The first step in the suspension install is to remove the nuts holding in the stock strut.
Next, the sway bar end links are removed and the brake line, ABS sensor brackets are removed from the strut as well.
The pinch bolts holding the strut to the knuckle are removed next.
A small chisel is used to lightly pry the knuckle apart so the strut can be slipped out.
Being careful not to scratch the fender the strut is pivoted out and lifted out of the knuckle.
You can see where we wedged the chisel here.