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Old 03-12-2012, 04:51 AM   #1
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To anyone who lowered there car with the steeda ball joints, tokico shocks and struts, and h&r springs. How much was it to install all of it? Looking at a price range.
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Well for spring alone I asked around and they were from 200-400 for install so I would say around 300-600 depending on shop
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It's not that hard you just need a spring compressor, breaker bar or impact wrench, torx wrench and a ball joint fork you should do this yourself then all you gotta pay for is an alignment and i saw in another post you have a haynes manual why buy it if your not gonna use it
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It's not that hard you just need a spring compressor, breaker bar or impact wrench, torx wrench and a ball joint fork you should do this yourself then all you gotta pay for is an alignment and i saw in another post you have a haynes manual why buy it if your not gonna use it
I wanna do it myself I just have no faith in myself.
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Having it alined with the bumpsteer boards was my only cost. It was time consuming. Doesn't effect you and your parts installed but it took time to get it finally onto a laser alignment machine. Good luck, you'll love the ride!
P.S.- It should be done with two people, one of which knows what he's doing to get it done in a timely manner. Took me 10 hours & was first time. X2 ball joints, CC plates, bumpsteer kit, ect., ect....
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I don't believe in myself

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I wanna do it myself
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springs/shocks and struts (and the needed caster/camber plates) should cost around 250 to get installed~ its really an easy install just takes 2-3 hours... and an alignment is needed about 200-250 miles later after it settles (or two weeks at least)
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I'm debating weather or not to do it myself... An encouraging thoughts?
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read my install article I wrote Installing Mustang Lowering Springs - Mustang Evolution. If you have the tools and have the time (and have some mechanical ability) its not very hard at all. Even if it takes you all weekend thats money saved.

Air tools HELP and a friend to help at a few places is also rather needed. The only real tip in doing it is to TAKE your time and prepare for it to take longer than expected (dont wake up and start it having to go to work that night in the car as you never know what may come up)
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Well you should do it because then you'll know your car that much better and you can save that 300 and put it in your v8 fund suspension stuff is really hard to install the wrong way you would almost have to try to screw up
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Well you should do it because then you'll know your car that much better and you can save that 300 and put it in your v8 fund suspension stuff is really hard to install the wrong way you would almost have to try to screw up
Thanks. I will Do this. On the good side I always have yalls help when I need it also
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Glad to hear it. On another note i gotta wipe off my keyboard again cuz whenever i see spectorv's termi i start to drool.
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I'm Just scared of those front springs. I don't wanna hurt myself.
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Glad to hear it. On another note i gotta wipe off my keyboard again cuz whenever i see spectorv's termi i start to drool.
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just make sure the spring compressor is on good and you should have 0 issue just take your time have a clear place to work in and you be fine

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I took my time and finished my entire suspension, shocks struts springs sway bars and strut tower brace in 7 hours with a buddy. It can definitely be done faster but I was more interested in taking my time learning how everything worked and making sure that it was done right. You shouldn't have any issues.

My advice: be really damn careful with those spring compressors and use them correctly... Pretty sure they could kill you if something went wrong.

Also, not sure what year you have, but on the 09 stangs, the strut plate or whatever it's called that sits on top of the front springs has like 50 ball bearings inside and can pop off when you are taking them off, spilling bearings everywhere... If you lose even one bearing, you need to buy a new unit because it will start popping over bumps... Yeah... I had that happen and it wasn't fun.

Overall the install isn't hard but I would definitely have a buddy help you. It makes things a lot easier.
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Took me about two days for spring and shock but mine were rested. I have installed shock,sway bars,spring,control arms its not hard there are many guilds to help you and also take your time
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Yah in reality it isn't too bad of an install...it seems intimidating since you have to replace multiple things but it's all being done in the same area, so once you remove the old stuff, you're really just replacing it with the new stuff.

My biggest concern was removing the old front springs...using the jack on the A-arm to decompress the springs really helped and fortunately none of them shot out at anyone.

Specs install article helped big time, props brother

If you take your time and have a friend or two helping, it will make the install much easier. Air tools really make the install a breeze so if you have an impact gun use it. Also access to a lift would really help, but sometimes that isn't an option.

Just remember that safety is the number one priority...so if you aren't comfortable with doing the install than it's better to spend the money and have it done. $400 for the install is much better than a trip to the hospital or worse.

I had my install quoted at my shop before I ordered everything for s's and g's and it was ~$440 for everything, that included alignment. Just to give you an idea...
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Yah in reality it isn't too bad of an install...it seems intimidating since you have to replace multiple things but it's all being done in the same area, so once you remove the old stuff, you're really just replacing it with the new stuff.

My biggest concern was removing the old front springs...using the jack on the A-arm to decompress the springs really helped and fortunately none of them shot out at anyone.

Specs install article helped big time, props brother

If you take your time and have a friend or two helping, it will make the install much easier. Air tools really make the install a breeze so if you have an impact gun use it. Also access to a lift would really help, but sometimes that isn't an option.

Just remember that safety is the number one priority...so if you aren't comfortable with doing the install than it's better to spend the money and have it done. $400 for the install is much better than a trip to the hospital or worse.

I had my install quoted at my shop before I ordered everything for s's and g's and it was ~$440 for everything, that included alignment. Just to give you an idea...
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