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how to replace front/rear springs/shock on 4th gen

This is a discussion on how to replace front/rear springs/shock on 4th gen within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; was doing some lowering springs and shocks on a 99 TA. figured i'd take some pics. http://centralfloridastreetcars.com/...eplacement.htm...

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    how to replace front/rear springs/shock on 4th gen

    was doing some lowering springs and shocks on a 99 TA. figured i'd take some pics.

    http://centralfloridastreetcars.com/...eplacement.htm
    Last edited by mrr23; 11-28-2008 at 10:46 AM.

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    Nice...

    lift the car from the body
    Uh, isnt that the same thing...?? I think you meant to say "lift the body from the suspension"...?

    And in your last statment:
    "With all 4th gen cars, this happens. Water gets up into the upper mount pocket and rusts the nuts to the shock stud."
    You might want to warn your readers; To me this was the worst part of the install, it took me like 2 hours per side to dremel the nuts off each shaft, piece of cake after that...(you may want to mention how to get the nuts off too...?)

    good write up, other than those two suggestions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99'CajunFirehawk157 View Post
    Nice...



    Uh, isnt that the same thing...?? I think you meant to say "lift the body from the suspension"...?
    uh, no. if you lift it from the suspension, the rear axle won't lower down. you put whatever you are going to use to lift the car, just as you would if you were changing a tire, on the body, not the suspension.

    Quote Originally Posted by 99'CajunFirehawk157 View Post
    And in your last statment:


    You might want to warn your readers; To me this was the worst part of the install, it took me like 2 hours per side to dremel the nuts off each shaft, piece of cake after that...(you may want to mention how to get the nuts off too...?)

    good write up, other than those two suggestions...
    i'll have to look into that.

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    Great job Mrr23. What shocks/springs did you put on her? Is the ride alot harsher/firmer? (I ask because I am trying to decide what shocks/springs to go with)
    Thanks

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    I wasnt saying your methodology of performing the task was incorrect, I was just saying the way your worded it sounds a lil off, to me anyway....but its kewl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BREAKxNECKxSPEED View Post
    Great job Mrr23. What shocks/springs did you put on her? Is the ride alot harsher/firmer? (I ask because I am trying to decide what shocks/springs to go with)
    Thanks
    it was a customer's car. koni single adjustable and strano springs. he autocrosses the car.

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    Ran into the rust issue VERY badly today.

    So bad, we had to order a new strut boot for the car. The boot and strut were fused together.
    I still have to see if I can save the strut...it has parts of the boot still on it. Should be able to cut it off with the dremel though and remove the rubber with heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Ran into the rust issue VERY badly today.

    So bad, we had to order a new strut boot for the car. The boot and strut were fused together.
    I still have to see if I can save the strut...it has parts of the boot still on it. Should be able to cut it off with the dremel though and remove the rubber with heat.
    same thing happened to me..

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    i don't know of anyone it doesn't happen to. well maybe cars that never see inclimate weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    i don't know of anyone it doesn't happen to. well maybe cars that never see inclimate weather.
    Mine.
    But I couldn't get the nut off without air tools.

    Advice for cutting what is leftover on the strut off?? Dremel and heat?

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    i've had to use a torch and melt the nut then split it.

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    I have the nut off.

    There is part of the entire strut boot fused to the strut.






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    is there a tourque setting for the rear shocks??

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    thanks, i think i could tackle this install myself, save some money,

    thanks

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    greatwhitez28 come do mine after you do yours hahahaha!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BREAKxNECKxSPEED View Post
    greatwhitez28 come do mine after you do yours hahahaha!!!
    sureeee, let me mess mine up first then ill know what im doing on yours. LOL

    ill let you know, but i think this is a great job to do in the winter while the car is sitting

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    that a boy LOL

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    is there a tourque setting for the rear shocks??

    All the fbody torque values you will never need...http://cofba.org/users/orion98/fbody.pdf

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