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    Coilover fitting

    Can't seem to find a tutorial on it or anything, anyone done a step by step guide for fitting coilovers at all?
    Currently driving a 55 plate Ford Mondeo ST. But as Arnie once said...


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    mmmmm you never done it before to any other car?

    its handy enough on the A3's, changed plenty of suspension and coilovers before.

    wheels off
    caliper off
    drop links off
    driveshaft out of brake/hub
    raise scuttle panel slightly to remove 3 off bolts at the top mount
    lift whole front suspension out with brake
    remove bolt holding shock and hammer out
    remove top mount
    use a chizel to help pry open the back of the brake to reinsert the coilover and bolt in
    get a couple of threads on the 3 top bolts at the top mount
    reinsert drive shaft
    reattach drop link
    put caliper back on
    check everything is tight

    bit vague but you will see as you go along

    the back is piss easy - jack up one side and have the other on an axle stand, remove both shocks (2 bolts at top, 1 at bottom).
    the rear beam will drop so insert coilover springs
    attach new shocks to the top first then use the jack to raise the rear beam up to the bottom of the shock to make it easier to bolt in.
    check everything again for tightness

    wheels on, go drive to get for noises.

    if in doubt, seek help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydie View Post
    mmmmm you never done it before to any other car?

    its handy enough on the A3's, changed plenty of suspension and coilovers before.

    wheels off
    caliper off
    drop links off
    driveshaft out of brake/hub
    raise scuttle panel slightly to remove 3 off bolts at the top mount
    lift whole front suspension out with brake
    remove bolt holding shock and hammer out
    remove top mount
    use a chizel to help pry open the back of the brake to reinsert the coilover and bolt in
    get a couple of threads on the 3 top bolts at the top mount
    reinsert drive shaft
    reattach drop link
    put caliper back on
    check everything is tight

    bit vague but you will see as you go along

    the back is piss easy - jack up one side and have the other on an axle stand, remove both shocks (2 bolts at top, 1 at bottom).
    the rear beam will drop so insert coilover springs
    attach new shocks to the top first then use the jack to raise the rear beam up to the bottom of the shock to make it easier to bolt in.
    check everything again for tightness

    wheels on, go drive to get for noises.

    if in doubt, seek help
    I've never done the fronts before, backs are always piss easy!

    Cheers Boydie, might even do a tutorial with pics myself when i do it for others

    'coz im nice
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    Good lad - just take it easy and watch that the drive shaft doesnt come out of the engine block lol shouldnt do but just take it easy. Watch for the brake clips and sensors etc...

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    Last edited by boggysv; 26th October 2009 at 12:21.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boggysv View Post
    Hopefully

    Cheers for that, gonna attempt it tonight
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    You text me that monday mornin, get a move on lad!
    Well i'm not having to do it with a friend that has axle stands, rather than a friend that has a fcuking ramp and lift!

    Would be much easier with that but he's been a ***** all week

    So hush!
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    Get pics up when its done, whens your wheels ready?

 

 

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