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AZZKIKR
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Jan 14, 2:52pm - #374745 
picking up hotchkis springs tomorrow...quick question

I'm picking up the hotchkis springs with bumpstops tomorrow...and am prepping my garage tonight for the install...what SPECIAL TOOLS do I need for the install...other than a spring compressor and complete set of wrenches...
...I'm asking about an impact wrench to get the hub assembly apart or some of the bolts on top of the struts... any help is appreciated...and yes, I've been reading the tech manual in regards to the hub assemblies

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Jan 14, 3:02pm - #374746 
6 pack of beer thumbsup

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Jan 14, 3:26pm - #374747 
^^^^ lmao...other than that tool...

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Jan 14, 6:21pm - #374748 
I have air tools so that cuts about 30 mins out of it. do you have a long breaker bar, they sometimes work better than air tools. a second person would be great.


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Jan 14, 6:59pm - #374749 
i read that a spring can tear right though a person if it slips out of the compressor

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Jan 14, 7:05pm - #374750 
yeah it can or severly damage your car, whatever is worse to you cool


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Jan 14, 7:36pm - #374751 
impact wrench makes it a lot easier... if you dont have a good breaker bar you definately need that too.

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Jan 14, 7:52pm - #374752 
also get a tourque whrench to you can tigthen the bolts correctly



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Jan 14, 10:05pm - #374753 
just curious...are you installing camber links also?


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Jan 15, 10:12am - #374754 
no camber links

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Jan 15, 10:14am - #374755 
they pretty much covered it...u should start with the rear tho...those were the toughest to get out than the front ones thumbsup

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