Subaru WRX Econo Suspension! Part 2

We used a KW special service tool to tighten the nut on the shock shaft. Never use an impact gun on a shock or strut.  The piston can spin on the shaft severely damaging the shock/strut.

The new struts are bolted in place.  The top mounts are bolted in and the rear seats are replaced.

The lower bolts are reinstalled and tightened. The brake lines are properly mounted with new clips.


  1. Finding a knowledgeable, competent, and trustworthy mechanic is a real challenge. I’ve found many factory/official dealerships to be disinterested in providing quality service, resulting in everything from misdiagnosed issues, to parts not even put back on the car!

    Unfortunately, Moto IQ are located almost 16000 km away from me!

  2. Is the service tool mentioned included with the purchase of the coil overs, or does it need to be purchased separately? If separately, what is the part number?

    1. It’s actually a tool set and probably not justified unless you are a KW installer. You can hold the shaft with regular tools, it’s just not as handy.

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