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    Fitting springs....???

    Right then, going to fit springs to the mk4 this weekend though Ive never removed the front strut. Is this easy, is there anything I should know about before getting stuck in?

    I think the rears are going to be quite easy though when it comes to the front end should I consider renewing bushes/mounts/seats etc. whilst iam on?

    Any info or possible stumbling blocks regarding this work would be appreciated!
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    what tools do you have for the job and a hand from a friend would be good as well

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    got some decent tools danny, will have to grab a spring compressor. is it a case of undoing the upper nut under the plastic cap (under bonnet) and the strut bolts at bottom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHIE
    got some decent tools danny, will have to grab a spring compressor. is it a case of undoing the upper nut under the plastic cap (under bonnet) and the strut bolts at bottom?
    Pretty much.

    Here's a top tip though- If you're fitting a setup with adjustable damping, make sure they're on soft when you do it so they're easier to extend. Me and dan we're dragging each other along his drive until we realised!

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    lol!, these are just springs that are being fitted (30mm eibach). some threads have mentioned alignment and camber. isnt it just a case of take it off then pop it back on?
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    also someone mentioned bump stops at the rear, do these have to be removed?
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    Mate, there is a "how to" in the technical section for both front and rear

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    The rear are a doddle to do,the bump stop is squeezed into the spring so requires swapping, the fronts are time consuming but not overly hard to do.

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    Wheel alignment does need checking afterwards, camber mainly as its adjusted on the bottom of the strut (which you undo).

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    You'll need a deep spanner at the front strut, as you need to undo that while holding the centre. (19mm I think (or 17mm)) !

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