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So the other day I was underneath the car tightening my exhaust pipes when I noticed my passenger rear shock had been leaking fluid. The car has over 60,000 miles on it so I guess it's time to replace the rears. I'm thinking of getting the KONI STR.T Rear shocks to replace them with. Does anyone have these on their ride and if so, how do they handle and what kind of tools do I need in order to successfully replace them myself (besides the jack and jack stands).
Also, does anyone with a 2010+ model know what causes the rear to make noise when traveling at 70mph+? It's beginning to worry me.
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The koni's are nice they are a little stiffer than stock....as for tools I used an impact driver to get the bots off (there's only 2) but thats just because I have one...you could probably get it with sockets/wrenches.
2011 V6 - Steeda CAI, BBK TB, BBK Long tube headers, BBK catted xpipe, Pypes Pype Bomb Axle Back, Steeda strut tower brace, Barton short throw shifter and bracket, SR lowering springs and adj panhard bar, 1 piece Aluminum drive shaft, 3.73 gears, Bama race tune
I personally would not use the impact wrench on the nut that is in the trunk, as tightening that nut too far can damage the internals of the shocks (a friend is an engineer with Koni, his words, not mine). Just use a pair of combination wrenches (9mm and 15mm I think, it has been about a year), and it can help to put the back seats down, then just lay in the trunk, or the angle will get old quickly.
2014 3.7L M6
Fays2 Watts Link, Strano Performance Front/Rear Sway Bars, GT Brembo Pack Wheels, 315/30R-19 Hoosier A6 on all corners, Koni Yellows, Steeda Ultralites, Steeda HD Upper Strut Mounts, Brembo package front calipers and rotors, Ferodo DS2500 pads, Steeda CAI, Steeda Tune, Torsen T2R, 3.31 gears, Borla long tube headers.
I had issues getting the bolts off the top so I wound up using an impact wrench while my uncle held the shaft from the wheel well. I don't think they're tight enough now though because it sounds like there's a squeaking coming from back there..... I tried tightening them some more but I can't seem to get the shaft to stay still while I tighten the bolt. Oh well.
As for the metal sound, I finally figure it out. There's some metal plates under the carpet where the backseats are anchored in up top. They apparently vibrate when driving down the road.
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