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Old 06-28-2014, 03:07 PM   #1
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IRS and the SRA

How long should it take to drop the IRS and put the SRA in?


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Depends on your motivation. It took me a full day to drop my SRA and swap in the IRS. I started at 10ish and finished around 7:30. It should be easier to swap an SRA back in though.
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Having a shop doing it. How many bolts are on the irs to drop it?


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Just have them price out a rear differential R&R. You've got 6 bolts holding the assembly in, various brake line and parking brake bolts, driveshaft bolts, shocks, exhaust, and then a couple connectors.
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SRA is easy to put in I'm not sure how IRS goes.
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Thanks guys. Would I be able to install springs myself?


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On the SRA or IRS? Both should be fairly simple. I did my springs with my SRA in my driveway by myself
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Depends on how you work and how bad you want it done


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IRS and the SRA

Springs on SRA are super easy. I can't say how many times I've had to take them out on my car lol. It takes me longer to jack up he car than to take out the rear springs.


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Would I need to bleed the brakes?


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Nope. You shouldn't need to disconnect the brake line depending on how you remove the Irs
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I should be able to drop the rear with just basic hand tools, correct?


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Sweet, thanks. Also would I need to torque anything down or just hand tighten the bolts when I put the SRA in?


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I just tightened everything when I did it, but it's always a good idea to torque everything if you have the chance. A Haynes manual should have all the torque specs or I'm sure you could google it.
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Do I need to drop the gas tank?


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2 jack stands and a jack should be enough? Going to attempt to drop the rear the next 2 days. Hopefully I'll get it done tomorrow. I will only have 3-4 hours to work on it.


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The IRS is a heavy *****, just a heads up. Doing it with hand tools I don't know if it can be done in 3-4 hours
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Most of the time you spend was on the IRS? Figure I could drop the irs and install the sra the next day.


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Yep the IRS was the *****y part. Part of the issue was shoving my head up *** for about half the install
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