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Old 04-25-2011, 12:50 PM   #1
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Prothane Strut mounts

Hey guys. I just bought a set of Steeda X2 balljoints as mine are more than worn out (138K on engine) and the guy I bought them from gave me a free $20 Prothane Strut mount kit. I recently had my shocks/struts replaced last year with Tokico Blues and may have felt a little difference, but not really. Anyway I was wondering if all I have to do is take off the strut mounting bolts from the top (caster/camber plate) and take off the dust boot and install? Is there more to it? Can I do this without taking the shock/spring out and without a spring compressor etc etc. I'm hoping this is a 1 hr install max. Let me know if anyone has done this.

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Re: Prothane Strut mounts

I want to learn more too.
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Re: Prothane Strut mounts

It will involve compressing your spring and lowering the strut down out of the tower. Unless you have a good imagination, you wouldn't notice a difference. Hang onto them though and put them on next time you swap struts. They would be worth putting on with other work that requires the same uninstall, but I can think of plenty of other things I'd rather spend a Saturday afternoon doing.

Though, if you are doing the ball joints, it's really not that much more of a big deal to compress your springs and drop that strut down. Depending on the hardware you have on top though, you may find it easier to completely remove the strut from the car.
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