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      12-28-2012, 10:17 AM   #6
TheBreeze
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Depending on miles, you may want to replace the rubber spring perches and dust boots with fresh ones. The Koni struts definitely take a different top nut from stock. If the nuts don't come with the strut, make sure you get some before starting the job. I think if I were doing it all over again, I probably would have bought new hats, spring perches, and dust boots and pre-assembled the new struts as a complete units and left the old stock struts assembled. I like to put my stock parts in storage in case I ever want to go back to stock. Once you take apart the front struts, you'll have to take them to a shop to have them reassembled. The stock springs are too long and the stock struts won't stay extended. It's virtually impossible to reassemble the stock struts with a garage mechanic spring compressor.
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