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 Post subject: How do I remove front suspension from 2011 xr6 fg
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:16 am 
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Hi guys

I just recently bought a 2011 xr6 fg, I was just wondering if anyone has lowered the car by themselves? or if anyone knows how to remove the front suspension?? Iv been looking it up but not really getting anywhere with it

Thank guys
 Post subject: Re: How do I remove front suspension from 2011 xr6 fg
Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:54 pm 
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No real difference to lowering an FG than a BA/BF. You will need to unbolt the struts and compress the springs.

Have you ever done the suspension on any other vehicle?
 Post subject: Re: How do I remove front suspension from 2011 xr6 fg
Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:45 pm 
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Mate Lowered my FG XR6 Turbo with Super Low King Springs and used the below forum as a guide. ... d-springs/
First get a measure of ride height from centre of hub to wheel arch, mine were 365mm fronts 380mm rears
1. Lift car on to stands placed under the chassis rail , Remove wheels

2. For the left side remove air box from crossover ,for right side remove overflow bottle you don’t need to remove it completely just unbolt it and move aside so you can access top strut bolts.

3. Crack the first nut 17mm closet to the front first don’t remove it yet then remove the other two nuts holding the top of strut ,The one under the ecu is a pain just needs a little extra patience. Do not remove the nut in the centre this is holding the spring in the strut.

4. I then dropped the sway bay off at the drop links 14mm nuts , This allows you to push the sway bar down out of the way so you can push the lower arm further down later on .

5. Remove brake line from its holding bracket , Remove nut from bottom of the strut 22mm nut and large shifter on bolt head but leave the bolt in for now , Then remove nut from the upper ball joint 18mm nut

6. Now remove bolt at bottom of strut and the last nut from the top of the strut mount, This is where two people would be good, Take the bolt out of the upper joint this will let the lower arm and hub drop down , You need to be careful not to stretch brake line and be very careful not to damage abs wire that runs under the bottom of strut.

7. Before removing strut make note of where the top of the coil spring finishes and make sure the new one goes back at the same place.

8. Get one person to hold the arm that’s been disconnected from upper joint and push the lower arm and hub down this will allow you to drop the strut down and out of the car .

9. Take strut assembly aside and apply spring compressor ,These really don't need to be forced to much just compress the spring a little , Then remove the top of the strut by slowly undoing the 17mm nut from the top.( compressors from hire shop $20 )

10. Now assemble new strut and spring , With these ones I was able to push down on the spring and was able to get the new nut back on the top ,Tighten top nut

11. Then follow removal process in reverse to install new strut .

This took me 3 hours start to finish ,spend a day or so reading everything about this you can find plan your attack and it's not that hard a job.
Hope this helps anyone trying this.
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