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Has anyone posted a thread on how to install lowering springs? If not does anyone have any tips? I bet i could figure it out, I just don't like to be totally on my own...
 

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Pm sent hope it helps.
 

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I did it on my own and the rear is the easiest where the front gave me some difficulties. It took me 3.5 hours with the help of an air impact gun.

Tips:
- Review the videos Gorp has posted to make sure you have everything covered. Also read the link I have provided
How To Install Lowering Springs : Versa Suspension, Brakes, Rims and Tires
- You must have a spring compressor (you don't want to start the job and realize you need this tool). Not sure if there's a Princess Auto in Kitchener but you can get them at a low cost compared to Canadian Tire.
http://www.princessauto.com/worksho...o-repair/2920186-strut-coil-spring-compressor
- Get a piece of pipe as you'll need this for leverage (breaker bar). If it wasn't for pipe I would be fighting with these bolts and would have taken me 3 times as long.
- I found it 10 times easier to remove the hood instead of taking the cowl off. This is to get access to your third bolt on the strut. Trust me on this one...not my picture but this is where the third bolt is located

- I would definitely recommend borrowing a friends air impact gun with an air compressor. It makes life so easy.

Anyways these are my tips
 

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I couldn't get the wipers off for the life of me. I must of done something wrong...so instead I took the hood off which worked just as well.

I forgot to mention that you'll need an extension for the wrench in order to reach the third bolt on the strut.
 

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I couldn't get the wipers off for the life of me....
I needed to use a small bearing puller to get my wiper arms loose. The video shows them coming right off, but mine were a bear.

For a little more ease, spray on some penetrating oil after removing the nut and wait over night.
 

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Thanks everyone! All this info will be put to good use. Also not to worry, I have a whole drawer full of air tools in my tool box, being a mechanic and all... I just don't work on cars a whole lot (or at all really)
 

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Also, anyone have any idea how nissan feels about this? I imagine its frowned upon lol, I've got a lot of warranty left! I need to get my rims, then i'll see how it looks... I know i'll want to lower it a little though, of course.

How old were you're V's when you put the springs in? And if it was after a while, do you have winters where salt is used on the roads? Just wondering if i should do it soon before shit starts to rust and seize, i hate doing things when there's a possibility of things stripping/breaking... When its my money I'm spending at least haha!
 
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