ok here is your DIY:
13mm, 14mm, 17mm, 19mm sockets
About 4 hours or so
And Plenty of these:
1. your gonna wanna jack up the car, ju... Show morest jack up the wheel you want to start with first, no biggy.......
2. open your hood, and fold down your back seats and take apart anything covering up your strut towers in the trunk of your car....
3. whichever wheel you started on first, after you have it jacked up then you want to remove the wheel, after you do that, you want to go to the strut tower for that wheel and take off all the nuts, theres usually 2 or 3 i have the 03 6spd accord and when i did mine there was 5....but regardless, remove them all they should be a goldish color if your having troubles already....
4. after you remove the nuts from the strut tower your gonna wanna sit on something facing the wheel well, and then your going to proceed to remove 2 more bolts, possibly 3.
5. follow the strut all the way down to the bottom, you will see that it kinda splits off into a "wishbone" shape, that is your wishbone suspension, anyways remove the bolt at the bottom of the wishbone...you will most likely have to knock the bolt out with a hammer and screw driver....
6. after you knock out the bolt at the bottom of the wishbone you will see the strut kinda fall a couple inches, dont worry its ok...but now you need to find the part on the strut where it goes into the wishbone, once you find that part, you need to look on the back of that part you will see a bolt....remove that bolt also......
7. now that you have all the bolts out that you need to take out, you will have to pull the strut up while pushin the wishbone down, the wishbone stays one your just want to take out your strut and coil assembly. ( you may need someone to stand on your rotor to push it down so you can pull the strut out)
8. after you get the strut out you need to take your spring compressors and put one on each side EXACTLY OPPOSITTE from each other on the spring....DO THIS CAREFULLY...now after you have them both situated on the spring, you need to compress it, you keep tightening the bolts until you can move your spring around easily, (tip: put one of the latches on your compressor at the top and one all the way at the bottom, if you dont spread the compressor out enough then you will have to restart them and that sucks)
9. once the spring is compressed, then you need to get a alan wrench and a 14mm wrench and take the bolt at the top of the assembly off.
10. once your bolt is off, pull the spring off anf set it down carefully, then remove the black dust boot, and put your coilover assembly onto the strut.
11. after you have reassembled the strut(exactly how it was with the spring but with the coilover and without the black dust boot.) you need to decompress the spring, do this SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY and go from side to side often to keep the spring even.
12. put the strut assembly back into the wheel well and screw in the top strut tower bolts first, then put it back into the wishbone(you may need your friend to step on the rotor again) then just put the other two bolts on and your wheel back on.
13. repeat 3 more times....... Show Less