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PostSubject: Re: !"#¤%& useless moneypit!!   !"#¤%& useless moneypit!! - Page 2 EmptyMon Aug 19, 2013 1:58 pm

gold94corolla wrote:
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it's actually a LOT easier to install coilovers.  I'll never do springs again lol.
If you've got spring compressors then doing springs/struts is barely any harder than full coilovers...
I'm not sure which spring compressors you use, but the ones I rent from the parts store are a huge pain to use.  Actually, suspension was a piece of cake on the AE101 because of it's simple suspension design layout, but the IS300 was a nightmare to fit springs, no room for the spring compressors.  Coilovers are 100 million times easier because they are already compressed for you, one package piece.
No room for the compressors?  If you're pulling both struts/shocks and springs out then you don't put the compressors on until the whole unit is out of the car - the top hat and piston nut keep the unit together (just make sure you crack the piston nut whilst still installed in the car to make it much easier to remove later).  You use the compressors to take the load off the top hat allowing you to take it off, pull the springs out (and then take the compressors off and fit them to the new springs), fit the new springs (already compressed), fit the top hat and piston nut and THEN uncompress the springs, then re-install into the car.

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And here's a MCM video showing the same process I used

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PostSubject: Re: !"#¤%& useless moneypit!!   !"#¤%& useless moneypit!! - Page 2 EmptyMon Aug 19, 2013 4:34 pm

Hiro wrote:
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Hiro wrote:
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it's actually a LOT easier to install coilovers.  I'll never do springs again lol.
If you've got spring compressors then doing springs/struts is barely any harder than full coilovers...
I'm not sure which spring compressors you use, but the ones I rent from the parts store are a huge pain to use.  Actually, suspension was a piece of cake on the AE101 because of it's simple suspension design layout, but the IS300 was a nightmare to fit springs, no room for the spring compressors.  Coilovers are 100 million times easier because they are already compressed for you, one package piece.
No room for the compressors?  If you're pulling both struts/shocks and springs out then you don't put the compressors on until the whole unit is out of the car - the top hat and piston nut keep the unit together (just make sure you crack the piston nut whilst still installed in the car to make it much easier to remove later).  You use the compressors to take the load off the top hat allowing you to take it off, pull the springs out (and then take the compressors off and fit them to the new springs), fit the new springs (already compressed), fit the top hat and piston nut and THEN uncompress the springs, then re-install into the car.

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PostSubject: Re: !"#¤%& useless moneypit!!   !"#¤%& useless moneypit!! - Page 2 EmptyMon Aug 19, 2013 10:24 pm

30/30mm Supersport lowering springs collected! Very Happy

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The windows will get tinted this week and my car is going too get fixed next wednesday because it needs a new wheel bearing Sad

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PostSubject: Re: !"#¤%& useless moneypit!!   !"#¤%& useless moneypit!! - Page 2 EmptyTue Aug 20, 2013 7:23 am

Yay, I bet your happry as a kid in a lollie shop now that there here.
Don't forget your car is around 20ish year old, parts are getting old.
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You know, I can't believe I didn't think to take off the suspension all as one unit until after I had done them all. I took off the strut nut instead of the 3 on the hat.

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PostSubject: Re: !"#¤%& useless moneypit!!   !"#¤%& useless moneypit!! - Page 2 EmptyTue Aug 20, 2013 9:50 am

Thats right magweal, I could not be more happy at the moment! Very Happy

I know I will need too replace the shocks but I want too replace the springs with coilovers in the future.

I'm not gonna build a showcar out of my daily driver, all I want is a Corolla that does not look like every other stock Corolla where I live, here those cars are perfect for people that dont have alot of money.

I talked too the guy thats gonna tint the windows on my car and he said he will get it done sometime this week.

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PostSubject: Re: !"#¤%& useless moneypit!!   !"#¤%& useless moneypit!! - Page 2 EmptyTue Aug 20, 2013 11:11 am

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You know, I can't believe I didn't think to take off the suspension all as one unit until after I had done them all.  I took off the strut nut instead of the 3 on the hat.
n00b....Razz

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Hey, yeah I was totally a noob the first (and only) time I did it! It took me like 7 years to finally get to that point haha.

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PostSubject: Re: !"#¤%& useless moneypit!!   !"#¤%& useless moneypit!! - Page 2 EmptyTue Sep 03, 2013 12:03 am

I managed too get the front loweringsprings on but the rear ones where a pain in the ass, I'll have another go at them soon.

What shocks should I use? I will be replacing them when I can afford it aswell, but the payments on my apartment comes first.

All I want is a dependable car which apparently is to much to ask for right now...

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PostSubject: Re: !"#¤%& useless moneypit!!   !"#¤%& useless moneypit!! - Page 2 EmptyWed Sep 04, 2013 9:07 am

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I stopped by the garage today too see how hard it would be too fit a set of loweringsprings and the mechanic told me that it would easily cost £1100 with parts and labour, then after he had taken a look at my car he told me that it looked like my car had been in an accident at some point in its life and he could fix it but he told me it would be cheaper for me too buy another car and send the corolla too the junkyard...

I'm so !"#¤%&/( mad right now!!

What should I do?
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What a rip off Shocked £1,100 to fit springs . I can fit all 4 in less than 1.5hrs , For the price he is looking I'd fly over to Norway and fit them for you lol! 
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Thats some rip off! I installed 4 sprins into my rolla today in less than an hour! All you need is a decent socket set and a loan of spring clamps and a friend or 2 to help!
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Dirty1 and Cini_T97: I have gotten the front loweringsprings on and I will have a go at the rear springs this weekend, I was planning on getting the windows tinted but there are things that are more important at the moment.

And btw, I have ordered a new frontlip and I will post a picture when it is on my car, all I care to say now is that I have not seen that frontlip on any Corolla here since I joined. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: !"#¤%& useless moneypit!!   !"#¤%& useless moneypit!! - Page 2 EmptyThu Sep 05, 2013 2:03 am

Just a quick tip for the rear where the 2 break lines meat not split them unless you wanna go bleading brakes! What i did was cut out a small piece out of the mount on the shock... I will post a pic in a few minutes!
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PostSubject: Re: !"#¤%& useless moneypit!!   !"#¤%& useless moneypit!! - Page 2 EmptyThu Sep 05, 2013 3:05 am

Thanks Cini, I keep thinking what might be wrong with my car since the 16" 4x100 wheels I have in my shed dont want to fit after I changed the calipers..

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Yankee wrote:
Thanks Cini, I keep thinking what might be wrong with my car since the 16" 4x100 wheels I have in my shed dont want to fit after I changed the calipers..
The photo wont upload my laptop is slightly on the old side but ill just write it easier to understand....

1.Remove wheel jack up car
2.On the shock remove the clip that secures the brakes to the shock
3.Push down on hose to get it out of the way
4.Get an angle grinder and make a slit about 8mil in size or big enuf for the copper solid line to pass out..

Simple after that!
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Thanks Cini, I'll try and get the frontlip fitted this weekend also, I've never seen a Corolla with this lip Razz

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PostSubject: Re: !"#¤%& useless moneypit!!   !"#¤%& useless moneypit!! - Page 2 EmptyThu Sep 05, 2013 7:55 am

No problem! Just trying to help another Toyota Enthusiast! I like the sound of this lip! Any sneak preview?
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No sneak preview but the lip is from a VW Golf 3 VR6 Wink

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Sounds quite intresting!
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It should be interesting! ;)But its 10cm to short by the wheelarches.. Maybe I'll put it on my car anyway and see how it looks before buying another VR6 lip.

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