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Old 07-05-2005, 10:59 PM   #1
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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.

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Save gas, it's expensive



Pop off the rears









Voila! My car is now 1" lower and I love it. It rides nice. I'm still getting use to how far I can push it. I have the Koni set at about halfway between full-firm and full-soft.


Some useful links:

Coilover install: http://www.s2ki.com/forums/index.php...pic=66520&st=0

second perch on koni information: http://www.s2ki.com/forums/index.php...pic=152163&hl=

adjustment tool for the driver side rear: http://www.s2ki.com/forums/index.php...pic=144311&hl=[B]
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This is detailed enough to go into "Technical". Moving. Also, this will be added to the "FAQs".
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Nicely done
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Nicely done indeed! How did you remove the fuel line?
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nicely done!
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Originally Posted by SolReborn,Jul 6 2005, 07:22 AM
Nicely done indeed! How did you remove the fuel line?
I didn't remove the fuel line. I just unbracketed it and push it aside. It gives you the extra inch or so to reach the nuts on top of the shock.

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that is ingenious!! i wish i woulda known before doing mine... my install had A LOT of profanity... heheh
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how come you did NOT cut the bumpstops?
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looks great BUT when we did Cub's car we did not remove the gas tank feeder line
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