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Title: Big Props to StarlightB5... CPP Arms Installed
Post by: Scuba2001 on June 04, 2004, 06:53:05 PM
Thanks to Dave and everything.

I was able to pick up his upper control arms and make they work on my Passat.  I got the box this afternoon, along with a shipment of front sway bar links from ECS.  So, I got home this afternoon and began.  I was able to get one side done before losing bolts under the battery tray.  With taking stuff out such as compressor, impact gun, etc... it took me about 2.5 hours to do the passenger side.  The drivers side will be much easier.  Ill have pictures up tomorrow afternoon once Im all done.

Again, thanks to Dave.

Steve
Title: Big Props to StarlightB5... CPP Arms Installed
Post by: SweetVW on June 04, 2004, 09:27:32 PM
I am glad everything got there in one piece.  Make sure you get the locking nuts tight on the arms and get the alignment done as soon as possible.  Please update with pics when you are done.
Title: Big Props to StarlightB5... CPP Arms Installed
Post by: Scuba2001 on June 04, 2004, 09:40:25 PM
Want to fill me on on the locking nuts and such?

All of the pics are posted on CB5.  Follow the link below.
http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=82872

Steve
Title: Big Props to StarlightB5... CPP Arms Installed
Post by: SweetVW on June 04, 2004, 10:25:06 PM
Nothing special, just the nuts that screw up to the ends need to be tight.  This all should be taken care of when you get the alignment done.
Title: Big Props to StarlightB5... CPP Arms Installed
Post by: Scuba2001 on June 05, 2004, 10:58:50 AM
Thanks Dave.. I checked them today and they are all good.

All, I posted all of the pics on CB5.  Thought Id xpost them here as well.  Enjoy.

Torn boots - one joint is almost seized in the ball.  All filled with dirt and debris
(http://a3.cpimg.com/image/51/23/34625873-8b71-02000180-.jpg)

Worn and dried out rubber bushings
(http://a5.cpimg.com/image/89/2D/34626185-55e4-02000180-.jpg)

Empty upper suspension
(http://a2.cpimg.com/image/7E/1C/34625662-c992-02000180-.jpg)

New updated sway links (Moog parts, not VW)
(http://a1.cpimg.com/image/C9/17/34625481-07e2-02000180-.jpg)

Upper control arms with new parts
(http://a9.cpimg.com/image/F7/29/34626039-9d63-02000180-.jpg)

New arms back on the car with rest of suspension
(http://a4.cpimg.com/image/0A/31/34626314-2ca8-02000180-.jpg)

(http://a0.cpimg.com/image/C4/37/34626500-7b77-02000180-.jpg)

Arms, fresh out of the box
(http://a8.cpimg.com/image/4E/3C/34626638-5f34-02000180-.jpg)
Title: Big Props to StarlightB5... CPP Arms Installed
Post by: kt037 on June 06, 2004, 05:48:37 PM
nice work!
Title: Big Props to StarlightB5... CPP Arms Installed
Post by: ColoradoB5 on June 14, 2004, 11:53:12 AM
Looks great Steve!  I didn't realize we were suspension brothers.  I have the KWs also.  How do you like them?

Even though they are stiff, I really like mine.
Title: Big Props to StarlightB5... CPP Arms Installed
Post by: Scuba2001 on June 14, 2004, 12:58:03 PM
I like mine, they could be a little more comfortable but they are ok for right now.  I would have prefered the V2's but money wasnt available to afford them.