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A/C Delete and Front Upper Spring Seat/Spring Questions (pics)


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#1 Skysm182

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:09 PM

A/C Delete Q: I recently deleted my a/c system(compressor, condensor, oil bottle thingy, and hoses). What Should i do with the 2 hoses that come out of the passenger side firewall?

Front Upper Spring Seat/Spring Q: I am in the process of changing my front struts and strut mounts. When I removed the old strut assemblies I noticed a lot of rust on the upper spring seats and a little near the top of the coils on the springs(see pics). Where can I get new upper front spring seats/rubber spring isolators(not the rubber bumpers for the struts, i already have those)? Are these stealership only? About how much do they cost? I plan on keeping this car til it dies or kills me, so i want it done correctly the first time should I replace these seats. I am fairly sure the struts are the main cause of my 1 year old tires being bald on the inside but still good on the outside.

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#2 bheinen74

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:15 PM

A bad belt in the tire can cause tires to wear like that as well.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:21 PM

A bad belt in the tire can cause tires to wear like that as well.


both front tires look like that. And when they are on the car, it is noticeable that the top leans in causing it to "sit" more on the inside than the outside.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:35 PM

I find it hard to think shocks would do that. Have the toe checked when you reinstall stuff. As well as general alignment check

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:39 PM

I find it hard to think shocks would do that. Have the toe checked when you reinstall stuff. As well as general alignment check


I def plan on getting an alignment after everything gets put back together. than 2 new tires

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 12:07 AM

need to align it with something other than those tires, no way you can check toe with them.
New tires followed instantly same hour by an alignment is what you need.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 02:17 PM

need to align it with something other than those tires, no way you can check toe with them.
New tires followed instantly same hour by an alignment is what you need.


sure he can. the alignment rack's pads/boxes (depends how old it is) clamp on to the rim, which would take the calculation off the wheel, not tire like you would if you used strings.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 05:24 PM

How did you manage to get negative camber on an ea82??

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:21 PM

How did you manage to get negative camber on an ea82??


the car was like that when I bought it last december, didn't realize it til a few months later when my tires started to wear.




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