Wednesday, June 27, 2018

DIY - Front Coil Over GODSPEED Struts 2005 Toyota Corolla

This DIY is on a 2005 Toyota Corolla 

Always make sure that your part is correct and is functional . These are Godspeed full Coil over Mono Struts .

Make sure you center lock your steering wheel to prevent it from turning .

Remove the brake line bolt from the strut first 

Then you remove the sway bar link 

Then you can remove both lower strut bolts and let the strut hang from the top nuts 

Then you can remove the three nuts and before you remove the last one hold it with your hand so it doesn't drop 

Now make sure when you put the strut on that the adjustment on top that will help the camber is able to go to side to side as in the photo on top - Then you preload the spring after preloading then you can try to adjust the height before connecting the lower bolts 

With a jack you can push up your lower control arm to line up the holes - Make sure you have a camber bolt and replace the top strut bolt with the camber bolt 

Put the tire back on temporarily and lower the car to make sure your height is correct 

Then you can put the sway bar link and the brake hose back on the strut then head to your local Alignment Shop 

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Friday, June 22, 2018

DIY - Installation Remote LED Under Car Tube Strip Modification

This DIY is going on a 2005 Corolla , But this can be done to any type of vehicle ;

I went to Lowes and bought these EZ cable clips . They easily bend around the strip without breaking any led .

Remove the kick panels on both sides and pull the rug back towards the seat .

There are two drain plugs on each side of the car , Slice a nice slit in the center of the pug so the wire can slip through there easily . 

Center the main box in this case it is a remote control . I put it under the center console I ran the  passenger side wires one to the front and to the passenger side , Now on the driver side I ran the wire going to the back and to the driver side .

I always paint underneath the car white , This is so that when the light bounces from the ground and shoots back up to the under body of the car it will reflect back down brighter . You will see I position the clips so that when a lowered car scratches the ground it will not rub on the light or wires . 

The reason you go down the driver side of the vehicle to the rear is cause the muffler is on the other side and it is hard to hide the wire from the heat . 

Now on the passenger side I ran the wire under the splash guard where it covers the fender and you can see where I put the clips .

Now with the wire being so thin the night before I set all the clips and added some silicone to seal and hold the wire from separating - I drilled a hole in the extra glove box on the driver side . 

I found the closest bolt to use for a ground spot .

Now locating the fuse box which is by the steering wheel underneath , This is where I'm getting my power from by using the washer fluid fuse . This will make the lights shut off when key is turned off . This is only temporarily until I get a farad . I don't trust myself yet with the switch or remote control . But in the future this will go to a power that will let me leave the light on without the key . 

Which the switch connected and hiding the remote wire under the carpet .

You will see where I'm pointing is the remote eye so when I use the remote it is visible but yet hidden - The mini glove box makes a good spot to hide the switch and the remote . 

Now with silicone I cover up the slit so that no water can come back in under the rug . You can see how the purple just bounces off the white painted under body area . 

This is a 7 color LED but in this photo purple is what I chosen - 


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