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is it easy to change car suspension #540165
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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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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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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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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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the only part im missing is the original stereo

Re: is it easy to change car suspension [Re: neilmcc] #540660
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You need spring clamps, I can borrow you mine.
One tricky bit is the possible seized bolts in that area.
Nice car.


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