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Old 03-28-12, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, hope everyone and their rides are doing good. I am having issues with my suspension. i believe it is the springs but i am not sure. Here are the symptoms
1) back end, mostly right side sits low
2) If any one person sits in the back seat the back tires will rub on the wheel well.
3) The body roll on my car is scary on the highway lol

When i push down on the trunk of my car is pops back up like it should and makes no sound. So i think? its a spring. If so what do you guys suggest?
I wouldnt mind a 1 inch drop either any help is much appreciated
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Old 03-28-12, 07:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Funny you asked the question. I just recently replaced my struts, shocks and lowering spring last weekend. It is day and night with the new lowering springs. Back to your question: Per your description you springs and shocks may be on its way out or it is out... replace and you should be golden...


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These are brand new in the box a set of 4 Shocks & Springs ( 2 front 344606-344607 STRUTS, 2 Rear 344608 STRUTS) KYB GR-2 Excel-G/ struts/shocks and 4 Vogtland (957070)high performance German made Lowering springs with a 1.2 inch drop ALL AROUND to fit 1991 to 1995 Acura legend all models



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Thats what i figured, now it says all models on yours that means coupes to ? how much did that run you ? i want some cornering back and not feeling like im on a boat anymore haha
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Thats what i figured, now it says all models on yours that means coupes to ? how much did that run you ? i want some cornering back and not feeling like im on a boat anymore haha
This is where I bought mine from and it cost around $500.00. I bought it for my sedan... I cannot confirm about all models but you can call them and find out. I am pretty sure it will fit the coupe.

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i hope so i would do thatl asap ! i got a quote from a local shop just for my two rear ones for 600 + ! this would be great
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$600 plus??? They are ripping you off... It is pretty easy to do it yourself. You will need another person to help hold or tighten certain things like nuts and bolts. It took me and my wife 8 hours to complete all 4 shocks, struts and spring. Definitely get a spring compressor and an air rachet gun to make the job easier...
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Yea im sure they were, i wasnt even considereing going with them. Well i am handy, but i dont have those tools, how much aare they ? There is a local student auto mechanic school here, and they do jobs for 10 bucks an hour, they take there time but its cheap and they do it right. And how hard/dangerous is the job without the tools?
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Air Compressor about $500.00 - tools about another $200.00. Could be more or less depending on the brands you go with. You can rent the spring compressor from autozone or Oreilleys. If you dont have an air rachet than you would have to turn it by hand that that gets tiring after awhile. It can be done but will take much longer... If the school can do it right than I would go with them to save yourself some headache and money...
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if i can rent the compresser then i may want to it myself, i have other tools for it. I cant wait to get these struts, its gonna be nice... Thanks for helping me out man
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Removing the shock from the spring is one of the most dangerous operations if you don't have the correct tools. Having the school do it sounds like a much better option if you don't have a GOOD spring compressor.
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True, i may just do that. Hey oldschool, did the separate bushings come with the struts or did you use your old ones or is that not even possible ?
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if i can rent the compresser then i may want to it myself, i have other tools for it. I cant wait to get these struts, its gonna be nice... Thanks for helping me out man
You are welcome. Make sure if you are going to do it your self that you follow the Online manual or other manual like Chilton and don't skip any steps. Whatever you do, DO NOT remove the middle nut (inside the engine compartment) until your springs have been compressed. Like I said if you are going to tackle the project yourself that you get a buddy to assist you.


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True, i may just do that. Hey oldschool, did the separate bushings come with the struts or did you use your old ones or is that not even possible ?
I had to transfer everything to the new units. If you need replacement than you can order from this online site. I have used this site often to get OEM parts.

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ok so as long as everything is in working order there isnt a problem tranferring it ?
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