This is going to be a simple How To for the H&R wheel spacer on the rear. When you do get a spacer, make sure it is hub centric and not the ones where there is lug nuts on it. Get one similar to the picture below.
This picture here shows most all the tools you will need to install a 20mm spacer. If you are installing a 10mm or a 5mm spacer then you can probably ignore the stud removal and install.
Things you will need:
Torque wrench and socket (I used a 9/16"), calibrated to 34ft.lbs. (As recommended by Courtesy Nissan and some members)
A regular monkey wrench or set of pliers.
Your car ;)
15 minutes of your time.
Bubble meter (optional)
Step: 1 - Park your car on level ground. Use a bubble meter if you want to be
sure that your car is parallel with the horizon.
- 14mm Socket
- 17mm Socket
- Wire Brush
- Wire Coat Hanger
- Jack Stand(s)
- Mallet or (Hammer and a piece of wood)
- Wheel chock
- Brake Pad Separator or (C-clamp)
- Brake Grease
- Isopropyl Alcohol
- Brake Cleaner
PROCEDURE (Driver-side front brake)
1. Loosen Lug nuts
This installation was performed on a 2003 Maxima SE on 11/25/02. Disclaimer: You are responsible for everything you do, so use this guide at your own risk. Don?t even think of blaming me!
Let me first warn that I used two different digital cameras. One is an Intel without flash, and the other is my Olympus D-460 Zoom. Obviously, the Olympus takes much better pictures, but the Intel snaps them out quickly. Needless to say, I was not very pleased with the overall pics after I found so many poor ones. Too bad I'm not going to tear it all down to show you all over again.
The following directions can be utilized in the installation of an Addco RSB onto a 5th Generation (2000-2003) Maxima. Installation onto a 4th generation (1995-1999) should be similar. It is recommended that two people perform the installation, but, one person could accomplish the task. Please view pictures with steps for additional detailed information.
A Stillen Rear Strut Tower Brace can be purchased from www.stillen.com and cost $173. I went with Stillen because of it's great reputation, ease of application and amazing design.
The RSTB was fairly easy to install. First, you must remove the clip shown here.
A Stillen Front Strut Tower Brace can be purchased from www.stillen.com and cost $188. I went with Stillen because of it's great reputation, ease of application and amazing design.
The FSTB was very easy to install. First, you must remove the three bolts on the top of both strut towers.