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While the car is on the ground, start by removing the nuts that hold the strut on the tower.

A 12 mm socket or wrench will do the job just fine. If its a ratchet, even better.

Along with the strut nuts, also remove the outer nut that is holding down the brace that is going into the firewall. The Cusco strut mount uses that stud and nut as an extra reinforcement point.