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post #61 of 152 Old 04-05-2011, 03:54 AM
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30 minutes?? seems like it would take longer having to take apart both front struts but I guess you have better tools being at a shop.

Looks good! nice grille too.


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the struts come out rather easy, 6 bolts and a clip and its out. i had a buddy helping me so i guess if i did it by myself it would have taken an hour. yeah i just got that grille last week and installed it. not gonna lie, im not happy with it at all, horrible fitment and you have to drill/cut out all the holes up top for the body pins and hood prop clip. im going to paint it a gloss black this weekend.

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well i guess ill, put them both on, no biggie. i ordered mine on ebay through discount tire, no notes yet on being back ordered. got them for 215 with free shipping.
pm me the link that you got your springs for 215 shipped

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yeah mine were $270, thats a good deal.
but i guess shipping kills me being in canada.

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Installed front Kyb struts and pro kit today. I'm just going to do the rear shocks another time once they come in. Only problem I had was the front sway bar endlinks. The spot to hold it in the back starts out rounded and I stripped one. Had to go to the Nissan dealer to get a new one and just replaced both sides. The rears were extremely easy. I'll post pics later looks and handles great so far.

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I've never done any suspension work before and it took me and my bro around 4 hrs to complete

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So far I am super happy. I just got the rear shocks today. Does anyone know if I need to lower the rear spring to replace the rear shock? Not that it would be a big deal if I did. The rears took longer to remove the wheels

Here is a pic of the front KYB strut and eibach spring and new sway bar end link

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nice work man. Just make sure to get an alignment after a few miles when parts settle in.

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The front feels aligned. I let go of the wheel and it goes straight. The rear looks cambered in a tad. I'll get a 4 wheel alignment within the next couple weeks. Right now I need more money. I probably should have waited to lower the car even. My busy season starts in a few weeks so I'm getting anxious to start making that green.

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Here is a pic of the rear shocks. For the cost of shock & strut replacement I wouldn't know why you wouldn't get the KYB replacements since you are doing the work anyhow. Unless of course you have under 30K. I think I paid around $350 for all new shocks and struts. If I knew how hard the front sway bar endlinks were to remove (maybe it was just mine) I would have ordered those as well.

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Looks good bro I need to stop playing and get springs

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Looks good bro I need to stop playing and get springs
You should get new fronts struts too since you'll have everything apart anyhow. $97 each
2007-2010 Nissan Altima Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly - KYB 339146 - Front Suspension, Passenger Side, GR-2/Excel-G, Twin-tube

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fyi did any of you guys know that tanabe makes spring/coils for the 4th gen..i think the 3.5 only

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hey guys I just installed my springs this weekend, for some reason I had to install the fronts with the Eibach logo upside down even though the instructions said otherwise. They would not fit the top rubber mount being logo right side up, but they fit fine upside down..anyone else have this issue? Other than that, easy install, the rears took literally 5-10 minutes each side.
I also installed G37 rims/tires, Ill have to get pics up soon.

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There was only a notch on the bottom of the strut on mine. The top just sat where it lay. I have to say my ride is better than my OEM suspension and I have no weird noises or pops. I'm really happy with this upgrade. If anyone needs help near Chicago I'd be glad to assist

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