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Old 04-28-2014, 04:50 PM   #1
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07 SE Hatch, pulled the trigger on FRPP springs/shocks/struts

So I recently bought an 07 SE Hatch. The ride height is simply painful...

So after a lot of research and realizing I wanted every day drivability, I went with these FRPP parts :

http://www.massivespeedsystem.com/fo...i-1893239.aspx

http://www.massivespeedsystem.com/fo...i-1893234.aspx

http://massivespeedsystem.com/_massi...i-1829779.aspx

So theoretically I should have everything coming to me ready to go.

However, I have never done this before. I may try to attempt it myself, I may have someone help me, but I wanted to know any tricks/tips/important info other than the basic procedure before I started. Any info is appreciated.

EDIT: Found this video on an 05...what's different on mine?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3T2ynDRZ0s

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Old 04-30-2014, 03:58 PM   #2
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Spray penetrant on the front strut bolts a couple times a week before the job at least, get it down the split in the knuckle on the bolt.

Pull shock to drop rear arms for spring removal/install. You can lever out the old springs with that droop. Center bolt spring compressor is easiest for install, can't get outside ones quite on opposite sides & space is limited. FRPP might go in easier, SVT's I did drop less. With shock removed you can lever arm even lower than it droops.

I avoided dropping arm to avoid dealing with bolt thru bushing that's likely seized.

When removing front struts, leaving the top nuts on loose lets you lever the knuckle down off the strut, only the one bottom bolt to remove. Chisel/screwdriver wedged in split helps free the old struts.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:01 PM   #4
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Let us know how the install goes, I am hoping to do this setup on my car this summer.
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Is the video I posted accurate? I wouldn't think THAT much changed from 05 to 06-07.
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Going to attempt this with a friend Tuesday. Any last words of advice?
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Let me know how it goes, I will also be doing this over the summer.
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Going to attempt this with a friend Tuesday. Any last words of advice?
Follow Sailor's advice. Rent an internal spring compressor from the part store for easier rear spring removal/installation and be very careful when compressing springs, never point towards yourself. If your new front strut is not preassembled with the springs, you will also need to rent a spring compressor for that, an external style one.

The install from 00-11 is all the same for suspension, so your guide should be fine. You can also use this as a reference as well, would be the same process: http://www.fordracingparts.com/downl...m-3000-zx3.pdf

I'd also suggest an alignment afterwards to ensure good handling and tire wear
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Those part will be are the same that i was looking for =D
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A little off topic but in the links you posted your shocks and struts are blue?

Did yours come blue like this? Mine are black im just wondering if i got the wrong kit or of the images are for a different kit on the massive site?

I was thinking that ford came out with 2 kits for the 06-11 one is slightly more firm and one set is really agressive and the agressive kit is blue?
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