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im getting ready to do a coilover install and am wondering what i should replace while im installing my coilovers, you know, the parts that wear over time...bump stops? specific bolts or nuts? dust boots? any help would be appreciated
searched but didnt come up with anything solid about parts that should be replaced

im on an h&r cupkit which rides great but i need to get rid of my wheel gap!!!!!!
 

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Re: what should be replaced... (supra00400)

you could get the ecs tuning suspension refresh kit. Bump stops will come with the coilovers, and there are some stretch bolts that you are "supposed" to replace, but I didn't. The DIY (I Think) says what "should" be replaced
edit: strut bearings for sure
 

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Re: what should be replaced... (supra00400)

you might want to look into the refresh kit then, I would if I were to change my suspension right now (at 105k) if you havent already replaced any bushings or anything it would be wise to do all at once and not have to worry about it in the future. just my 2 cents http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: what should be replaced... (supra00400)

off topic but http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif on the ASA JH8's, fine looking wheels
 

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Re: what should be replaced... (VWFast96)

thanks for the alert on the refresh kit, i am going to order that, what about the rear?? after looking a little more i noticed they dont say much about replacing anything in the rear...and thanks, the jh8's are one of my favorite sets of wheels http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: what should be replaced... (supra00400)

I didn't but the stretch bolts are "supposed" to be replaced on the rear. the two upper shock mount bolts and I think even the bottom bolt
 

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Re: what should be replaced... (sfg_mob)

Quote, originally posted by sfg_mob »
strut mounts and strut mount bearings

everyone told me to get new struts too but ive been riding on stock ones still and its all good http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: what should be replaced... (jetta PWR)

This topic is about a coilover install, which includes that.
For a spring install, it might be ok to do that if the struts dont have a lot of miles on them, but after a while they will be blown and ride worse and worse
 

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Re: what should be replaced... (jetta PWR)

Quote, originally posted by jetta PWR »

everyone told me to get new struts too but ive been riding on stock ones still and its all good http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

his car is an 01 yours is an 05, his has 105k you know nothing.
do upper strut mounts / bushings and new stretch bolts in the rear just to be safe.
i did it on my 2nd set of coils and man everything felt good. also check out your control arm bushings while your under the car, they tend to go as well.
once all that is done your car will feel like new man!
 

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Re: what should be replaced... (Rev Run)

I'll have to get this.
 
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