Eibach Install How-To (Warning: Long Post with Pic's)

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Re: Eibach Install How-To (mcheddadi)

Postby kuhan » Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:13 pm

OHHH SH*TTTTT......

It took us about 6 hours, but we got it done.....

We didn't use the impact gun or wrench of any sort! We did the whole thing with what we got! Asian Style

Changing the front springs were the PAIN IN THE A**. The rear springs were very easy to change out.

OUTCOME: I'm very satisfied with the performance and comfort!!!!!

Long day but worth it!!!! Will post some pictures once I get the rims back on (next week).


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Re: Eibach Install How-To (windhaven)

Postby Jose3.5 » Fri May 30, 2008 7:31 pm

windhaven wrote:All,



Modified by windhaven at 9:30 AM 3/11/2008
Is that the way its supposed to be installed in the car with the coils that are closer together at the bottom because I think I put them up.

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Re: Eibach Install How-To (Jose3.5)

Postby alphapig » Fri May 30, 2008 8:50 pm

^ I believe the Eibach instructions said that the Eibach logo on the springs should be readable... That is, not upside down.

I'm not sure what that corresponds to though.

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Re: Eibach Install How-To (Jose3.5)

Postby mhm1170 » Sat May 31, 2008 5:03 pm

The picture is correct...........those are the rear springs, sounds like you installed them upside down.

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Re: Eibach Install How-To (mhm1170)

Postby jackov » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:32 pm

how's the car handle after lower with pro-kit spring? Did we lost the comfort after lowered?

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Re: Eibach Install How-To (mhm1170)

Postby Jose3.5 » Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:44 pm

mhm1170 wrote:The picture is correct...........those are the rear springs, sounds like you installed them upside down.
I went back to check it out and I installed them correctly

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Re: Eibach Install How-To (windhaven)

Postby sexybeasty » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:07 am

great write up man! One big question/problem ...I did my springs this weekend (a job I've done many times on previous cars), and the strut master bolt is giving me problems. How did you tighten yours down on the re-install? On other cars I've done, the top of the strut right below the threads has a square end that is meant to seat in the top piece, but on these struts it's completely round. When I installed the master bolt with the strut assembly outside the vehicle, it spun the strut shaft and I was not able to tighten it. This would happen after a couple turns once the nylon locking inserts in the nut would grab. I got it on as far as I could thinking that once I put the strut back in the car, the weight of the car or something would hold it in place and enable me to torque it down. Not so. my struts bang like hell b/c the master bolts cant be tightened down any more. BTW- they are not cross threaded.

I was thinking to just cut out the nylon locking inserts, which should eliminate my binding issue, but the same issue will play out once the nut is fully threaded on and needs to be torqued down; it will spin the shaft. Did this happen for you? Anyone else have a similar problem? I've never seen a strut that doesn't have a flat or square area on the shaft.


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Re: Eibach Install How-To (sexybeasty)

Postby Loop » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:22 am

I used my impact gun to tighten the strut master bolt before putting struts back onto the car.

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Re: Eibach Install How-To (Loop)

Postby sexybeasty » Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:37 am

Yeah, I had all the tools but an impact gun! I just realized that the top of the threads have an allen hole, so I just put an allen key in it (I think it was 6 mm) and torqued the bolt down with an open ended 18mm wrench. It was filled with grease from the factory so that's why I missed it.

Took it for a test drive and everything works perfectly. The difference in ride quality and overall behavior is unbelievable. I have 245/35/19's and the ride quality is not harsh at all. It's def firmer than stock, but not by much. Can't wait for them to settle in.

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Re: Eibach Install How-To (sexybeasty)

Postby Loop » Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:47 am

Good to hear!

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Postby majishan » Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:05 am

hey guys.. i was just wondering.. me and my boys just installed the pro kit and everything went fine.. (well i think so).. there's a clicking noise on my passenger front side.. is this normal? and yeah.. the front one's are PITA!!

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Postby NissanAltimaGuy » Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:39 am

I just got mine on. I had the same clunking and had to use a 6mm allen wrench/18mm through socket to tighten the master strut bolt.

Thanks to all in this thread. Very helpful.

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Postby rich2342 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:18 am

Getting this done this weekend on mine. Im nervous based on the shops i called don't even have all data for the rears. Im getting high qoutes of 450+

Is that normal. Does anything in the seat need to be removed for the rear installation?

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Postby windhaven » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:17 am

Rich,

$450 is a rip off. As for rear seat work, none needed, all the effort is on the lower A-Arm of the rear suspension.

Two cents,-- Wind

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Postby rich2342 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:54 am

Thanks Wind. You are very helpful.

The shop installing (meineke said these will void the factory warranty? It that true? I didnt think it would be a problem?

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Postby NissanAltimaGuy » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:12 am

Rears are easy as hell to do and nothing in the seat has to be moved/removed.

I'm pretty sure this will void your strut warranty.

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Postby rich2342 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:29 am

They said they would need to replace the endlinks also.. Im like not just reinstall them.

Off topic, but do you have the tanabe exaust on your car? Do you have any sound clips by chance? Im exploring options at the moment


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Postby NissanAltimaGuy » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:35 am

You don't need to replace the end links.

Tanabe:

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3125448/3

Bottom of the page is a video with sound.

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Postby rich2342 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:00 am

sounds pretty mellow.. Can you hear it in the cabin cruising or acceleration?


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Postby NissanAltimaGuy » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:38 am

Yes, but it's not going to be a louder exhaust such as the Ti-C. I had the Stillen as well, and if memory serves, Stillen was louder.

Under wot, you can definately hear it.

*edit* shoot me an email if you'd like an in cabin vid or something (however the Fujita drowns it out.) I'm sure Windhaven doesn't appreciate me talking exhausts in his well documented Eibach thread. email is in my profile.
Modified by NissanAltimaGuy at 10:55 AM 4/21/2009

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Postby rich2342 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:56 am

Im looking to get crazy like a full cat back. I had a nismo on my 3rd gen altima which was too loud.

I just want it to sound aggressive enough to sound good at most rpms.

Do you have a drive away vid? (last question)

edit: My apologies for O.T.


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Re: Eibach Install How-To (Loop)

Postby jaehyun01 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:03 am

Great tutorial! i should be ordering mine soon!

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Re: Eibach Install How-To (jaehyun01)

Postby pickup1 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:06 pm

were these the pro kit or sportlines?

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Re: Eibach Install How-To (windhaven)

Postby teqniek » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:46 am

awsome! just what i needed! going to install mine this week end.. i have a question though.. does it give u a horrible bounce? or even a bounce at all? to were you have to slow down from 40 - 15 mph if there is a lil bump on the road? no im not going to be doing 40+ over speed bumps or pot holes.. just curious..

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Re: Eibach Install How-To (Warning: Long Post with Pic's)

Postby fyrcomm » Wed May 12, 2010 6:48 pm

just spent the past 4 or so hours installing the front springs... the hardest part was definitely compressing the new springs with a ratchet (i probably should've taken the recommendation and rented an impact wrench). but still, the satisfaction of doing the install myself is well worth it!

btw, i had the same problem with the master strut bolt, but it was my own fault since i didn't tighten it all the way before i attached it back to the frame. it's too dark right now (i live in an apartment complex with NO street lighting), plus i'm too tired, so i'll try tightening it with the allen wrench in the morning.

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Re: Eibach Install How-To (Warning: Long Post with Pic's)

Postby Purichan » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:34 pm

Hey, just wanted to shoot out a big thanks for the write up! I've got an '06 Altima SE-R and got the front springs on today. My friend did most of the work and it took three hours with neither of us having done springs before. It was a good experience and I'm sure I could get stocks back on in under an hour and a half. Btw, we didn't have anything other than a jack, ratchets, and wrenches so don't be too intimidated if that's all you've got. At 5 years old and 63k miles nothing was too locked-in that required power tools/air compression although it would have been nice. I'm doing the rears next week when it's not 30 degrees out. All in all, it was definitely work the elbow grease as opposed to $250 for installation and alignment.

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Re: Eibach Install How-To (Warning: Long Post with Pic's)

Postby SR86 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:31 pm

Thanks for the writeup. I'm planning on doing this to my cousin's car. I'm just worried about doing the rears. I'm so used to doing suspension on 240s haha.

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Postby osidecam » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:44 pm

majishan wrote:hey guys.. i was just wondering.. me and my boys just installed the pro kit and everything went fine.. (well i think so).. there's a clicking noise on my passenger front side.. is this normal? and yeah.. the front one's are PITA!!
did you ever fix this problem? I just installed mine and I am having a hard time figuring out what i need to do to get rid of that clunking noise

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Re: Eibach Install How-To (Warning: Long Post with Pic's)

Postby BRicci » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:41 pm

question resolved..


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