That's diffenately true, but I was able to do it with hand tools and by myself. Actually had to do the fronts twice...lol forgot to cut my bumpstops the first time. If you don't have any air tools, loosen the 17 mm nut first before you do anything else.supermario6582 said:if you got an impact wrench, its gonna make your life a whole lot easier to get that top nut off.
What the hell was he doing looking directly into the strut?grey_real_steam said:what ever you do, DO NOT take the 17 mm center bold off if the strut assembly is off of the car. that thing is gonna fly off about as fast as a bullet. ive seen it tear a guys face up.
Makes me wonder what's wrong with mine, I had to use a mallet to knock the top plate loose. I had TRD's on there so it didn't pop across the room like the stock springs would.scionetics said:aim the top of the strut into a box of towels
and fire away
helps if you have a buddy stepping on the other end
so only one side goes flying
not on a scion xB , xA , toyota echo or toyota yaris it won't. no matter what springs. trust me. if the car is on the ground and you take it off it can't fly cause teh strut rod is held as high as it can go. no popping going on. if you do it with the wheels raised the strut and axle can jolt down about half an inch but yeah it's pretty damned safe while on the car.grey_real_steam said:what ever you do, DO NOT take the 17 mm center bold off if the strut assembly is off of the car. that thing is gonna fly off about as fast as a bullet. ive seen it tear a guys face up.