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#540165 - 29th Jun 2011 7:37pm is it easy to change car suspension
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im wondering if anyone knows if its easy to change the front suspension on a mk2 xr2

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#540191 - 29th Jun 2011 8:19pm Re: is it easy to change car suspension [Re: neilmcc]
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not too bad, remember to use spring clamps as there under loads of tension, enough to take your hand off and more than likely you'll need a buzz gun to take the top mount off, or a crows foot ring spanner 17mm or 19mm and an allen key

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#540193 - 29th Jun 2011 8:20pm Re: is it easy to change car suspension [Re: neilmcc]
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What parts are you trying to change?
Everythings easy if you put your mind to it and have the right tools.

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#540261 - 29th Jun 2011 11:32pm Re: is it easy to change car suspension [Re: neilmcc]
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If youre changing the spring on the std struts, then you will need to do as Chris said.

If you are swapping a complete sturt out for another complete unit, its dead easy smile

Any pics of said XR2? These are pretty rare now....
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#540614 - 30th Jun 2011 9:25pm Re: is it easy to change car suspension [Re: StuyMac]
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the only part im missing is the original stereo

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#540660 - 1st Jul 2011 5:24am Re: is it easy to change car suspension [Re: neilmcc]
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You need spring clamps, I can borrow you mine.
One tricky bit is the possible seized bolts in that area.
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