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Old 03-10-2014, 01:34 AM   #21
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Depends how low you want to go & how much you want to spend.

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I dropped my car 3.5 inches w an H&R racing spring set I purchased from FSwerks. Cost about 300 for the springs. Install is where you really spend money. It was about 900 total for the springs and install. If I could do it again I would have gone w a coil over shocks instead. It would have been a few hundred more but a much better value because install price would have been the same. That being said the car looks really good lowered... like it should have looked from the factory. I can't believe how high the car comes from the factory.
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:37 AM   #23
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What'd you run for struts/ shocks?
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Old 12-05-2014, 09:37 AM   #24
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The bitch in terms of labor is the work involved in compressing the spring to remove it from the strut and mounts. If you would have gotten coilover kit you're right it would have been less labor
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:22 AM   #25
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The bitch in terms of labor is the work involved in compressing the spring to remove it from the strut and mounts. If you would have gotten coilover kit you're right it would have been less labor
Yea^^^^^^ You could have taken the strut assembly to a shop & had them bust them down. I've done that for a few guys before when I worked in a shop. It was great to use a wall mounted strut mounting unit. The coilover's are going to have a rougher ride then a fixed platform setup.
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Lol, I know this has been up for a while, but to get the rear springs off, once the car is on jackstands, put a jack under that control arm, remove the bolt and slowly let the spring down! Oh, and dont forget to unbolt the swaybar links. :)
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Yeah, ive noticed that there is no guides on here for it that ive noticed anyway!

Ive only ever done electrical mods on my car so this will be a challenge
Here is the guide I used, worked out great. I installed front and rear Eibach Sportlines on my car in my driveway in a few hours with hand tools and a set of spring compressors.

You WILL want to get your car re-aligned ASAP to avoid wearing your tires funny.

As the others have mentioned, using a spring compressor is nerve racking as hell. I clamped my strut in a vice using one of the tabs on the strut thenused the spring compressor and tightened it down with an air impact. Everything went as planned, just a tad scary. LOL
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A tad? Lol. I was using a good one and could tell it was working hard. Me and bro were almost shitting bricks. It didn't help i showed him YouTube "spring compressor fail" videos. :D
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