So I got a question, since I am doing this hopefully this weekend.
When you remove the strut, the center bolt at the top keeps the top and the spring and everything together, right?Yep, then loosen the center nut a half turn before you do anything else. It's alot easier then doing it after you get the strut out. It's tight and you have better leverage while it's in the car. So when I get it loosened from the lower arm mounting point and remove the 3 upper bolts I will then use the compressors to shrink the spring then undo the center nut, unclip the dust bootfrom the bottom otherwise you'll loose the bearings. and pull that whole thing up with the boot and top to not separate the bearings right?As long as the bottom of the boot is unclipped fist you won't loose the bearings when. Then take the spring off, uncompress it, compress the new one and line it up with the bottom perch on the strut. Do I need to align anything for the top?Yes, the upper tip of the spring aligns with a nub on the elliptical upper mount(you'll see it). Take note of where the tip of the oem is. You do the same with the Road Magnet. The upper mount swivels so you can always get the top to align with the nub and the bottom to sit square in the lower perch at the same time.
Then I'll replace the top, reclip the dust boot,The bottom of the dust boot doesn't clip to the koni, you have to use a zip tie. install the nut in the center and tighten it down,Use blue loctite on the center nut. then I can uncompress and replace it, right?Yes. Also there's another nub on the top inside of the mount. That faces inward in the engine bay. Otherwise the three 14mm bolts won't line up. The 14mm bolts only get 20-25lbs of torque. Don't over tighten them or you'll warp the top mount..
Sorry.... for some reason everyone in Charlotte and surrounding areas wants $500.00 w/o alignment.... no thank you.Yea, screw that. Pm me and I'll give you my cel #. You can call if you get stuck on some part of the install. The front springs want to twist when you lower the car. Make sure the bottom tip of the front spring is solidly in the lower perch when the car is sittling on the ground with all it's weight. If it isn't turn the wheel, jack up the car slightly and twist it by hand till it is otherwise you'll get clunking.
And I know this is for the fronts but.... For the rear springs I need to do what exactly? Undo the end links and drop the arm slowly or? I read the rear koni install but wasn't sure about the springs part.