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Old 06-22-2013, 09:32 PM   #2
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Suspension refresh double-check

I think you have pretty much covered the basics on coilovers install.
I am doing the strut mounts again because I re used the one I already had. Now it's creaking.

You don't need the front spring pads though. The oem washer goes between the coils and strut mount. Thats all.
Also you can re use the upper rear spring pad in the lower side when installing coils.

I have the same coils so I know.
Endlinks will be included with the kit.

I am not sure about your plans but I held off the strut reinforcement plates because I plan to add strut brave in sometime.

However, if you have wheels that are more than 40 offset, you will rub the tires to the spring in the front. So if you have stock wheels then better get at least 5 mm spacers.

I am running 10mm at the front and 15mm spacers in the rear.

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