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Old 01-17-2013, 06:35 PM   #71
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Yea just labor
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Is 150 a good price to get shock struts and springs put on? That's why dude I know said he would charge me
why wouldn't you just do it yourself? it's super easy..there's plenty of first timer write ups online, and for the $150 you could buy any tools you needed to get the job done..then always have those tools for later jobs
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:47 PM   #73
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Don't you have to have a specific tool for the struts?
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Don't you have to have a specific tool for the struts?
an impact...if you don't have one you can go to places like walmart and get a pretty cheap one that'll hit around 300 ft lbs.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:06 AM   #75
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I heard the struts can cause some damage if not done roght
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:27 AM   #76
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Hard to mess up a strut install...watch a vid on youtube see what you think.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:34 AM   #77
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I heard the struts can cause some damage if not done roght

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Yea in trying to but in at work so a lil difficult lol
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:13 AM   #79
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Yea in trying to but in at work so a lil difficult lol
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So is shows the rear shocks and springs and how to take off the front strut and but the spring bCk in.... But doesn't show you how to put the strut back in... That's where I got told you needed something to compress the strut to put it in
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I have heard good things in the past about the SVE springs> Really good reviews.
LINK:SVE 79-04 Mustang Lowering Springs: New and Improved
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So is shows the rear shocks and springs and how to take off the front strut and but the spring bCk in.... But doesn't show you how to put the strut back in... That's where I got told you needed something to compress the strut to put it in
The struts go back on by just placing it in place with your hands, aligning the bolts and tighten. The springs are compressed. If you don't feel comfortable with installing the springs then the $150 is well worth it. *When the job is done, keep a close eye on front tire wear in case alignment is needed.
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So is shows the rear shocks and springs and how to take off the front strut and but the spring bCk in.... But doesn't show you how to put the strut back in... That's where I got told you needed something to compress the strut to put it in
you can use a compressor for the springs themselves if you feel the need to. i didn't but i'm use to pulling out springs and forcing them in on my own lol
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It's safer to use a spring compressor just because that spring when loaded is like a bomb but on our cars it's not that necessary since it is unlikely it would fly out. Just be safe and use them if you're going To install yourself especially if its your first time
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:00 PM   #85
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The struts and shocks I could do myself then but the springs I wouldn't feel to comfortable doing
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Lol up to you man...gotta learn sometime though
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True the videos iv been watching just show them uSing jacks to take the pressure off the springs and to put the new springs back in
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True the videos iv been watching just show them uSing jacks to take the pressure off the springs and to put the new springs back in
yep that's what i do
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Just wondering would it be better to do it all at once or would it be ok to put the stuff on as I get it? Iv got the shocks already.. Struts will be coming in prolly sometime this week then I gotta save for the springs
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Just wondering would it be better to do it all at once or would it be ok to put the stuff on as I get it? Iv got the shocks already.. Struts will be coming in prolly sometime this week then I gotta save for the springs
yeah that's fine not hard to do at different times just depends on how often you wanna take the wheels off...the shocks you can do without even taking wheels off just check my quick write up in the corner carving thread or check youtube. they are super easy with handtools
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Yea iv read it that's prolly what I will use tomorrow to do my shocks
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:40 AM   #92
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Well shocks are on easy easy now waiting on struts then shocks ... Just one question what is this
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where is that located?
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:06 PM   #95
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You come up with anything on what that was slo
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You come up with anything on what that was slo
no sorry...i didn't get a chance to pull my trunk lining to see if i had the same thing
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:51 PM   #97
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Struts came in today so ill be putting them on tomorrow.. While I have them off and the wheels is there anything I need to look at to see if it needs to be replaced
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Sway bar end links..make sure the bushings are good
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:29 PM   #99
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Well got the struts on today... Easy besides having to take the nuts Amd bolts off that came from the factory.. Now just got to order my spring s
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Well got the struts on today... Easy besides having to take the nuts Amd bolts off that came from the factory.. Now just got to order my spring s
FYI: Ford Racing "F" springs are spec'ed specifically for V6's for their stance and spring rates. Pretty cheap too.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:42 PM   #101
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If that's cheap to you you must have way more money than me lol I got the sr springs for 139.99 that to me is cheap lol... Do have a question for you rob I'm going with the same setup you first had with the flow tens stock cats and stuff expect I'm getting an h-pipe fabbed on... You have any idea what it might sound like with just two cats gone
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If that's cheap to you you must have way more money than me lol I got the sr springs for 139.99 that to me is cheap lol... Do have a question for you rob I'm going with the same setup you first had with the flow tens stock cats and stuff expect I'm getting an h-pipe fabbed on... You have any idea what it might sound like with just two cats gone
With two cats removed and an "H" pipe placed in there, it should sound just amazing. Great choice. I recommend utilizing 2.25" pipe after the first cat, down to the "H" pipe, then upping to 2.5" pipe, that's all.

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Well got the struts on today... Easy besides having to take the nuts Amd bolts off that came from the factory.. Now just got to order my spring s
Are you considering replacing the balljoints while you have the wheels off? If so, the Steeda X2 Balljoints will lower the front end an additional 1/2", which helps most times giving the car an equal wheel base or a slight rake towards the front.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:25 PM   #103
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So cut the two back cats off but keep the front two
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So cut the two back cats off but keep the front two
It sounds awesome. My buddy had a v6 mustang with rear cats cut off and it sounded mean!
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Then the setup ill have will be two cats fabbed h-p flow tens and tips... Just gotta get my income tax and ill post a video when I get it done... Shocks will be in next week and ill post a pic when I get them on

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If you don't mind Robb tell me the piping exactly how it should be dobe
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