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Hi Guys

I am new to the forum and am having a bit a a problem with my supra's front suspension.

I was given some KYB Excell shocks and lowering springs and thought I would have a go at swapping them.
The back ones...no bother...apart from a few cut knuckles...
But the front ones have a very thin bolt on one side of the shock arm (wheel end) and the other side is a normal bolt...with the rear ones I could use 2 sockets (1 each side) to stop the other side from spinning...but I can't grab both sides of the front ones with anything, it's too thin, so it keeps spinning...There is also an odd shaped washer..almost traingular on the thin bolt, anyone know how I can remove it?

I do hope you guys can help, as my supra looks like she is doing wheelies!

J
 

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got any pic's? they should be normal bolts with good heads on them for easy removal and installation. never had this problem.
Yeah, pics as requested

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Bit tricky to see with all the rust, but...that nut you can see is about 3mm thin...the bolt on the other side is a normal 14mm, which is easily turned with a socket...but I can't hold onto this side with anything..so it just spins.

It seems that the mangled traingular shaped washer is welded to the nut...so I tried holding onto it with pliers and other things...it just bends under the pressure...so I'm a bit stuck with what to try next..
 

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Put a socket on one side and an impact gun on the other and it will spin off. That is how I did mine.
 

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Hi guys

Cheers for the help...I tried various sized sockets, but the rust seems to have made the bolt head go between sizes, but the impact gun sounds like a good idea!
I had a feeling I was gonna have to grind it off?
Does anyone know why the front bolts are not the same as the back?

When I finally get these bolts off, they definately won't be going back on, so does anyone know where I can get the exact size bolt to replace them with?

Cheers again!!
 

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I had problems with one of mine and once I got it off I went to the junk yard and pullled a nice rust free one off the car. It cost like 5 bucks but at least it wasn't rusty anymore
 

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5 bux if you payed 2 bux to get in that shit should have gone in your pocket. its a dam bolts that will just get melted down if never boughten.

just grind it off and get a new bolt. or see if you can find a easy off socket/stripped bolt socket..
 
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