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Old 04-10-2014, 07:32 PM   #81
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Finishing up my springs tonight.
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:09 AM   #82
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Nice. Yours is a 2014 right? Let me know if you have any issues with the Sportlines
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No 2012. But I did have a problem but not with the springs themselves.
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Old 04-12-2014, 02:21 PM   #84
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and here is the problem
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Nice. Yours is a 2014 right? Let me know if you have any issues with the Sportlines
Ok so to clear any fears I might have given you from my last post. I had no problems with the sportlines themselves. When I was installing them I broke the bracket that holds the brake line to the strut and cross threaded the bolt that holds the spindle and strut together. So minus my stupidity the springs themselves are a great kit. Highly recommend them. Once I have my fofo put back together and on the road on sunday I will post some pics of before and after.
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Was it hard to do the spring install? i was considering doing it myself when i do eventually get the springs.
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Was it hard to do the spring install? i was considering doing it myself when i do eventually get the springs.
Ehhhh I don't wanna say no but I don't wanna say yes. If I hadn't done it myself then I would have paid minimum of 200 to install. But on the other hand I tried doing it myself and I ended breaking a bolt on the left strut tower. Then when I went out to test them ( at 2am) the spindle went up the strut destroyed my CV axle, broke the sway bar end link and essentially blew out a tire since that wheel stopped spinning and the strut shredded the back of the tire. Luckily I wasn't going but 10 mph so I was not injured nor was anyone else. To be fair I have 0 experience in suspension and very little in any serious automotive work. I would suggest getting a friend who is a mechanic and knows what he is doing to help you or pay someone to do it for you.
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So update time. I should have my focus back on the road in a few days. Its been about two and a half weeks without her and im dying to drive my car again! I will remember to post some pics of my car with the new springs on when I get some time.
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Finally got my fofo back on the road with the eibach sportlines! Looks great. Got rid of the hideous wheel gap and my ass end doesn't stick up in the air. Ride quality is still great too for being lowered.
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Dang!

Just caught your saga, glad it's back on the road & that you weren't going faster when it came apart!

Learned when I did mine that (at least for mine) I had to lift the strut a little to get the bolt through & started in the other side, THEN I could let the strut down onto the bolt before the final tightening. Locks the strut in when it's all the way through, I can see how it might feel like it was screwing in if the strut was all the way down when you started the bolt (really jammed on the strut & could come out as it bounces).

Sorry you had an expensive PITA of a lesson in wrenching - if anything doesn't seem to work right, look & figure it out - you're probably correct!
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