I think it's a DIY, but I have a lift and tons of tools!for those of you have done this, and or had it done for you... would you recommend this as a DIY or would you say go to the dealer/shop?
What he said.a true coilover wont require a spring compressor.
I think it's a DIY, but I have a lift and tons of tools!
It's really not that hard, you just need to be careful of spring tensions, if you undo a spring/shock assembly under tension, it can cause quite the bad day. In that case you would need a spring compressor. The factory assembly, if I remember correctly, will be under a fair amount. You can remove it as an assembly by taking off the supports to the wheel/hub assembly and the three bolts at the top of the strut tower.
I don't remember if the rears were under too much pressure, but you will have to take out the rear deck to get to the fasteners on top.
How handy are you, how's your tool box, and any buddies that own a garage or have a spring compressor?
What he said.
If you're going from stock to complete coil-overs like Ground Control, you don't need a spring compressor. You just take the oem assemblies out and set them aside intact. There's no need to compress them to remove them and no need to take them apart.
I've had the parcel shelf out of mine three times now and it's a 20-minute job. If you've never done it figure twice that. Somewhere on this board there's a set of three DIY's that I wrote about it - do a search.i think i will tackle this job myself, it doesnt look any different from any other coil over install... ive done these on vw/audi, so hopefully its not that much more difficult.
If you has done suspension work before , I would say this is definitely a DIY.for those of you have done this, and or had it done for you... would you recommend this as a DIY or would you say go to the dealer/shop?