Last weekend I installed new Eibach springs and Koni yellows. It was a last minute decision to tackle this project without a helms manual. But I thought I would attempt it anyways and document it as much as possible to help those like me who tend to dive into projects. Plus, I also surrounded myself with two friends who have had experience with suspensions on several other cars.
The project took a full day, adding a few breaks for beer and pizza. We went about it very slow and methodically, not wanting to cut too many corners.
If I missed anything, let me know and I will append this.
IF YOU CAN'T SEE THE PICTS, CLICK ON THE BLACK BAR, TWICE!!
Koni's out of the box. (stole this picture from another member)
Eibachs (note: the numbers for the front and rears)
Jack up the front end and remove the wheels. Unattach the brake line bracket
Now unscrew the bolt tot he lower bracket of the shock. (note: the torque specs are listed for when you put on the new shock)
Take off the "A" arm bolts. It should swing forward, just let it rest gently. (note: the torque specs are listed for when you put on the new shock)
unscrew the top two nuts (note: the torque specs are listed for when you put on the new shock)
Not sure if this was a necessary step, however better safe than sorry.
I did NOT cut the bumpstops
dremmeling out 8 rose bushings and 4 dust covers, was one of the most time consuming part of this projects. If we only had a proper drill bit.
Reassemble the shock and put it back the way you took the old one out. don't forget to torque everything down
Time for the rears. Before you jack up the rear, remove the spare and pull back the carpet to expose the top shocks.
I highly reccommend detaching the fuel line. It only take a few minutes and will save you hours.