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Old 03-14-2010, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default Build thread for 2nd gen Lengend K sport coilovers on a 1st gen RL...

Well I got them in finally the other day and figured I'd surprise everyone with this... and since it seems that many have some questions for it... here we go.

Obviously, first and foremost, jack the car up...




Get into the back of the car and remove the speakers to get to the upper strut nuts, (3) 12mm nuts on each one...


Then remove the 17mm bolt out of the bottom of the strut at the rear hub. Remove strut...


Go to the front and remove the 17mm bolt out of the fork at the front LCA. Also remove the 14mm bolt that attaches the top of the fork to the strut itself. NOTE: You will need to get LEGEND forks to replace the RL forks, they bolt right up and install perfectly.
RL on the left and Legend on the right...


Unbolt the nuts at the upper strut tower, (3) 12mm nuts on each side again. Also remove the (2) 10mm bolts on each side to remove the upper tie bar along with the (2) 10mm bolts at the "firewall"


As for the A/C line, just push up on the line to have the small clamps let go of the hose and remove bar from the engine bay...


Go get your new K Sports...


Adjust to the settings that you prefer... NOTE: I set mine at 15 in the rear and 10 in the front... I plan to lower it slightly more in the front though


I'm sure everyone on her knows how to reinstall the suspension back into place. No pics needed of this process.

Now, since rocking a LUXOboat without the upper support tie bar wasn't an option, I decided to take the extra steps to do it all. In order to do this since the top hats don't come pre-drilled for the support tie bar, you'll have to drill the holes yourself.


Finish drilling the holes... I used a 5/16" carbide drill bit and it took me less than 10 mins to drill out all 4 holes.


Bolt the tie bar back in and adjust your damping settings...


Reinstall your engine cover...






End result...
I was at stock suspension, with the TL Type-S wheels...


End result...




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now that install, i can dig!

watch out for the oil pan!


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now all you need is some lower offset 18s or 19s... get the wheels tucked up against the fender!
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When you drilled into your strut towers did clean it up with some paint or sealant? That'll rust in no time!!!
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When you drilled into your strut towers did clean it up with some paint or sealant? That'll rust in no time!!!
Gah. Didn't even think of doing that! I'll have more pics up soon, I took a bunch. The stance is sick! Looks 100% better now.
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When you drilled into your strut towers did clean it up with some paint or sealant? That'll rust in no time!!!
Didn't think about cleaning up the top hats... obviously the holes for the tie bar were already there, but that is a good point
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Stance looks good some wide low offset wheels and ur good. But u did a lot of extra steps lol like taking out the strut bar and valve cover
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Stance looks good some wide low offset wheels and ur good. But u did a lot of extra steps lol like taking out the strut bar and valve cover
The strut bar had to be unbolted to drill the top hats. Iirc, the cover was still off from the work we did last weekend? But no it doesn't need to be removed.
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Wow looks tremendous. Good effin work
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The strut bar had to be unbolted to drill the top hats. Iirc, the cover was still off from the work we did last weekend? But no it doesn't need to be removed.
i didnt remove mine. and i drilled it prefect. but whatever make the thing lower dammit .. i got another question arent you rubbing with the mud flaps still on ?

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Those are gradually being "shaved off" but I plan to remove them all completely tomorrow and the inner fender liners are going to come off / modded tomorrow as well.
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