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Old 03-21-2009, 07:02 PM   #19
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And one last question is can you take the TRD lowering springs, install them then get an alignment and your done?

This is exactly what I did. Put the TRDs on and got an alignment. Simple.

BTW. I just today installed Cusco GT-Zero Coilovers and did it the way the DIY here states by removing the wiper motor, etc.. IT WAS WAY EASIER THAN NOT REMOVING WHEN I PUT ON THE TRD LOWERING SPRINGS.

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Old 03-30-2009, 10:15 PM   #20
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so if i'm installing new shocks and springs then do i just basically ignore the spring compressor part by setting that whole stock assembly aside and just add the new spring to the new shock and then bolt it all back in like the stock strut?

and what do i do with the back ones?

i did a quick search and didn't find any DIY specifically on shocks so i thought i'd ask before i just try and wing it.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:09 PM   #21
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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   #22
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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   #23
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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   #24
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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   #25
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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 12-29-2009, 03:01 AM   #26
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aw man! that was a neat PDF. Today, I just lowered my friend's 91 Accord, and now I'm itching more than before to do mine. Cool deal on seeing this thread today -thanks guys
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:49 PM   #27
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What about cutting the bump stops... is that necessary for all springs and shocks? OR are TRD's struts shocks, and springs manufactured so to not need to cut the bump stops? Like the guy did on the Tanabe install?
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:27 PM   #28
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What about cutting the bump stops... is that necessary for all springs and shocks? OR are TRD's struts shocks, and springs manufactured so to not need to cut the bump stops? Like the guy did on the Tanabe install?
Bump...

I'll either DIY mine or get someone else to do it but I'm looking to find out what the concensus is in terms of cutting (or not cutting) the bump stop -- is it necessary or only to be done with certain springs?

Which is the RIGHT thing to do?

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Old 05-15-2010, 07:43 PM   #29
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Cutting the Bump stops depends on the install
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:04 PM   #30
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Thanks for the reply.

So for MY install, most likely I'll be using a set of Eibach ProKit (1" all around) and reusing the stock struts/bump stops...

Is the recommendation to cut, or to leave the bump stops as is for my particular install?
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:29 PM   #31
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For a mild 1" drop leave the bump stops uncut. I'm down 1.5" and didn't bother cutting them.
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:33 PM   #32
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Thanks WeeYari..

I'm just hoping I won't have to drive all the way to Kitchener to see thebarber to get my springs done
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:48 AM   #33
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can someone explain to me how to do the front suspensions without removing the windshield cowl?
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:35 PM   #34
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can someone explain to me how to do the front suspensions without removing the windshield cowl?

Why ? The cowl is super simple to remove. It may look hard but it's nothing and makes the job easy .
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:45 PM   #35
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I agree with Annn. Removing also allows you to clean up the cowl real well. You would be surprised at what you can find in there, particularly if the vehicle is kept outside.
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:09 AM   #36
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I spent the extra 10 minutes to remove the cowl, it made the job alot easier wit it out of the way.
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