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Old 03-07-2007, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Issues changing suspension.

I'm currently installing Flyin Miata stage 1.5 kit. I'm having a hard time lowering the control arm to get the stock shocks and springs out. Anybody have any advice that can benefit me?
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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remove the bolt that connects the upper arm to the spindle, this will allow the lower arm to move down more.
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Old 03-07-2007, 02:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Issues changing suspension.

My favorite method is to get that long bolt that connects the upper A arm to the frame. 21mm Closed end wrenches are your friend. An impact gun with an extension makes it even easier.

THen you can just use a pry bar or have a friend crank on the lower arm. and as a bonus it won't affect your alignment
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Old 03-07-2007, 03:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Issues changing suspension.

well guys I actually did figure it out.. but unfortunately I spotted a black widow right above my arm while removing the bolt... shit myself and am now getting ready to sleep and forget about the car for today.
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