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Old 01-08-2010, 04:44 PM   #15
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Tony,

Nice documentation of the job. I tried doing mine 2 weeks ago and for the life of me I could not get the front strut 24MM bolts/nuts to break loose. I had an 18" breaker bar (about the longest I could get inside the fender well) and still couldn't get them to budge. I really did not want to use the air gun on it either. So its at the suspension shop today getting the Eibach Pro springs and sway bars put in. Should be ready in about an hour

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Old 01-08-2010, 05:39 PM   #16
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Don, then you definitely witnessed the "Gorilla" tight statement I mentioned, LOL. Those two bolts were TIGHT. We did the install with hand tools on purpose, to see if it was a task that anyone could do. I had air tools handy, but we didn't use them.

g-townmach, pics with the 22s maybe next week. I needed the car to look kinda stock in this article, to give a more accurate visual to those contemplating the mod.

D1BADZ, those 4th gen front struts are fun, right? Those easily test fire about 40 feet across the concrete, lol.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:43 PM   #17
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y not use an air gun?
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:42 PM   #18
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Another great write-up, Tony!
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:50 PM   #19
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y not use an air gun?
Not everyone has air tools. Obviously you can do it faster with air tools but to make the writeup work for the majority of the "do it yourself" type, hand tools were used as they're more common in the garage for most.

The 24mm were VERY tight. Need a good breaker bar for sure!
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:21 AM   #20
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Great write-up! I have been debating tackling this job and w/ these pictures and explanation I think I am good to go!
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:15 PM   #21
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Tony,

Any place I can get torque specs on the bolts?

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Old 01-10-2010, 07:19 AM   #22
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We couldn't find the recommended GM torque specs, but I will dig them up based on bolt size/grade.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:28 AM   #23
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Hey Tony/Ron,

The torque specs that we use are the following:

Front:
Spring perch retaining nut : 65 lb-ft
Strut to spindle bolts: 95 lb-ft
Sway bar endlink fastener: 33 lb-ft
Upper strut nut to chassis: 68 lb-ft

Rear:
Upper spring perch retaining nut: 35 lb-ft
Lower contol arm to spindle: 35 lb-ft
Lower control arm to strut: 65 lb-ft
Upper strut mount to chassis: 35 lb-ft
Endlink nut: 33 lb-ft

Hope that helps!
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:59 AM   #24
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Hey everyone, just wanted to follow up Tony's great write up with a link to our website where we have our own install procedure document, as well as a link to Tony's write up. Let us know if there are any questions! Thank you.

http://www.pfadtracing.com/blog/?page_id=113
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:27 PM   #25
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This is an excellent write up. Used it today ad swapped out everything in 3 hours in my garage using jack stands. I put the 1" Eibachs on and the stance it PERFECT! Don't be afraid of this install because it' cake. Along the same skill level as an intake!

Thanks for writing this!
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Old 04-02-2010, 12:04 AM   #26
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Thanks for the info, installed my eibach pros today. I like the stance, I was kind of worried after I bought them, that there would not be enough drop.
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Old 08-15-2010, 03:57 PM   #27
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I just installed the pfadt springs...but i never cut the bump stops. is this absolutely neccessary?
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:11 AM   #28
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I just installed the pfadt springs...but i never cut the bump stops. is this absolutely neccessary?
Please answer this if you can, thanks! what are the benefits of cutting
it vs. not cutting it?

edit: Also, does this include retiming the bushings? is this something you need to do?
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