Racing Evolution springs, $120..not bad...But not made specifically for my car(according to the title of the auction it was for a Mitsubishi 3000gt, but proved to just be universal, and not work properly on my car...)
I pulled the wheel off! And already i ran into trouble:( One of the lugs was seized, so i ended up braking the stud. GRRRRR!
Now you have to take the brake line mount off the shock...pretty simple!
And then you have to remove the two lower shock mount bolts. I sprayed these with penetrating oil to make them remove easier, and I was kinda parenoid of studs breaking:)
Now the hub is free of of the shock. Let it down slowly as to not damage the CV shaft or boot. Unbolt the three mounting bolts on top of the strut tower,a nd the whole unit slides out pretty easy.
Now a spring compressor is needed. I rented mine from the local NAPA store for 8 bucks. I simply compress the spring a very little bit, and loosen the single bolt on the top hat of the assembly.
The whole unit basically falls apart, and all the spring just comes off!
Here is the stock spring compared to the new one! do you see a difference? lol...
Now I ripped the boot off, and sliced it length wise so it would fit inside the new springs. It just hangs in there to keep most of the dirt away from the shock.
OK, now is where we ran into a problem, but this only aplies to the front springs. Notice how the stock springs are like twice the diameter of the new ones. Well, the new ones dont fit around the lower part of the front shock (so these werent made for a 3k?). My solution was to do away with the aluminum adjustable nut and assembly that came with the kit, along with the aluminum top hat. The spring itself just barely fits over the lower shock, but it works. The disadvantage is that the shock will not be adjustable for ride hight, it will always be at it's lowest point.
Put the whole unit back together the way it came off, and install it opposite of how it came off.
Torque everything and make sure its all the way it should be and go drive!
Heres the finished product! Lowered about 2 inches all the way around. I'll get some better pics in a few days.
HERE WE GO!
Over all, the ride quality sucks a$$. But cornering is a breeze. There is almost zero body roll, and the springs are just plain stiff!