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Front Damper Assy Removal

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Decided to strip out my front dampers this week to get them cleaned and repainted. Wow dont they rust! Anyway, after lots of messing around with what looked a simple job, I ending up loosening the lower link pivot bolts and undoing the top ball joint to get enough travel to get the damper assy out. With a struggle. Even with the lower links loosened, suspension travel is limited. I noticed the Anti Roll Bar was straining a bit, even though I had both sides in the same state. Should i have dropped the ARB first? I need to get some more travel before i put my nice shiny units back in. Dont want to scratch them!


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I dropped the ARB... that was enough... The first side I did... I took off the lower a-arm as well... then I found out that wasn't necessary... just the ARB.

Modifying esprit's.. now that's fun..

PS... I AM NOT A CERTIFIED MECHANIC.. I Have chosen to help those in need, in the past and must not be construed as being a certified technician.

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