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    Changing Spring advice?

    Any tips or advice??? 1.8 16v coupe
    Got they haynes manual
    Ex Astra Coupe Driver
    Now: Audi A4 Cabriolet

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    get some spring compressors for the fronts to avoid massive facial injury
    Any info on V6 MK4 conversions greatly appreciated!
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    If it's anything like a hatch (which I'm sure it is) it's an easy job, you'll find
    the rears the hardest...

    Front -
    Remove wheel
    Jack up under arm and remove nut/bolt attached to plastic rod, jack until it's
    easy to remove
    Lower jack but have some support
    Remove two nuts/bolts on hub carrier, remove sensors/clip before doing so
    Hub will be free...
    With it supported remove the last nut under the bonnet, remove plastic cap,
    make sure the suspension arm is supported...
    Suspension will now be free to remove

    Removing spring
    You may find spring clamps are not needed on the fronts but not worth the risk!
    Clamp springs until clamps don't move (more you do, the longer they take to
    get off!)
    Once springs are clamped, undo the nut on top of arm, it may creek so be worried!!!
    Joking!
    Remove top bushes/cap and spring, refit in opposite way...

    Rears
    These can be a pain, me and norm29 found it easier to jack both sides up as
    the arm will drop lower...
    Remove both wheels, jack and support both sides up
    Support arm with jack and raise until bottom bolt on dampers is easy to remove
    Now using the jack, jack the arm up and apply clamps to spring
    Once clamps are firmly in place, lower the jack, you should be able to slowly
    remove springs, use some WD40 on the bump stops to allow them to be
    removed easier
    If you have any difficulties try applying some pressure on the arm to lower it
    more, not too much though...

    Your new springs will be easier to fit, you will not need the clamps on the
    fronts if your using a 30mm drop, just apply some pressure on the top of
    suspension when doing nut up...
    Rears will still be a pain but not as bad as oe springs...

    Good luck mate!

    I'm not responsible for any deaths or broken parts, it's tuesday morning and i'm not fully
    awake! Following the above is at your own risk but i'm pretty positive you'll be fine!
    Irmscher parts irmscher-bits.com
    ask 4 Dave & mention Darren SXi 1.8 sent u!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren SXi 1.8
    awake! Following the above is at your own risk but i'm pretty positive you'll be fine!
    maybe! lol only joking its easy
    Car broken- A3 170 quattro s-line

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