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Old 03-18-2009, 04:30 AM   #1
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DIY : Spring install

This is to help those that would like to try it themselves
enjoy and be careful.
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:35 PM   #2
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they make it look so simple!
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:40 AM   #3
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Good link, but removing wipers and associated cowl covers is not necessary.
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:24 PM   #4
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Good link, but removing wipers and associated cowl covers is not necessary.
Agree! Just cut off 1,5 cm of the head of the 6mm allen key and it will attach easily.

Be careful with the front anti roll bar link. If the locknut is rusty it will probably strip the inside where the allen key fits. Also clean the bolts threads so it doesnt make it seize when you are using the wrench.
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:47 AM   #5
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I did mine without removing the cowl or wiper blades
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:09 PM   #6
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I did mine without removing the cowl or wiper blades
im not sure how you did this..but maybe sedan is different..
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:20 PM   #7
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i did my spring and shock install , earlier in the week , followed the Toyota
PDF to a T , the whole job took about 5 hour's .
that was by myself and taking my time , and taking photo's .
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:08 PM   #8
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Took us 3 hours, the rears took 15 minutes to install.....The front, we couldnt find the right tool to get those damn strut bolts out
We had to rig soemthing up with a socket and a allen key..What did you all use??? I didnt have an air gun so we couldnt spin them off really fast like most would have done?
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:39 AM   #9
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im not sure how you did this..but maybe sedan is different..


Its offset/swivels/and ratchets. Just put it over the nut and hold a alen key over the top of the center of the strut with a pipe on the end and turn.
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:52 AM   #10
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Ya the new suspension tommorow we will be using an air gun , those strut bolts will come right off this time....
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:34 AM   #11
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Is it possible to do this without the spring compressor? and i'm curious as well, any negative effects to going with the lowering springs? Also, why would lowering springs cause you to need an alignment done since when the car comes stock from the factory without being driven much it doesn't need one?
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:50 AM   #12
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You need the spring compressor to remove the stock front springs safely. If you are installing shorter aftermarket springs you should be able to install the new springs without using the compressor. No compressor is needed for the rear springs.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:15 AM   #13
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Does anyone know how much I could expect to pay to rent a spring compressor?

I have been toying with the idea of lowering my Yaris, but the cost of install that I was quoted is more than I would want to spend. If I could do it myself lowering will be a much more feasible option, even if it took me all day to complete the job.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:33 PM   #14
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Does anyone know how much I could expect to pay to rent a spring compressor?

I have been toying with the idea of lowering my Yaris, but the cost of install that I was quoted is more than I would want to spend. If I could do it myself lowering will be a much more feasible option, even if it took me all day to complete the job.
You can do it 808 Brokanic style. Use a C-clamp and Be REALLY REALLY CAREFUL with it. I mean REALLY REALLY careful. You get hit by one of those springs....man it'll leave a HUGE HUGE bruise. but yea......brokanic style use c clamps lol


and I think stock alignment on our car is 0 toe and 0 camber but don't quote me on that...
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:58 PM   #15
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Does anyone know how much I could expect to pay to rent a spring compressor?
Autozone will lend you the tool for NOTHING. All you have to do is leave a deposit for them.
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Maybe I will do this after all. I was flirting with not lowering the car, but putting better struts on the front...now, it may make sense to lower it since you have to remove the spring anyways. I am only concerned about rub.
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:53 AM   #17
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I'd still like to know what the cons of using lowering springs are and also the reason for why one would need an alignment after installing them?
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:52 PM   #18
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Your car could bottom out over speed bumps that you could clear before. Stiffer ride the BOSS may not like. Front lip may become intimate with the odd parking curb. Toe in will be effected by the lower ride height.
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