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    Smile fitting coilovers

    just a quick q really has anybody got any tips for me to fit my coilover to my car to make fitting them easyer as i dont want to be doing it all day know what i mean lol
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    Probably the hardest job is releasing the strut from the hub. I bought a special tool from VW that you insert into the back of the hub which spreads it so the strut slides out easily, only costs about 12. Apart from that just make sure you have all the right tools to undo the appropriate nuts etc even down to the spline bits for undoing the track rod ends and drop links.
    The backs are a doddle to do
    If you have all the bits it's a couple of hours, if not, it can be best part of a day!!
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    As said fella. Right tools for the job

    And plenty of coffee :-)

    Your car will look schweet on collies fella

    Looking forward to
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    Ju,I don't suppose you have a p/no for the hub splitter do you? :-)
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    It's special tool no. 3424, they can be a bit arsey about selling it though. When I picked mine up I was told I wasn't supposed to be able to buy it but seeing as I'd already paid for it then bla bla bla!
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    yey no more 4x4 spec lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3.2 Ju View Post
    Probably the hardest job is releasing the strut from the hub. I bought a special tool from VW that you insert into the back of the hub which spreads it so the strut slides out easily, only costs about 12. Apart from that just make sure you have all the right tools to undo the appropriate nuts etc even down to the spline bits for undoing the track rod ends and drop links.
    The backs are a doddle to do
    If you have all the bits it's a couple of hours, if not, it can be best part of a day!!
    cheers for the advice mate might look into the tool i work in a garage so most tools are at my disposal so might just have to get the spreader your on about
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie123 View Post
    As said fella. Right tools for the job

    And plenty of coffee :-)

    Your car will look schweet on collies fella

    Looking forward to
    haha yeah agreed on the coffee bit esp as i'll prob be getting up early to do them i dont fancy a trip to the hosbital because of me being half asleep, yeah i cant wait to see what she looks like when done
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
    yey no more 4x4 spec lol
    haha i know thank god ive wanted to lower her for ages but never got round to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by fnmrst View Post
    haha i know thank god ive wanted to lower her for ages but never got round to it
    nice one mate, i knew you would eventually get around to soon it!
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    haha i know its only taken me 3 years or so to do it
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    Quote Originally Posted by fnmrst View Post
    haha i know its only taken me 3 years or so to do it
    Rome wasn't built in a day mate! Look forward to pictures
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    Hye mate did you v maxxers arrive??

    Im awaiting mine but delivery service class inverness as the moon so they take an age!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
    Rome wasn't built in a day mate! Look forward to pictures
    yeah exactly mate good point, yeah will get some up once there on but im working all this weekend so prob cant get them on till next weekend then she look
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    Quote Originally Posted by fnmrst View Post
    yeah exactly mate good point, yeah will get some up once there on but im working all this weekend so prob cant get them on till next weekend then she look
    It's like Guinness mate, can't rush it lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOOSH View Post
    Hye mate did you v maxxers arrive??

    Im awaiting mine but delivery service class inverness as the moon so they take an age!
    yeah they arrived today cant wait to have a comfortable ride in my car lol the sport suspension isnt exactly soft is it lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
    It's like Guiness mate, can't rush it lol
    lmao yeah you cant
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    Quote Originally Posted by fnmrst View Post
    lmao yeah you cant
    So when they going in mate?
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    no idea so far maybe next saturday , on monday im going to the garage next door to my work to ask them how much to fit them if its cheap enough i'll get them to do it if im feeling lazy otherwise next saturday , oh its going to be a long ass week i think i'll be counting down the days till saturday
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    Yea Id be the same, excellent guy local to me that is VAG specialist! I get him to do alot of stuff because it's easier to leave the car with him while I'm at work etc He put me H&R's in
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    yeah the garage next door the owner used to race karts so knows a thing or two about racing stuff so will know about coilovers
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    Fran if you want me and Nath will come around and do them with you?
    I got him to adjust my front one's a few weeks ago. And he has fitted his S3 with coilovers.
    Be cheaper going to him then a garage and it doesnt take him long to do them.
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    yeah i'll keep that in mind ash cheers
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    good idea, in-list someone thats done it before.....C spanners at the ready lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
    good idea, in-list someone thats done it before.....C spanners at the ready lol
    good point mate lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3.2 Ju View Post
    It's special tool no. 3424, they can be a bit arsey about selling it though. When I picked mine up I was told I wasn't supposed to be able to buy it but seeing as I'd already paid for it then bla bla bla!
    Cheers ! Will go on a blag :-)
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    You fitting v-maxx's fella?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie123 View Post
    Cheers ! Will go on a blag :-)
    let us know how you get on fella
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie123 View Post
    You fitting v-maxx's fella?
    yeah i certainly am
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    Which ones you gone for?
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    My folks got the slip to collect my collies yesterday so i went down today to the parcel place only to find they cant find them so i have to go back on monday

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie123 View Post
    Which ones you gone for?
    only the basic ones nothing to special
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOOSH View Post
    My folks got the slip to collect my collies yesterday so i went down today to the parcel place only to find they cant find them so i have to go back on monday
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    Quote Originally Posted by fnmrst View Post
    only the basic ones nothing to special
    Looking forward to you putting them on and letting us know how they ride:-)

    Hopefully getting a set of adjustables on mr wheels in the future also !
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    yeah will do mate , ah good stuff mate what ones you going for
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    Think I will try the adjustable damping vmaxx's from Nath.

    Sound pretty good vfm

    Hopefully get them in the next few weeks
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie123 View Post
    vmaxx's from Nath.
    thats where i got mine from
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    i highly recommend him to anybody looking to buy coilovers
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