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Ok so right now im having trouble since i cannot figure out to do the rear... i removed sway bar and screw but the bolts do not move and not to mention behind one of them there is something blocking it in ....<br>Any help would be great
 

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Are you replacing the springs and the struts? Or just the struts?<p>There are videos of the process on youtube if you search. They cut a bit out, but they are out there. I don't have the links handy, or I'd post them. Sorry.
 

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Off topic...<p>"mofolicious".... what a great a$$ screen name...LOL
 

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Re: Lowering The s40 (jdsr917)

here ya go:<p>video 1 (front)<br><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=DE&hl=de&v=3aYR1g9MUfo" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?g...9MUfo</A><p>video 2 (back)<br><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=DE&hl=de&v=60IXwVRsv38&feature=related" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?g...lated</A><p>It took me much longer to change the springs at the back, mostly because the screws/bolts of the sway bar I couldn't get moving...
 

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The video method wouldn't work for me in the rear because my cross-member bolts were installed from the front and there is something in the way - they simply won't come out. <p>After disconnecting the sway bar endlinks, I dropped the other end and didn't even need a spring compressor. Look at the partially removed bolt right above the jack point in this pic:<p><IMG SRC="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc5/mattdocs40/lower1.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Thank you everyone.....<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>crossie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">here ya go:<p>video 1 (front)<br><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=DE&hl=de&v=3aYR1g9MUfo" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?g...9MUfo</A><p>video 2 (back)<br><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=DE&hl=de&v=60IXwVRsv38&feature=related" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?g...lated</A><p>It took me much longer to change the springs at the back, mostly because the screws/bolts of the sway bar I couldn't get moving...</TD></TR></TABLE><p> The part 2 video does not work for US vehicles ....Ill take pics to show u <br>why ...<p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mofolicious</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Are you replacing the springs and the struts? Or just the struts?<br>.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just springs for now ... <p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mattdoc</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The video method wouldn't work for me in the rear because my cross-member bolts were installed from the front and there is something in the way - they simply won't come out. <p>After disconnecting the sway bar endlinks, I dropped the other end and didn't even need a spring compressor. Look at the partially removed bolt right above the jack point in this pic:<p><IMG SRC="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc5/mattdocs40/lower1.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>You hit on the head i can't thank you enough !!!!!! So all i need to do is move that one bolt? Do i need to compress the spring with a jack or is your jack to hold it after u pull the screw ?<br>
 

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A short write-up by me for the C30world crowd:<br><A HREF="http://www.c30world.com/forums/showpost.php?p=84996&postcount=2" TARGET="_blank">http://www.c30world.com/forums...unt=2</A><p><br>Here's the front's write-up in case you haven't done the front yet:<br><A HREF="http://www.c30world.com/forums/showpost.php?p=85977&postcount=17" TARGET="_blank">http://www.c30world.com/forums...nt=17</A>
 

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The jack is there to hold the arm up into place to get the bolt back in. Put the jack like you see in the pic, jack it up just enough to hold, then remove the bolt. Lower the jack and remove the spring (by hand, it falls out). Install new spring, jack arm into position as shown, and reinstall bolt. You may have to do some pushing/pulling of the wheel hub to get the bolt hole lined up once it's at the right height.
 
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