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Old 04-23-2016, 01:30 PM   #31
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I'll just post this here..

So i want to use an aftermarket shock on my 09 SE with my eibach pro springs.
I will need massive omni kit right?
Main choice of struts are
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What hardware will i need to do the job right?
Eg..mounts..boots..insulators...
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Omni kit only IF you use struts made to fit '00-'07 model years.

Balance of hdwe. needs to fit the springs used, as shown in the original post here.

Boots can be a question mark, don't always fit across model year types or aftermarket selections.
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Thanks sailor. Would i have to drill a bigger hole for the omni kit hardware?

Also what stut should i go with out of the three. Hell what strut would YOU go with?
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No, the important part of the Omni kit is the sleeve shim to adapt for the smaller early struts to fit in the later larger knuckles.

The replacement bolts are an extra, handy to have if needed.

For which brand you can look in the Suspension section for reviews, or post there for fresh comments. I'd probably pick between Bilstein & Koni, though if one had a direct fit avail. it would be tempting to go for that.
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got my 06-07 springs all mounted in my 08! Loving it so far.

all that's needed to make it work is the spring seat, bearing and upper mount.
all three circled items.

saved myself a ton of cash doing it this way.

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AFAIK the upper mount is actually the same for all years, so though it's good to use a new one when things are apart it's not an essential.

'08-'11 uses a single combined spring seat & bearing, the earlier generations use separate parts for seat & bearing.
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AFAIK the upper mount is actually the same for all years, so though it's good to use a new one when things are apart it's not an essential.

'08-'11 uses a single combined spring seat & bearing, the earlier generations use separate parts for seat & bearing.
yeah, figured I'd do new ones anyways. Car has 80K miles on er so it wasnt replacing a pristine part.

heres a picture of the 08 converted to 06-7 (left) vs stock 08 (right)

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There ya go, that comparison shows it well.

Even the SVT setup with it's MkI wide top springs will fit in a MkII if the right top spring mount (top hat/spring perch) is used.

(Omni kit for older struts if used of course)
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What is the strut torque spec?
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