Just been out with the tape measure. 630mm front, floor to wheel arch lip. 655mm rear, with the handbrake on if that makes any odds?
I'm trying to remember back to June now, but i think it's the lower arm through bolt and the upper end of the arb droplink that need disconnecting, plus any ancillaries that are attached. You just need to be able to knock the fork off the shock.
Then am I right in remembering it's a deep drop 18mm spanner needed to finish off the top nut once the fronts are back in and the car's on the ground? I had to heavily modify (grinding the outside) an 11/16 AF and be very careful!
OOh yeah just remembered the rears. That long bolt was incredibly difficult to get out. It was seized to the spacer as well as everywhere else - and mine was registered Dec 2005, about as new as they get. When you finally get it off (and I needed the freeze release, blow torch and a breaker bar - plus mole grips to get the spacer moving), clean it all up and re-assemble with plenty of copper grease.....
Allow plenty of time for this job!
PS Mark, where did you get those little mudflaps from? My sills are losing paint so I need to get them resprayed and protected - those could be just the job!
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