what really got me and made me realize that i got lucky and should go air was when i bottomed out hard on the highway and ripped my dogbone mount out, somehow all of the threads on the transmission were good, just pulled the bolt clean out, i got so lucky lol
I would appreciate it if someone in New jersey would let me use their spanner wrenches and adjust the height on my car. I'll buy them from you if you don't need them. I've tried ordering them from Raceland but they were asking too many questions about the coil-overs serial numbers and crap i don't have the time to be looking for.
VRSociety # 105
I'm still surprised none of my methods have been added!!!!
a 13/16'ths craftsman spark plug socket fits, you can put an open ended wrench over it, and fit a long reach brake caliper hex socket through it. The Ultimo upper nut is bigger but the same method can be used with a universal 02 sensor socket available at any auto parts store. Just either make sure your torque wrench can torque to the loosening side and you can even use this method to torque to the proper torque ratings by holding the outer nut still and turning the strut body via the torque/hex key to the left.
Have used that method on my car, and a bunch of friends cars, I personally like it over any other methods using special tools or air for it's safety, low cost if any, and that you can get everything torqued to spec quickly.
The only part of installing coilovers on our cars that should be anything near difficult is getting the front passenger stock out, and thats pretty easy as well. keep the bottom in the knuckle, place a floor jack under the control arm end underneath the ball joint and jack it up till the car is about to come off any stands it's on. Then remove the top outer and inner nuts, stand back and slowly let it all the way down. You should then be able to easily remove the spring ect, then re-align the strut (should just be the strut body by now) in the tower hole, re attach the cap with the outer nut to just hand tight, and proceed as you did on the other side from there.
Come on kids just use some critical thinking all of the components involved are super simple just be safe
8v Society #362
Hoping someone has had a similar issue and can help.
I've been on ultimo's for about a month now and I am getting a bad rattling noise from the driver side rear.
I've check and everything is tight and installed correctly, and my exhaust isn't hitting the beam.
Anyone have any ideas?