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Old 05-18-2015, 01:02 PM   #1
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BMR spring install

Sup yawl..........Imma newbie to the domestic world and just bought me a 2015 2SS Camaro and a set of BMR springs. Wondering if there is any "special" tools or words of advice/encouragement needed? I appreciate any help. Thank you.............

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Old 05-18-2015, 01:04 PM   #2
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You'll need a spring compressor, that's really the only special tool you'll need.

Also mark with a sharpie on the front and trace the edge of the strut onto the knuckle so you can get the camber set back to as close as possible. You'll still need an alignment after installing the springs.
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:39 PM   #3
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how bout the top of the strut itself. I popped the lil plastic cover off it to expose the strut nut. the inside of the strut doesn't look like a normal allen head hole. Is it? the "top" I mean the allen head part you hold to take the nut off and pull spring off. if that makes sense lol
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:43 PM   #4
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any pix or illustrations of this "knuckle" you mentioned? or well I guess Ill know what your talking about, once I take it out......Doesn't seem too bad of a install process, just looking it over through wheels.
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:44 PM   #5
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Go to bmr website you can download the instructions
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Old 05-18-2015, 02:48 PM   #6
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oh ok...............will do fif_gen_powa
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Old 05-18-2015, 02:58 PM   #7
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I was trying to copy and paste but the BMR website doesn't have install instructions............
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The top strut nut you will need a torx socket. I think its either 45 or 50 torx. Then go down to the lower part of the strut where the 2 bolts are at. Outline the strut with a marker and get it back as best as you can when you install them back.
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:03 PM   #9
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I assume I can buy that at autozone? the torx socket...............Ill look at the strut later to see if I can tell where yaw are saying to mark.............how about the strut itself? regular allen key?
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No spring compressors needed. The spring never shot off or anything. It wasn't under a heavy load
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no shit? lol I thought about trying it without them but autozone right down the street....
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No spring compressors needed. The spring never shot off or anything. It wasn't under a heavy load
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I was trying to copy and paste but the BMR website doesn't have install instructions............
You must not have looked hard, under each product it has a link for instructions for everything they make

http://www.bmrsuspension.com/siteart/install/SP019.pdf

and you don't need a spring compressor just press down on the spring when taking off the top, really easy
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I used a spring compressor on mine, probably just because I assumed it might fly off like most other cars lol. You certainly don't need one to put the lowering springs back in which is nice.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:57 AM   #14
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I did go to website yesterday and I was trying to copy and paste what the screen showed. Maybe the site was down or something but it said no installation instructions available. I even showed my co worker. I just went back and went through same procedure and now it works....wtflip lol
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:04 AM   #15
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I really appreciate the help fellas..........Ill post pix when I do lower it. My plan is to do it after work fri and I have a appointment for alignment first thing sat morning at Chevrolet.
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I did go to website yesterday and I was trying to copy and paste what the screen showed. Maybe the site was down or something but it said no installation instructions available. I even showed my co worker. I just went back and went through same procedure and now it works....wtflip lol
I just checked - the Installation Tabs are there
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:20 PM   #17
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yea I printed them out.............thank you guys again for the help.
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