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Old 05-22-2004, 23:14   #1 (permalink)
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help with lowering...

I'm puttting lower springs into my car atm, and i cannot remove the front left suspension unit lower mounting bolt from the lower suspension arm. I managed to get off the front right one, although that wasnt too easy either. Any suggestions before i totally round off the nut.
I've already put some wd40 around the bolt, but thats doing fvck all atm.

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Old 05-23-2004, 21:48   #2 (permalink)
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Re: help with lowering...

Erm, big ass bar. If you have the right socket you wont round it off. On the off chance you do manage to round it, a cold chissle does the trick.
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Old 05-24-2004, 01:18   #3 (permalink)
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Re: help with lowering...

Two ring spanners usually does it easily..
From memory.. 24mm and 22mm (24 on the bolt head..22 on the nut)
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15/16th SAE on the bolt head and 7/8th SAE on the nut
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Mine was torqued to the max.

So we cheated. Put a ring spanner on both bolt and nut, then chucked a trolley jack under one of the spanners and jacked it up.
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Old 05-24-2004, 04:02   #5 (permalink)
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Cheers guys.
Managed to get the bitch off after getting the right spanners from uni... now to get started on the back (not just yet, i'm still getting over that damn bolt , lol).
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Old 05-24-2004, 04:27   #6 (permalink)
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The back is a piece of piss compared to the front. You don't even need compressors.

I can get a diff out quicker than changing front springs, and changing the rear springs is about 1/4 of taking the whole diff out it. It's 5 bolts tops, not including wheel nuts.
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