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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 3:07 pm 
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gonna be pulling my front shocks and springs out next week to dump ultralows and shortened shocks in the front as well. any tricks to pulling it all out??? got some compressers btw.

 

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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 7:55 pm 
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hey,
i did all the springs and shocks in my eb a few weeks ago. The front wasnt too hard, just a pain in the a** seperating ball joints etc without damaging the rubber boots around them. Once you've done 1 side, the other side will take no time at all! Grab a Gregories manual from supercheap if you haven't already. Makes things much simpler. Good luck.

 

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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 10:48 pm 
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pull the whole spring and strut out then compress! so much easier!

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 1:26 pm 
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argh f**k!

i cant get the spring/strut assembly out. its all loose, but how the f**k do i pull it out?

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 1:48 pm 
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pop top ball joint and undo sway bar mount at lower control arm and it should fall out
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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 1:49 pm 
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Did you undo the sway bar too, lets it all hang looser.

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 2:10 pm 
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ok, ui've undone f**k everything and i still cant get it out. can someone explain in s**t terms how to get the strut/spring out. the whole setup still isnt loose enough to get the strut out :evil:

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 2:55 pm 
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Well you may then be better off also undoing the bolt that holds the spring in, and taking it all out separately.

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 4:41 pm 
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doesnt matter, seems that one side was just a s**t. The drivers side took me, no joke about 3 hours to get out and put the new strut and spring in, and the passenger side took 15 minutes. Thanks fellas

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 4:44 pm 
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doesnt matter, seems that one side was just a s**t. The drivers side took me, no joke about 3 hours to get out and put the new strut and spring in, and the passenger side took 15 minutes. Thanks fellas


look forward to seeing some pics as she was pretty low before....will be interesting to see the diff with the ultralows

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 5:57 pm 
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mrnasty wrote:
doesnt matter, seems that one side was just a s**t. The drivers side took me, no joke about 3 hours to get out and put the new strut and spring in, and the passenger side took 15 minutes. Thanks fellas

Funny you say that... so did mine.
Passenger side popped straight out and straight in, drivers side was a pain in the a***.

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 7:50 pm 
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big kev wrote:
look forward to seeing some pics as she was pretty low before....will be interesting to see the diff with the ultralows


i may get a few pics tomorrow night on the friday night cruise, the back hasnt really changed but the front has dropped down a bit now, love it :)

 

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Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 11:37 pm 
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voxace wrote:
Did you undo the sway bar too, lets it all hang looser.


well me and voxace can vouch for that one today. and the mega cuts from the car.

also you can take the a-arm out as well. but becareful if you have shims.


the ball joints are C***.
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