I installed a set of Ksport lowering springs that i purchased from NeverEnoughAuto. Everything went relatively smoothly, and it only took a total of 3 hours!!!!
2 jack stands
1 floor jack
1/2 in. air impact wrench
flat head screw driver
strut spring commpressor kit from Autozone
#45 TORX bit
offset STRUT SOCKET
or 21mm O2 sensor socket
The Haynes repair manual called for a offset strut socket
for the removal of the strut bolt....i was luckely able to work around this by use of the 21mm, O2 sensor socket because the sensor socket has a cut-out that enabled me to insert the TORX bit and stop the strut from turning......to save time and frustration, be sure to buy or borrow the offset socket before u remove the whole flippin front end assemblies.
First of all, chock the rear wheels, set the E-Brake, and loosen the lug nuts on the front tires. Jack up the front end and rest on JACK STANDS ( for your safety use jack stands)
Remove front tires.
Remove the three strut bolts located under the hood.
Now remove the one Staballizer Bar bolt that is attached to the strut above the rotors.
Mark locating lines on the strut bar "knuckle assembly" to aid reintallation(pic Below)
Remove the two bolts holding the strut to the front wheel assembly. Pull the strut assembly out.
the rotor/axel to relieve the stress on the brake lines.
Now use the spring compressor to compress old springs until they wiggle in the strut assembly
THE HARD PART is loosening the strut assembly nut on top of strut. Use the #45 TORX bit to stop strut from rotating, use the offset strut wrench(or in my case the 21mm O2 sensor socket) to loosen the nut.
Remove old spring, compress new spring. Reassemble strut.
Reinstall strut assembly, torque bolts to manufacturer's recommended levels.
The Rear end is WAY easier!
chock the front wheels, loosen the tire lug nuts, jack up the rear end and support with jack stands. Remove rear wheels.
Remove brake line bracket retainer clip on trailing arm to free up brake line.(see pic)
With a support jack under the rear axle remove the one shock absorber bolt
slowly lower axle to release spring tension.......remove old spring
The old spring has a top and bottom cap that u must use on new springs, make note which is top/bottom
With the top and bottom caps on the new springs, reinstall them.
Lift the axle up and reattach the shock absorber bolt.
Re-attach the brake line retainer clip