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Re: Coilover installation (DHill)

only if you are going to reuse your strut bearings.. if you buy new ones then no you will not need one..
 

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Re: Coilover installation (DHill)

im doing mine today, i posted this the other day, but one more question that DHill may need to know as well, i bought new bearings and the new mount, but do you still need to remove the bearing nut off the old assembly and reuse or should i have purchased a new one too?
 

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Re: Coilover installation (-EURO-)

Also, be sure to get a stronger control arm pivot bushing. Coilovers tear em to pieces. Also, be smart and leave OFF the front sway bar.
 

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Re: Coilover installation (troze1200)

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Also, be sure to get a stronger control arm pivot bushing. Coilovers tear em to pieces. Also, be smart and leave OFF the front sway bar.

I understand the bushing, but why do you suggest leaving off the sway bar?
 

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Re: Coilover installation (GRN6IX)

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why do you suggest leaving off the sway bar?

Yea, why is that?
 

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Re: Coilover installation (OctoberVR6)

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but do you still need to remove the bearing nut off the old assembly and reuse or should i have purchased a new one too?

I like new hardware when ever I can, gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside. Only like $0.20 ea anyway.
 

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Re: Coilover installation (Lemmie Hill)

From what I've heard, the reason you leave the stock front swaybar off is because it rubs once the new suspension is in. I have no idea what it rubs but it does, the suggestion i've always seen is too get a new aftermarket swaybar. Who lknows maybe it has something to do with the way that the swaybar is bent???
 

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Re: Coilover installation (-EURO-)

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But with coilovers they should have there own bolts...

But not for the bearings.
 

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Re: Coilover installation (Scubastevie00)

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hh my coilovers don't rub w/ my swaybar... I don't think anybody else's do either..

MKIV's have a problem with lowering and the sway bar links. Not in MKIII land though...
 

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Re: Coilover installation (Scubastevie00)

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hh my coilovers don't rub w/ my swaybar... I don't think anybody else's do either..

-ditto...havent had a problem im about 2 yrs. get that bad boy down...and enjoy nice highway cruising...improved handeling made driving that much more fun. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Coilover installation (snuffyboy3)

I have a 2.0 with vr6 control arms, brakes...
I unhooked the front sway bar, like kentek motorsports does in it's race cars, and it killed the slight understeer. Now the car has a perfect 50/50 drift with the H&R coilovers. Now, a few people down here do the same. The car really digs and yanks you out of corners now. I have vw motorsport pivot bushings, and those are tough enough in 10 months that they do not show any signs of wear, and I DO have even tire wear. I do run a neuspeed rear bar.
 
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