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speaking of bilstein front shocks

when i was doing the UCA the other nite, i noticed the lower "perch" if you will on the front shocks for the front springs.

i see the spring rests on this perch and the top part is held secure by the rubber shock mounts, which i know bolts onto the shock itself

well.. my front bilsteins don't have those little perches, so do i have to use the OE perches or what???

someone let me know please, i was going to go have the new combo pressed together, but i don't have the perches so don't know what to do...

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-07-2004, 04:13 PM
 
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U have to use the stock assembly and you i believe have to cut out the stock shock relieve the pressure remove the stock shock and insert the Koni into it correct me any one if i'm wrong
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umm...not installing the Koni inserts.. i want to install my new front Bilstein shocks...
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James,

Mine came with the perches that you mentioned, they were in a bag with the 3 other parts, a nut, a rubber donut bushing and a small round metal plate. The perch is seperate and slides down the shock to a stop line embossed on the shock.

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hehehehe i'm a loser... . what are those other two things i pointed out?? the rubber piece was IN the perch.. but obviously, it don't go there...

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When JDs number shows up on my missed calls list, I know the shizznit hit the fan. I believe that donut is supposed to take the place of big *** foam one you already have. I think JL mentioned when Cylum busted his Bilstein on the outstanding Hillsborough county highways that it is best to reuse the factory honkin foam bushing and washer/dust cover boot thingy. Are my technical terms such as honkin, thingy, and donut making sense? I believe they are supposed to go in place of the exsting ones.....

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lmao JOE.. heheheh that was for my question of HOW THE F*** DID YOU GUYS GET THAT DAMN PASSENGER SIDE NUT OFF W? THE ACCUMULATOR IN THE WAY??

in caps... and of course.. the stupid ratcheting wrench don't fit... hell.. it took me less time to take that stupid power steering bolt out w/ a 10mm wrench..
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Joe,

Thanks for straightening that out for me also! The ones I got with mine are actually different, the rubber and the round metal piece. Good thing I don't need them.

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did your dog die or something??
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I remember not having any idea where all the stuff that came with the shocks belonged until after I got the old shocks off the car and taken apart. And now over a year later, I don't have any recollection of what I did with the stuff that came with the shocks.

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hey thanks for the LACK OF USEFUL INFORMATION YOU BUM hehehehe j/k

i figure i'll take everything to a local shop and have them compressed together.. looks pretty easy to install.. one bolt on bottom.. 3 nuts on top.. thats it.. then back to the alignment shop.. joy hehehhe

and after the UCA's not wanting to come out.. hell.. that lower bolt will be a cakewalk.. if not.. hacksaw baby....
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I did use the nut they provided and I did re use the stock dust cover

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hahaha lmao

too bad.. i want to paint the dust cover BLUE first.. oh well..
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I thought about it, but it had a good bumble bee look going with the black plastic dust cover and the eibach spring.

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ok, doing front shocks/springs tomorrow..

i am "hopefully" ordering a rear addco bar tomorrow since my rear links are GONE

the book says to remove the sway bar when changing springs, so i figure now is as good a time as any


it is safe to run bilsteins and a 1" drop on front w/ sport shocks/springs on back for like a week right??
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you dont have to remove the rear sway bar when changing the back springs you can just disconnect the rear end links
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what links??



don't matter.. just an excuse to the girl as to why it needs to be changed

but if it don't need to be removed.. then i'll just try to do the rear as well and do the bar later on

but, CAN the FRONT only be done and wait a WEEK to do the REAR?
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don't matter.. just an excuse to the girl as to why it needs to be changed
I think you have to replace the rear pumpkin and driveshaft when you do that.

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hey, she not that dumb... and my denny's driveshaft is sitting in its box!!
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