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Old 07-31-2007, 10:14 AM   #1
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Tips on removing springs? Need to install lowering springs.

Wondering if anyone has tips on how to remove the springs so that I can install my Ruf springs. One would think if I can afford these I surely can afford to pay someone to do this. Well, I have the car on stands already and am afraid to have anybody else touch it. I have an intercooler under my transmission!!
I started last night (on the rears).
Took the three nuts of the top (obviously the wheel is off).
The sway bar is freed also.
Next? Remove the screw holding the bottom end of shock?
Should it drop easily or will I need to remove hub?

I swear. Once I get this done and ease the Boxster on to the ground, I'll start posting on the turbos.

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Old 07-31-2007, 10:51 AM   #2
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What do you mean by there is an intercooler under your tranny? Is it a tip,if so then that's normal,they have there own little 'cooler'.

As for installing springs this is all I could offer;
http://gwl.rmsolo.org/hacks/suspension/
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:02 AM   #3
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Heres a tip which will save you lots of time on the rear spring/strut removal... Goto Post #9 for a picture of the hack/work around/shortcut. Saves you from having to remove and reinstall the rear axles.

"We found it to be much quicker and easier to do the rear by disconnecting the rear camber eccentric bolt. If you do this, you don't need to remove the lower ball joint, you don't have to pry the control arm, you don't have to remove the axle and you don't have to remove the brake calipers." -- John V


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Old 07-31-2007, 12:20 PM   #4
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What do you mean by there is an intercooler under your tranny? Is it a tip,if so then that's normal,they have there own little 'cooler'.

As for installing springs this is all I could offer;
http://gwl.rmsolo.org/hacks/suspension/
I believe the intercooler is there because he has a Turbo kit installed I really wouldnt want outher people touching it either!!
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:34 PM   #5
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Thanks!

Hey guys, thanks for the tips.
Looks like I have another fun filled weekend ahead of me.
Will keep you posted!

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