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Did you pay someone to do it, or did you do it yourself?

If you did it yourself, I have a quesiton for you. When you take the spring/strut out, can you take it out as one piece? Meaning, once you undo the screws on top of the strut, do you already need to have the spring compressed, or can you pull the whole thing (spring and strut) out as one piece?

I want to lower my TLs, but I hate paying people to do stuff. I replaced the struts on my old Integra myself, but I had already lowered it, so I had play in the springs once the car was jacked up.

Thanks in advance!!!
 

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dazz said:
Did you pay someone to do it, or did you do it yourself?

If you did it yourself, I have a quesiton for you. When you take the spring/strut out, can you take it out as one piece? Meaning, once you undo the screws on top of the strut, do you already need to have the spring compressed, or can you pull the whole thing (spring and strut) out as one piece?

I want to lower my TLs, but I hate paying people to do stuff. I replaced the struts on my old Integra myself, but I had already lowered it, so I had play in the springs once the car was jacked up.

Thanks in advance!!!
How old was your Integra? On the TL, you will need to compress the springs in order to get the struts out. It can be done with the right tools, but you will spend a good day doing it since the bolts are really, really tight. Get a buddy to help you out!
 

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Booty Man said:
You have to have the spring compressed to take out.
I know you have to compress the spring to take it off the strut, but do you have to compress the spring to take the strut off the car with the spring on it? Did that make sense?
 

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Re: Re: Anyone who has lowered their car...

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How old was your Integra? On the TL, you will need to compress the springs in order to get the struts out. It can be done with the right tools, but you will spend a good day doing it since the bolts are really, really tight. Get a buddy to help you out!
ahhhhhhhhhh :mad:

What did you guys pay to have them put in??

My integra was a 96 GSR
 

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I know you have to compress the spring to take it off the strut, but do you have to compress the spring to take the strut off the car with the spring on it? Did that make sense?
You do not have to compress the spring until you're ready to take the spring itself out of the strut. To remove the strut from the car, just unbolt the strut... no worries of a spring explosion.
 

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You do not have to compress the spring until you're ready to take the spring itself out of the strut. To remove the strut from the car, just unbolt the strut... no worries of a spring explosion.
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I did it...and what RAdams said...no you don't have to. It's really easy...for the front jack up the car, push the shock/strut out of the fork and back, step down on the rotor with pressure, and work it toward the back rear...let it slip down in that hole...pull the top out, then the bottom. For the bottom, just unscrew, pull out of the fork, down and out. Check my site for pics.

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man, just pay someone with the right tools...there's nothing like doing it yourself, but somethings you should leave to the pro's...the springs can be handled by amature's, but its just too much hassle in my own opinion...Shyne:king:
 

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i think it's worth the learning experience.. me and austin519 did it in 5 hrs.. prolly around 4 if we didn't have that rounded hex... w/ no power tools.
 

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Shyne said:
man, just pay someone with the right tools...there's nothing like doing it yourself, but somethings you should leave to the pro's...the springs can be handled by amature's, but its just too much hassle in my own opinion...Shyne:king:
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What's the fun in that? I have the right tools, I just wasn't sure if the spring needed to be compressed to take it off the car. I'll just take it to my friends shop and have him compress them

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in LA area it's around 100 bucks at most. here in north cali it's about 150. in VA i know it should be around 200?
I paid $90 for springs, sways, and upper strut bar. :D
 

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You can always do the 2 jack method. One jack to hold up
the car and one jack to compress the spring. It's definately
nice to pay someone else to do the dirty work though.
 

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Hattophile:
That sounds really scary. Just go to Autozone...get the compressor for free...return it when you're done.

dazz:
So you got your answer...what are you waiting for? :D

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dazz:
So you got your answer...what are you waiting for? :D

Austin519
Prob gonna order them today...although this new "camber" development might hinder me a a week or so so I can get some more cash :mad:

I found the springs (H&R) for $139, $15 shipped...and Neuspeeds for $129, $15 shipping....
 

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dazz:
I'd be interested to see how the Neuspeeds are...but both are good. And you can put the camber kit on later...you should be fine for awhile without it. So I say go ahead and do it.

Austin519
 
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