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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:42 pm    Post subject:  replacing struts Reply with quote

Im taking out my struts to put in the new agx's/springs, i have the wheel off and the bottom nuts off the strut but i cant get the bolts to back out?? is there a trick to it ? they arent threaded are they?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:50 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The bolts that hold the strut to the knuckle?

BFH for teh win! (big effin hammer Laughing )

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:01 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Lol i took out the 5 lb hammer and gave them a few whacks... gonna save the rears for tomorow im too tired to be climbing into my trunk and whatnot tonight.. i was afraid i was going to mushroom out the end of the bolt so much the nut wouldnt go on there.. i was beating the daylights out of it with the small hammer lol

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:54 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

if you closely at them they have a bit of metal before the actual threading. The who purpose of that metal is so if it does mushroom you can cut or file that part down and still get the nut on with out damaging the threading.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:25 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i had to take off the rear brakes to get the suckers out... anyone know the torque spec for the rear brake calipers?
here she is:

now i need some new brakes... looking into some z06 s**t Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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