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How to install KYB struts for the front and new shocks for the rear.

What you need:
Jack
Jackstands
Spring compressors
18, 14, 10mm socket and ratchet
Patience
Beer
Optional: a couple of feet of black garden hose to cover top and bottom loop on springs to reduce noise.

It was super easy since I have already taken everything out once to install the lowering springs.

The KYB's include useless instruction so get a Haynes manual, it will help if you never done this kinda stuff. They do include some hardware, especially the rears, they include new rubber bushings and also include useless instructions on how to install them.

I paid $270, damn shippind to Puerto Rico, expect to pay less on the US. I got them online over at http://www.cardomain.com . They should pay me for this ad!

It still was a good price considering the price of the stock ones. The KYB's are at least 3 times harder than my blown ones.

Here we go. First, a view of the new stuff



Before....



Comparison of the struts, they are exactly the same.



Again



UUUUU SEXY! The Intrax springs are purple again now that there clean!!



First one down!!



Again



To remove the struts you need to access the rear trim panels to loosen them.



The other side



Again



Factory shock



No shock!



Comparison, the dust cover from the factory one is plastic, the KYB is metal.



New shock!



Last one to go in!



There you go, feel free to ask any questions about the procedure.
 
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