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Here is the photos of rear damper installation, it was really very easy to do :cool:

Just look under the rear bumper...


And here is it


A closer look to the left mounting point


To easy, and takes about 15 minutes :rolleyes:

Result: with both dampers installed it feels that car-ride becomes little more soft (hope it's not a placebo effect :D)

Conclusion: don't expect too much, you get less than spent (750$).


ps: front damper images will post later
 

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The font damper installation is not so easy as rear. :cool:

1. Dismount the windshield wipers - just pick up the plastic cover to get to the each nut.

2. Now we need to dismount the cowl panel, pick up 2 plastic clips (1 from each side).


After that pull up the panel, there is a few plastic clips on the down side. Just push them with fingers and pull.


Then you will see the black metal plate, tightly screwed to the car body


You need to unscrew 5-6 bolts (don't remember exactly) to weaken the connection of the plate and body.
3 bolts from the left side


And 3 bolts from the right side. There will be a problem with one near the windshield wiper mechanism.


Ok, now install the front damper. Pull up the black metal plate if needed.


The nut space is too narrow (that's why we unscrew bolts from the plate).
Now pull up the plate and put the nut over...

Left side is ready.

Do the same from the right (will be little difficult than from the left side).

The result.


That's it. Now screw bolts, get back cowl plate and wipers. Then turn on the engine and go for a test ride :D

Hope that this "manual" will helps someone.
 

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hi SID! thanks for the write up! :) i have already ordered the dampers! they will be shipping it on july 16th i think? :) im excited!
 

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I don't understand. I looked these up online and the article I read said these come standard on the CT. Is it just certain models that include these? Or are these something above the "lateral dampers" I read about.

Sorry if I'm way off base, I've never heard of these before.
 

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I looked these up online and the article I read said these come standard on the CT. Is it just certain models that include these? Or are these something above the "lateral dampers" I read about.
Yes, it's the "lateral dampers" you have read about. As i know, all USA CT models are equipped with, meanwhile in other countries not :(
 

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Wonder why they do that? Color distribution I might be able to understand (I wish we had the blue). But these are either necessary or not.
 

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Hi SID! Installed the dampers and had a road test at small bumpy and semi highway roads. I can feel the change in performance while driving after installing the dampers. The upgrade really made a difference.
 

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Btw I would like to thank SID for the detailed instructions with pictures to go that he posted. It really saved me a lot of time installing both dampers yesterday. For the rear damper, it took me 10-15mins. But for the front damper, it took me around an hour and 30mins because of the nut near the wiper mechanism. Unfortunately I broke 3clips connected to the plastic dash cover behind the hood. it happened after I released the 6clips (push and pull). When I pulled the right side up, the other side snaps back in. So when I pulled the left side, I heard the clips snapped. Oh well, next time I will ask somebody to help me.
 

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Installed the dampers and had a road test at small bumpy and semi highway roads. I can feel the change in performance while driving after installing the dampers. The upgrade really made a difference.
Good news, Wong! I'm glad that you're satisfied with the result! :D
 

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Btw I would like to thank SID for the detailed instructions with pictures to go that he posted. It really saved me a lot of time installing both dampers yesterday.
Thanks, man!


for the front damper, it took me around an hour and 30mins because of the nut near the wiper mechanism. Unfortunately I broke 3clips connected to the plastic dash cover behind the hood. it happened after I released the 6clips (push and pull). When I pulled the right side up, the other side snaps back in. So when I pulled the left side, I heard the clips snapped. Oh well, next time I will ask somebody to help me.
Yeah, actually my wife help me - to take pictures and bring the appropriate wrench :) I've broken 1 or 2 clips too, it's not a thing you should worry about...
 

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SID and Wong, may i know where u guys order the damper? My CT is a "standard version", it come without the damper. Is the damper really make a lot of changes? If yes ... what kind of changes with the damper and without?
 

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may i know where u guys order the damper?
My dampers came from the USA Lexus dealer, they give me a good price (compared to Swell parts for example).

Is the damper really make a lot of changes? If yes ... what kind of changes with the damper and without?
Hmmm, can't say "lot's of changes", it become softer, but changes are not revolutionary :rolleyes: I think Wong may say more clearly, because he is just installed them...
 

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Where can we get the dampers from (I'm in Canada)? I've ordered parts from John @CT200HCHAT.com, but these aren't listed there.
 
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