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Old Thu, Oct-04-2007, 07:54:50 PM   #1
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Exclamation Video DIY suspension install thread (including RTABs, sways, FCABs, coilovers)

The videos star Dan Law, from lots of interesting angles

Not me :P


Here is an excellent written DIY with pictures, listing all the steps clearly (thanks to mikymu)
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=179844


Download video in full quality here (save link target): Jacking


NOTE: Forgot to put it in the video, buy make sure you disconnect the auto leveling arm before removing the front shocks. You MUST do this or it could snap. (the auto leveling arm is the small bracket attached to the control arm on the passenger side only)


Download video in full quality here (save link target): Front Suspension Removal



Download video in full quality here (save link target): Front Strut Assembly



Download video in full quality here (save link target): Front Suspension Installation



Download video in full quality here (save link target): Trunk Liner



Download video in full quality here (save link target): Rear Suspension Removal



Download video in full quality here (save link target): Rear Suspension Installation

Note on Rear suspension install: If you are installing KWs, the rear ride height adjustor goes on TOP of the spring, not underneath like all other kits. In addition, the rubber pad that was mounted on top of the stock spring should be used underneath the KW spring (between the control arm and the spring).



Download video in full quality here (save link target): RSM Lubing



Download video in full quality here (save link target): RTABs



Download video in full quality here (save link target): FCABs



Download video in full quality here (save link target): Front Sways




Download video (both parts) in full quality here (save link target): Rear Sways



Download video in full quality here (save link target): Tie Rods



Download video in full quality here (save link target): Trunk Trimming
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My $.02

I can vouch for Ian and Dan's contribution as this is an exceptional video!

I find myself going back and re-watching certain chapters every once in a while. It is probably the handiest of tools I have found ever since I purchased my suspension one year ago.

The video should eliminate lots of unnecessary threads and posts about suspension install as of late, be it rtabs, fcabs, coilovers, c/c plates, etc.
Dan really takes his time and shows us how to “do it right”. Everything from lubricating to torquing critical components and eliminating unwarranted “squeaks” and “noises” people so frequently whine about.

Every chapter is as clear as it gets and I can say with confidence that the video will likely serve as the most valuable tool in anybody’s arsenal.

Great job guys!
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Old Thu, Oct-04-2007, 08:32:03 PM   #3
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what should I use to watch it? Media Player isnt working, should I need a divx? or some sort of codec?

I really want to see the RTAB and FCAB
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My $.02

I can vouch for Ian and Dan's contribution as this is an exceptional video!

I find myself going back and re-watching certain chapters every once in a while. It is probably the handiest of tools I have found ever since I purchased my suspension one year ago.

The video should eliminate lots of unnecessary threads and posts about suspension install as of late, be it rtabs, fcabs, coilovers, c/c plates, etc.
Dan really takes his time and shows us how to “do it right”. Everything from lubricating to torquing critical components and eliminating unwarranted “squeaks” and “noises” people so frequently whine about.

Every chapter is as clear as it gets and I can say with confidence that the video will likely serve as the most valuable tool in anybody’s arsenal.

Great job guys!
Thanks for the vote of confidence

How did you like those sweet menu screens I made?
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what should I use to watch it? Media Player isnt working, should I need a divx? or some sort of codec?

I really want to see the RTAB and FCAB
newest quicktime
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what should I use to watch it? Media Player isnt working, should I need a divx? or some sort of codec?

I really want to see the RTAB and FCAB
I hope some people are using the youtube version, I only have 500gb per month of transfer!
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crap I have to wait till I get home, anything quicktime related to downloading is blocked. But good job! Videos will help a lot more

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I hope some people are using the youtube version, I only have 500gb per month of transfer!
youtube is blocked at work, Il just wait till I get home
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seriously, Thanks!

Very informative videos.
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excellent! another great asset to the community!
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