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Post by Webbel on Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:13 pm

Well big thanks to Richard at American Technique for supplying the Eiback springs.
Finally made a start on the fronts today.
I now have lowered springs, new struts and strut mounts.
The original struts once removed did absolutely nothing, I compressed them and the rod just stayed there !!!!!
The mount bearing sounded like it was full of grit....they definitely needed replacing.
The springs weren't that bad to get in and out but really made me sweat !!!

The drivers side strut came out really easy but the passenger side fought me all the way.
Blow torch, plus gas and impact gun and big hammer got it removed...unfortunately I did miss with the hammer a few times so I do need new discs now !!!

Still got the rears to do but thats for another day....dont know how to add pics so look on fb
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Re: GTA winter work

Post by thirdgen on Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:21 pm

Cool hows it sit now
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Post by Webbel on Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:34 pm

A bit lower.but needs to be taken out for them to settle
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Post by BRYDENGTA on Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:51 pm

Good to see you have been having fun
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Post by Transam Kev on Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:16 pm

nice one
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Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA on Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:36 pm

cool

backs are easy to do

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Post by Terry-D on Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:42 pm

Webbel wrote:Well big thanks to Richard at American Technique for supplying the Eiback springs.
Finally made a start on the fronts today.
I now have lowered springs, new struts and strut mounts.
The original struts once removed did absolutely nothing, I compressed them and the rod just stayed there !!!!!
The mount bearing sounded like it was full of grit....they definitely needed replacing.
The springs weren't that bad to get in and out but really made me sweat !!!

The drivers side strut came out really easy but the passenger side fought me all the way.
Blow torch, plus gas and impact gun and big hammer got it removed...unfortunately I did miss with the hammer a few times so I do need new discs now !!!

Still got the rears to do but thats for another day....dont know how to add pics so look on fb

Was it an easy job john Caz needs new fronts Shocked
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Post by thirdgen on Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:44 pm

Struts are easy done a few cars springs not so easy i think
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Post by Webbel on Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:54 pm

Springs were hard to get in on your own
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Post by thirdgen on Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:34 pm

How did you get them in ?
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Post by Webbel on Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:46 pm

Big crow bar
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Post by thirdgen on Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:49 pm

Stand back lol
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Post by BRYDENGTA on Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:51 pm

lol!
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Post by Webbel on Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:09 pm

I did tie it off first... I do know about potential energy and stuff
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Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA on Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:11 pm

crow bar, and trolly jack under susp. arm
not too hard

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Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA on Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:12 pm

just be ready to duck Wink

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Post by Webbel on Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:31 pm

Did it the same way but did tie it off so couldnt fly out
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Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA on Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:17 pm

no fun in that, though probably wise Wink

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Post by Webbel on Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:30 pm

Back shocks and springs fitted today...lot easier than the front
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Post by thirdgen on Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:11 pm

Driven it yet ?

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Post by Caz on Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:11 pm

Webbel wrote:Back shocks and springs fitted today...lot easier than the front


Hope to start on mine tomorrow 
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Post by Transam Kev on Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:31 pm

fast work john bet caz wont do it as fast Laughing
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Post by Caz on Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:38 pm

Transam Kev wrote:fast work john bet caz wont do it as fast Laughing

I have mine done in a flash lol affraid
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Post by BRYDENGTA on Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:59 pm

lol
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Post by BRYDENGTA on Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:59 pm

Webbel wrote:Back shocks and springs fitted today...lot easier than the front

Nice one mate
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