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Replacing standard front suspension

Submitted by satans_creation.

First off you need some parts

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2 strut housing's from here http://www.classic-vw.co.uk/mk1-golf-powder-coated-front-strut-housing-1046-p.asp these are great value for money

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2 new gas strut inserts from here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301003042793

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2 new coil springs http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Volkswagen_Golf+Cabriolet_1.8_1990/p/car-parts/suspension-and-steering/suspension/coil-spring/?627443850

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bump stops caps x2 http://www.gsfcarparts.com/457vg0160

bump stops x2 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FEBI-08384-VW-Golf-1-8-Injection-MK-1-84-93-CONV-BUMP-STOP-FR-/190980003170

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2 new top mounts http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FEBI-07359-VW-Golf-1-8-INJ-MK1-84-93-CONV-STRUT-TOP-MOUNT-KIT-FR-LH-RH-/190981549457



Take the front wheel off on whichever side your starting on and support with an axle stand.

Before taking the 2 bolts out of the bottom of the strut clean with a wire brush and mark with a paint pen the position of the strut so you dont mess the tracking up. Then remove the two bolts.

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Remove the brake line and then the two 13mm nuts holding the top mount

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The strut should now be free, use spring compressors to avoid a broken nose, making sure you have compressed the springs tension. Use an allen key and spanner to release the top mount

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You should now compress your new spring and do the reversal of what you just did. If your reusing your old strut housing you will need to remove the shock absorber cap.

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compress the new spring refit the top mount, not forgetting the bump stop and cap.

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Make sure when putting the strut back on the car it lines up with the paint or mark you made earlier

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Just the other side to go…………..

Now go for a drink chill out, jobs a good un.

I know the parts are from different places because that's where I found them the cheapest. No one place sells all the parts and if they did they seem to be over pricing one or two items.

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