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Old 05-24-2019, 01:30 PM   #1
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ZX3 suspension upgrade to SVT

So I finally got around to doing it. Had the MX-3000 ZX3 kit for a while now. Started about eleven am. Just now finished the rear, about to move on to the front. Figured I'd post some pics.


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Old 05-24-2019, 02:45 PM   #2
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Great....I'd install new strut mounts when you get to doing the front. IDK why but I've always started at the front 1st.
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Yeah I bought KYB strut mounts as well. I wanted to do the back first just because I hate compressing springs. Just finished front driver's side and now getting lunch. Then I'll go tackle passenger side and post some more pics.
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Nice.
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Damn passenger side Allen key was stripped! Had to cut the spring twice, then cut the chrome moly shaft of the strut to retrieve the spring seat! Ugh. About to put it back on, then test drive time.
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Damn passenger side Allen key was stripped! Had to cut the spring twice, then cut the chrome moly shaft of the strut to retrieve the spring seat! Ugh. About to put it back on, then test drive time.
I gripped the shock shaft with vise grips and used an impact to remove the top nut on my old struts
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Least you got the old one off & the new setup installed....You'll want to get the front & rear toe set thou.....
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Done, now test drive, shower, eat, exhausted.
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:30 PM   #10
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Least you got the old one off & the new setup installed....You'll want to get the front & rear toe set thou.....
Is that something I can do on my own, or bring it to shop?
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