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little_duke
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Registered: 21st Aug 06
Location: Tamworth,staffordshire Drives: rover coupe
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   20th Feb 07 at 14:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hi all

bought my 60mm lowering springs off voyto last night,well pleased with them...cheers mate

my cars lowered 40mm at the moment on standard struts,i know its a risk but its what its like for the time being

lowered the back of my car today with the 60mm springs no trouble what so ever,come to the front and got the struts off.put the spring tensioners on but couldnt get the top nut off for the top mount

is there a special spanner to use on this?
Hamish
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Location: Ashtead, Surrey Drives: 100bhp Mint with Hole
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20th Feb 07 at 15:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Did the top nut just keep spinning?

There's a guide in the FAQ section:

http://www.corsasport.co.uk/board/viewthread.php?tid=205259

You have to undo the top nut half a turn while the struts still onthe car. Makes it so much easier
little_duke
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20th Feb 07 at 15:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

it spins but so does the inside of the spring if that makes sense.ive been told to use a ring swan neck spanner.
little_duke
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20th Feb 07 at 15:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

using a deep drop neck ring spanner and alan key/grips/spanner (im lowered already but std suspension is different) loosen the top mount nut ONLY HALF A TURN!!! so its easier to take off later.



thats the bit im struggling on,it wont loosen
dan_c4rsa
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Registered: 12th Dec 06
Location: North Yorks Drives: MK3 Seat Cupra
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20th Feb 07 at 16:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i need to get a strut brace for the front of mine down 40 mil - thinking of just getting a top one because as usual strapped for cash..... or would a bottom one be better (never got a brace so have no clue)

am thinking - for mega stifness would a 1.6 strut brace fit? or are thye for all engines anyhoo?

cheers - me

[Edited on 20-02-2007 by dan_c4rsa]
little_duke
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21st Feb 07 at 00:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

just get a top strut brace mate
dan_c4rsa
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21st Feb 07 at 17:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeh but would a 1.6 one fit?

little_duke
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doubt it mate,not too sure though may fit
dan_c4rsa
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22nd Feb 07 at 16:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well is just as me engines dying im gna get a 1.6 - so mitas well buy a 1.6 strut before.....i dont see why it wouldnt fit - just making sure is all

 
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