Fitting new springs - DRC disconnect req’d?

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Fitting new springs - DRC disconnect req’d?

Post by Pistolpete2543 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:51 am

Following on from recent thread, just checked my rear springs as car sitting lower at the back, sure enough I’ve got a broken rear spring.

Was thinking of fitting a set of H&R lowering springs but to do the fronts does that mean disconnecting the DRC and then having to recharge? If it does, I’ll probably just got for a pair of OE rear springs and leave DRC alone.

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Re: Fitting new springs - DRC disconnect req’d?

Post by dhali » Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:20 pm

No dont have to disconnect. But be warned it's very tight but just about doable. Be very careful to not to put any stress on the DRC flexi.

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Re: Fitting new springs - DRC disconnect req’d?

Post by 12th » Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:47 am

The place that did mine doesn't have the capacity to deal with DRC, so no.
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Fitting new springs - DRC disconnect req’d?

Post by AA_954 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:22 pm

Here are the instructions for the KW HAS kit that I’ve had on my car now for a couple of years and basically will be the same for the installation of any other spring kits...

The install Is pretty straight forward and as mentioned by Dhali there is no need to remove the front strut completely or its line but the work here needs to be done carefully so you don’t nick the line, preferably between 2 people it helps.

I assume the H&R is not adjustable? The nice thing about the KW is the spring rates is spot on with the struts and works very nice and you have the possibilty to adjust to your liking, I had the car set at 24.75 inches initially when i was on 265/30 r19 and now adjusted it up as I use 265/35 (25 inches).

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