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    Thanks for ***nothing!!!! Lol... just a play on words.

    Looks like good advice! Thanks for taking the time to post that.

    I'm guessing I can simply catch the front brake and knuckle with a jack? Hopefully not too heavy.

    Here's a good write up on the 8th gens. It's a good cross reference.

    DIY HFP suspension install - Honda Civic Forum

    Is it hard to get a torque wrench under the cowl to torque down the strut bolts? If so, I may be taking the cowl off.
    K24Z7 CREW # 61719 (2012 Taffy Si Coupe)
    CTE supercharger w/3.6", stock belt
    DW 750CC injectors w/PNP clips.
    Vit Tuned with Flashpro
    AEM CAI
    Ceramic coated RV6 catted DP
    Hasport 62A RMM and Upper mount
    Enkei RPF1's 17x9 + 45 (3mm front spacers)
    Continental Extreme Contact Sport Summer tires 245/40-17
    Hybrid Racing shifter and cable bushings
    Buddy Club Sport Spec Coilovers

    14' OEM 20mm Rear Sway Bar
    Ultra Racing 3 point Trunk Brace
    FKX Racing Rear Strut bar

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    Yeah, have a jack or something else there to rest the wheel assembly on.

    It will be pretty hard to torque down 1 of the 3 nuts without removing the cowl. There is not a lot of clearance to get the wrench in and over the top of the stud. The other two are fairly accessible, one through the engine bay and the other through a removable cover in the cowl near the wiper arm mount.

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    How important is it to use anti seize? I don't have any tonight
    K24Z7 CREW # 61719 (2012 Taffy Si Coupe)
    CTE supercharger w/3.6", stock belt
    DW 750CC injectors w/PNP clips.
    Vit Tuned with Flashpro
    AEM CAI
    Ceramic coated RV6 catted DP
    Hasport 62A RMM and Upper mount
    Enkei RPF1's 17x9 + 45 (3mm front spacers)
    Continental Extreme Contact Sport Summer tires 245/40-17
    Hybrid Racing shifter and cable bushings
    Buddy Club Sport Spec Coilovers

    14' OEM 20mm Rear Sway Bar
    Ultra Racing 3 point Trunk Brace
    FKX Racing Rear Strut bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Civi9 View Post
    How important is it to use anti seize? I don't have any tonight
    Only really important if you want to get them off again.

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    Got it all done on Saturday!! Rear was much more difficult for me due to getting those pesky stock springs off! Really had to muscle them out. Took around 8-9 hours total doing it myself, with a little help from my dad for the front suspension. Overall it's a very easy instal regarding mentally and technically, but is physically difficult at certain points.
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    Now please, can someone explain to me how I go about torquing the rear dampers down? Is there a special adapter or something for this??
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    K24Z7 CREW # 61719 (2012 Taffy Si Coupe)
    CTE supercharger w/3.6", stock belt
    DW 750CC injectors w/PNP clips.
    Vit Tuned with Flashpro
    AEM CAI
    Ceramic coated RV6 catted DP
    Hasport 62A RMM and Upper mount
    Enkei RPF1's 17x9 + 45 (3mm front spacers)
    Continental Extreme Contact Sport Summer tires 245/40-17
    Hybrid Racing shifter and cable bushings
    Buddy Club Sport Spec Coilovers

    14' OEM 20mm Rear Sway Bar
    Ultra Racing 3 point Trunk Brace
    FKX Racing Rear Strut bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Civi9 View Post
    Got it all done on Saturday!! Rear was much more difficult for me due to getting those pesky stock springs off! Really had to muscle them out. Took around 8-9 hours total doing it myself, with a little help from my dad for the front suspension. Overall it's a very easy instal regarding mentally and technically, but is physically difficult at certain points.
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    Now please, can someone explain to me how I go about torquing the rear dampers down? Is there a special adapter or something for this??
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    Good job. You need to use an Allen key to hold the top of the shock from twisting.

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    Ok, I finally figured it out. I need a tool called a "strut nut socket". This allows you to torque the rear shock nuts down. Don't need it for front struts as those come preassembled and don't use a rod nut to keep it attached to the car(as seen above with the shocks).

    2012+ Honda Civic Si HFP Suspension Kit Installation-image.jpg
    K24Z7 CREW # 61719 (2012 Taffy Si Coupe)
    CTE supercharger w/3.6", stock belt
    DW 750CC injectors w/PNP clips.
    Vit Tuned with Flashpro
    AEM CAI
    Ceramic coated RV6 catted DP
    Hasport 62A RMM and Upper mount
    Enkei RPF1's 17x9 + 45 (3mm front spacers)
    Continental Extreme Contact Sport Summer tires 245/40-17
    Hybrid Racing shifter and cable bushings
    Buddy Club Sport Spec Coilovers

    14' OEM 20mm Rear Sway Bar
    Ultra Racing 3 point Trunk Brace
    FKX Racing Rear Strut bar

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    I just used a combination wrench and a hex/Allen key when I did suspension work.

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    Can anyone tell me this kit can fit a non si model?

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    Just installed my kit and I'm having some clunking noises in the rear. Can someone tell me how to reassemble the bushings on the shocks?
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