Seems like pretty standard stuff - McPherson front struts and a standard rear spring suspension.<br> <br> Looks like it would be very straightforward - esp in the back - may be able to get the springs out using just a spring compressor and not taking anything apart at all.
I want to do that too anybody have VFAQ? I can take some pictures and send it to someone that have VFAQ. What spring are you guys buying? I'm thinking about Carlsson because it have a lowest drop F&R 1.5' compare to H&R F 1.4' and R 1.3' or Eibach F 1.3' and R 1.0'. Oh I also need help in part numbers for different thickness rubber shim for the rear spring.
talked to the dealer (my spouse's family owns it).<br> <br> I am told you need a special tool to compress the spring back into position....getting mine done on friday...bought the eibach ones...<br> <br> BTW, I found www.upsolute.com . they offer a good range of chipping products...good stories so far<br>
For the rear, raise the car up until the wheels are off the ground (use plenty of jack stands) and you can get underneath and put a jack underneath the arm under the spring and remove the bolt that holds the arm in place (towards the pumpkin) and then release the jack and let the spring drop out, reverse to get it back in. Jack the front up and the fronts are mcphersons so you remove the whole assembly, bring it to a shop and have them use their air tools and spring compressor to replace the spring and then put it back in your car. I would not advice trying to disassemble the mcpherson strut spring yourself or you will hurt yourself.<br> <br> Then of course there's the easy way, bring springs and car to dealer and get loaner, come back at the end of the day and drive away. My dealer wanted $270 for the whole job. Keep in mind that it requires a serious alignment job that will probably cost you over $100 anyway.
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