Re: Things you should know before lowering your Mazda 3.
heh, i just lowered my 3 using the H&R as well, excellent product.* but the reason i am posting is for a warning about some install insructions floating around.* i am not sure if it was made a sticky, but it contained instructions to install springs without using a spring compressor on the front.* i believe he was using the eibach pro-kit as a guide.* he mentions to use those band/screw type pipe clamps... the metal straps you can tighten by turning the bolt.* i want everyone to make sure they avoid this method he writes about...
while i was installing my springs, i took one of the stock front springs, and compressed it down to about the height needed to pull it out only removing the top bolts. i then used two (as instructed) pipe clamps, and removed the spring compressers.* just as i was finishing loosening the last one, BAM, the pipe clamps snapped.* and no, they were not rusted though, but brand new.
when doing spring installs and trying to shortcut by compressing the springs, PLEASE make sure you guys use the proper method, a spring compressor, or it could be your hand, your face, or your little dog shot into the floor. thank you.
2004 Mazda 3s hatch | Strato Blue | 5spd | AEM CAI | AutoGage 2.5" Custom Catback | H&R Sport Springs | 30% Tint | HIDs | Advance Timing Mod | VTCS Removed | BSD Kit | 15.71 @ 92.2 MPH (outdated)
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