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Old March 12th, 2006, 05:35 PM   #1
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Need help installing springs

Hey guys I need someone to help me install some springs into my car during spring break during the end of march. I will provide all the tools (jack, jack stands, spring compressor) beer , just need someone to help me do it because i dont trust myself .
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haha, what kind of springs are you installing? do you have stock springs on right now? Are you getting aftermarket shocks too?

I'm planning installing my cams during spring break too, and might need someone to give me a hand. Mine is next week, when is yours? I've installed coilovers on my car before, so I can help with the install, so if you want to give me the use of a few extra hands for my cam install then we've got a deal, lol.
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Old March 12th, 2006, 10:50 PM   #3
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cam install is hard.. and another pair of hands is even better.
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cam install is hard.. and another pair of hands is even better.
for the springs or the cams?

cam install doesn't seem very hard. Just time consuming.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 12:58 AM   #5
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neuspeed sports springs im gonna use them w/ stock shocks for now, i can help u out but my spring break doesnt start until 2 more weeks but im free during the days on tuesday and thursday. What school do u go to?
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cams i mean. they seem hard to me, nothing like spring install.
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Duey, I might be able to give you a hand, depending on when you are going to do it.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 05:10 PM   #8
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cool im planning on the end of the month of this march not sure on the day though ill get back to you guys.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 11:12 AM   #9
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I am still undecided should i go with neuspeed sports (1.8fr 1.7r) or Tein H-tech (1.5fr 1.3r)???

I also have a coupon for a free five point inspection on your car at any john elway honda dealership if anyone wants it.

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I am still undecided should i go with neuspeed sports (1.8fr 1.7r) or Tein H-tech (1.5fr 1.3r)???.
Not sure how much wheel gap you have currently... just measure and guess what you think works best. Bad thing about regular springs is that if you find it's lower than you want, you have to buy new springs to change.

My philosophy is to drop for better handling, not for looks. Fvcking up the bottom of your baby isn't worth a super drop. Unless you are building a nascar, keep it realistic.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 10:33 PM   #11
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at stock heigh its probably 5 fingers, i dont want to drop too much because my lip kit hangs too low and my driveway is at a 90 degree angle, everytime i leave my house i have to back out sideways so i dont scrape my front lip.
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Yo man i found this pretty helpfull hope it helps

http://cl.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=168436

Hit me up man ill help u out, plus i owe ya for helpin me with my lights.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 10:55 PM   #13
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allright cool, maybe we can have a install springs for du3ce meet ha ha, did u get ur springs install yet???
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Old March 15th, 2006, 11:09 PM   #14
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Nah i was watchin some on ebay but the seller bowed out
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Old March 16th, 2006, 08:56 AM   #15
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allright cool, maybe we can have a install springs for du3ce meet ha ha
That's what I was thinking...

You are already having issues with scraping in your driveway? Seems like it won't matter which springs you get, you won't be able to get into your driveway at all... something to consider. It would suck to have your car up in the driveway, drop it on the new springs, then not be able to pull it out onto the street without ripping your lip off...
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Old March 16th, 2006, 02:24 PM   #16
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well it wont scrape if i back it out sideways, im sick of seeing the wheel gap on my car, but it looks like im going w/ tein htechs.
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Make sure you check your clearance before you do anything. Stop the car as you are backing out sideways and measure distances between the curb and any part of your car. You are close enough, I can always give you a hand if you want. The last thing you want is to not be able to get in/out of your driveway...
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allright i will check that out in the morning im pretty sure i will be ok, i just ordered some tein Htechs on ebay for 170 shipped suppose to lower me 1.4fr and 1.3r.
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I say go full coilover. i've got D2's on mine and absolutely love them, but i guess you only care about the looks and not about the handling, so spring/shock is the way to go.
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I say go full coilover. i've got D2's on mine and absolutely love them, but i guess you only care about the looks and not about the handling, so spring/shock is the way to go.
I'm sure money is also a factor...
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Old March 20th, 2006, 01:36 PM   #21
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Ok so my spring break is going to be next week (27-31) i requested saturday off so if anyone can do it let me know.
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mine and CSU's was this last week
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Old March 20th, 2006, 10:36 PM   #23
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yea cu is a little late on the spring break
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I'll help you out, but we are going to need some better weather first bud...

Working on that kind of sh1t in the cold sux.
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i got a space heater but i dont think it'll get that cold, i just hope my tein springs come in by then.

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Garage + space heater should be fine. Not sure what the weather is supposed to be. So you said you were planning on Saturday right? Do you have all the tools? Penetrating oil? (you should soak the nuts that need to be removed for a day or two ahead of time if possible)
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yep i might be free on thursday too but sat. is fine, penetrating oil? you mean wd-40?? and yes i have a jack and 2 jack stands and ill have to rent a spring compressor.
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WD-40 would work... but they actually have stuff that's made specifically for that purpose. For example: http://www.polywater.com/typep7.html

You can get it at any car parts place and it's pretty cheap. Maybe $5ish.

Also, do you have all the wrenches/socket sizes necessary? Just trying to cover the bases.
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 01:03 PM   #29
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i have some of it, unless u already have some? or maybe i can borrow ryans (cov6rider)
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Just wanted to see if you've thought through it. It sucks getting things partially taken apart and then realizing you don't have the tool you need.
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