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Swapping to sport springs, etc...


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Do I really need to pull the front wheel carriers out with the front struts? Removing the lower ball joints and releasing them seems a bit unnecessary. Is this really needed to do to swap springs?

Secondly, if this IS needed to do...where can I get special tool #9560?? How much?

TIA.

Chad

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Do I really need to pull the front wheel carriers out with the front struts?  Removing the lower ball joints and releasing them seems a bit unnecessary.  Is this really needed to do to swap springs?

Secondly, if this IS needed to do...where can I get special tool #9560??  How much?

TIA.

Chad

Theoretically doable on the front but not the rear. What makes it difficult is removing the nut at the top of the strut. Just easier to do on the bench.

You used to be able to get the 9560 from performance products but I have not seen it in their catalog for a while.

You can try here:

http://www.continentalimports.com/porsche_part.html

or the dealer can get you one. You can use other ball joint tools but I like the porsche one. I have seen prices anywhere from $100-$400.

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Do I really need to pull the front wheel carriers out with the front struts?  Removing the lower ball joints and releasing them seems a bit unnecessary.  Is this really needed to do to swap springs?

Secondly, if this IS needed to do...where can I get special tool #9560??  How much?

TIA.

Chad

have you seen kevin m.'s write up?

spring install

looks like you don't need to disassemble the wheel carriers. the hard part is pulling the shock down low enough to clear the fender. i wasn't able to do this when swapping my springs so i ended up removing it all. i think you can make good use of a long pry bar for some leverage to get the shock low enough if you aren't successful doing it by hand.

i'll be doing this again very soon. just received my h&R coilovers from tire rack woo hoo!

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