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Old 02-13-2008, 07:50 PM
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Lowering springs install

How much did everyone pay for the install? Or how much should i expect to pay? If anyone has done the install how hard or how long did it take? any info would help.
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:28 PM
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it's not hard and it doesn't take long either. it's been some time since i've installed some but guessing i'd say it took me about 2hrs. i always take my time so someone else my tell you it only takes 1hr. having the right tools will speed things up and spring compressors are almost a must.
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:08 PM
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I just did the fronts, and now i'm researching the rears first. My only question now is where is the access to the rear shock?
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:26 PM
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in the trunk.
2 nuts

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Here is a picture of a coupe.

doesn't really show the strut towers well but it makes perfect sense where they are.
You will have to remove the plastic trim to get to them.
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:41 PM
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If you have an s14, the bolts are under the rear speaker cover.
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by MS!3 View Post
If you have an s14, the bolts are under the rear speaker cover.
and are a ***** to get to.
word of advice DO NOT STRIP THESE NUTS
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:06 PM
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get coilovers..haha
its way easier to install

well no spring compressor stuff
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yea and i don't know where they are on a Subaru.

Update your info w/ your s-chassis
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by shaban View Post
and are a ***** to get to.
word of advice DO NOT STRIP THESE NUTS
OMG DUDE! When i did my rears, i **** a brick when I went to loosen the first nut! It took NO effort. I was loosening it with my fingers when I realized that the ***hat who worked on my car last snapped the stud in half! (and mind you, i had my non-reclinable SPARCO seats in when this happened) I thought my whole weekend was ruined. So i thought for a min what I could do, i could order the part and have it shipped to the shop, but I wouldn't get the part till next week. I couldn't do that, so what I did was, I took apart the whole upper pillow mount and super glued a similar length bolt to the underside of the mount, then reassembled the strut assembly, and used a locking flare nut to hold it in place....no problems ever since, and that day, my 240, became a real 240...
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yeah, once the nut got stripped, my cousin thought the best thing to do was drill it out with a drill bit and ended up drilling straight through the nut and stud. So I was out for 3 weeks until my coilovers came in
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what kind of tools are you guys using..... a proper 3/8th breaker bar with swivel and 6 point socket will kill the striped nut party.


to the OP im sorry i was not doing write ups back when i was doing the stock spring swaps... i have done a lot of them. **** even did my car twice in one night all the way around.


1. remove 14mm nuts

2. remove 17mm ( 19mm in rear) nuts holds suspension to assembly

3. get spring compressors out

4. apply them to both side.

5. hopefully you have access to impact gun and or you will get strong hand compressing them.... it can be done.. i have done it both ways.

6. once compressed remove center nut on strut.

7. SLOWLY and somewhat evenly loosen the spring compressor.

8. DONT point the top of the spring toward your face of any one/object that you love. becuase it could kill you or them.





i have done this becuase i was in a rush before and had to be somewhere but is not recommended becuase well thing could get broken striped or loss easily.

1. Jack car up

2. releases center bolt and wait for the explosion of your spring rapidly popping out.

3. however DONT.. do this if you dont have compressors, you still have to compress the srping to put the bolts on the center of the strut.



also consult you FSM and even autozone has diagrams online now.


LONG LONG time ago when i was a poor kid and experimenting with things.. this is like the only picture i have


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also be carfull in the s14 grab the wrench properly to loosen my buddy was pushing on his to loosen and the bolt got loose and shot the wrench out anf he broke the rear window lol.
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HAHHAAH thats freaking 240 awesome
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yea rear windows r useless neway, as with nething else that happens to be in your way and ****ing u off, then ends up broken
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springs one time put my car handled gooder.
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