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Old 04-16-2011, 03:25 PM   #1
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springs+shocks/struts install help

i'll be installing some new springs and shocks/struts in a few days.

anything else recommended to install at the same time, bushings? other stuff?

thanks for input.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:08 AM   #2
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buuump gonna be gettin this done soon
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:28 AM   #3
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Inspect FCABS/RTABS. Depends on if and when they were done last.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:25 AM   #4
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:33 AM   #5
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strut tower reinforcement plates for the front, RSMs, fcabs, rtabs, upper strut bearings, clean up your caliper slides since you live in Toronto, control arms, sway bar bushings, tire rods, sway bar end links. It all depends on what you have already done how many miles your car has on it, and what you are willing to attempt.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:17 AM   #6
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how do you install the strut tower reinforcement plates for the front? from looking at them i think they go on top of the tower (sandwiched between the tower and strut tower bar). or do they go inside the tower sandwiched between the top hat and the tower?
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:26 PM   #7
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how do you install the strut tower reinforcement plates for the front? from looking at them i think they go on top of the tower (sandwiched between the tower and strut tower bar). or do they go inside the tower sandwiched between the top hat and the tower?
They def. go inside Sandwich between the strut mount and tower.. Some dealerships tell you they should be welded but IMO that's jus for disassemble and reassembling purposes..
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:12 PM   #9
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going with eibach pro kit / koni fsd from tirerack. on the more conservative side since its my DD and unfortunately my winter car too. should be a fairly nice drop though.

so im thinking: RSM, FCAB, RTAB, and front strut/rear shock reinforcement plates
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