took it to my familys shop (heavy equipment and what not) and borrowed some tools and an acetalene torch
Took the heat to it and had my cousin spraying the shaft with water. We douseded the nut right after the heat and took the air impact to it....voila!
However the top hats were "stuck" to the shaft so i had to convince them that they should come off. 2 whacks with a hammer later and the top mounts went flying (safe...not really but hey i shot them into a pile of boxes). Problem with that is it kinda bitched up the threads a little, luckily they had a die so i rethreaded them.
All in all i would say if anyones doing this, anti seize those sucks. Albeit these shocks/springs were submerged in salt water for a period of time.
Braineack, i am probably going to go with FM sways in the future. I like my oversteer (im a bit of a dori dori guy) and will probably leave in the stock sways as is. I am going to get some solid endlinks and polybushes for the bars while im in england at school for the next 6 months :(. If it gets scary with the turbo goes on next year i will take off the rear bar.
Also im doing some DIY bushings for them since the stockers are DONE. I'm going to cut the rubber off the stock bushing and reuse the metal insert with.......a boat trailler roller cut down on a lathe.
I will get them to put a small notch around the center cirumfrence as the shocks bushing mounting hole inside surface isnt flat but it points inward toward the center. lif you were looking at it sidways it would be like this
Once the bush is pressed in i will then get it drilled out to fit the metal insert, grease everyone up and reinstall.
Who says its just turbos that are DIY