII Pushman
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sounds like i need to stop hanging around dumb people :( thanks guys :)
 

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i dunno i was able to do a full shock swap on my car with air tools in about an hour and a half by myself, these were also with lowering springs
 
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