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Old 07-19-2012, 12:21 AM   #4535
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Originally Posted by trj View Post
Yah, I was thinking to get the cold climate hoses and the regular CCV because of the space constraint there. I hope the cold climate hoses will fit the the regular CCV clips. I don't think there is any difference in cold climate and regular CCV hose clips, or is it? As far as I know, its only the extra insulation around the same tube.

How long did it take for you to do the whole job? I am thiDnking to tackle the OFHG at the same time. Not having a garage is a huge disadvantage . Have to wait for an overcast day, as I know its going to be a long frustrating day and I won't be able to do it under the summer sun.

Edit: I see you have a new suspension setup. Congrats. I still have to do my bushings and mounts. Will check the shocks when I do the RSMs. Thinking Koni yellow or orange, don't want to go lower. I already have tough time in the winter on my sports suspension.
As far as i know, the only difference between the two is the insulation. The CCV took me about 3 hours, including beer breaks. Definitely would have been way easier if I'd done the CCV and the OFHG at the same time, but I didn't have the foresight. It's not a terrible job, just takes patience and some lower back pain...nothing a few Advil and a couple beers can't alieviate! I would volunteer to help but I spend most weekends in Texas with my kids.

The new suspension is great. The XI has always sat an inch or two higher than its RWD cousins, so I didnt mind the slight drop. It's not really noticeable, visually speaking, but definitely better handling!
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