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The labour was simple. I used a 1/2" I-R 20V cordless impact and was able to complete the job in a reasonable amount of time. If I had to do it in a single day, I'd estimate 2-3 hours at most. You will need to rent spring compressors from Autozone which you can return for a full refund.

The most difficult part was either removing the 3 flange nuts from the top of the front strut or having to tap the rear sway bar endlink nuts instead of replacing them. You'll want to have 14mm straight (no offset) ratcheting wrench and a M10x1.25 tap.

I went with F-sport springs and dampers. Suspension thumps like new again instead of making random squeaks when the suspension has to work and I lost a 1/2" of the ride height.

The ride height change isn't noticeable.

2012 CT200h F-Sport
F: pink/purple spring, 48131-76030
R: white/brown spring, 48231-76030

F: damper, 48520-79205
R: damper, 48530-79115

2015 CT200h F-Sport
F: spring, 48131-76080
R: white/pink spring, 48231-76020

F: damper, 48520-79275
R: damper, 48530-79155
 

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Hi Guys. I added a bike rack and trailer hitch to my '12 CT200. I have 222/55 on stock rims, since during the week I carry a portable welding rig and tools to customers job sites. The car's rear squats from the extra 100 lbs. that's acting like a prybar when I empty my tools and add the bike.
Has anyone installed taller springs or airshocks to the rear of their cars ?
 

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While I haven't seen it done on the CT, you could probably install a pair of helper bags that sit inside the spring.
 
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