hi there, have just ordered some weitech springs and dampners for my LCR and was just wondering if anyone new of a decent guide on fitting them or could just tell me what tools i will need so as i can be sure ive got everything before i start! Any help would be much appreciated, thanks guys
search for dpj suspension fitting guide on here. pretty informative, although for coilovers, same thing ish...
in a nutshell, undo top nut in engine bay, undo nut in wheel bearing housing clamp.
undo arb brackets and the wishbone will drop to allow room to remove, cold chisel in back of housing to open it up, rubber mallet under the oem shock and hit hard, it should then come free.making sure youve unclipped the abs and pad warning cables from the shock
to refit youll need spring compressors to fit new springs onto the shock, then bumpstop goes on, rubber boot, top mount plate, top mount and bearing coat in white grease and refit as removed
drivers side is harder due to longer driveshaft .
if you havent enough room then you may want to undo the ball joint mounting plate, and slide thu hub out of the wishbone to allow more room....
youll need alignment after anyway
spanners, sockets, mole grips help, deep reach spanners for top mount, spring compressors, rubber mallet, white grease, cold chisel, anti seize.......
be patient with the shock removal, they can be a pita to remove, but anti seize split the hub and hit with rubber mallet should see it out
make sure all top bolts are tight to eliminate any knocking.
i fitted my rear springs an shocks today but dont know which way round to fit the springs, do i have the part of spring that is close together at the top or bottom. im confused lol, looked at guides but only find coilovers are they the same. any links or pics apprechiated,