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Old 07-30-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Suspension install

Finally got all my parts for my suspension upgrade: Koni STR.T shocks and lstruts, GT500 strut mounts, Eibach pro-kit springs, and eibach camber bolts. My question is: do you recommend going to a shop to get these parts installed? Or is it something I can do with my father in law? He has some experience working with trucks in the army but he's not a mechanic and I have some knowledge also but I'm no expert. What's u all think? Or do you have any links, manuals, etc that can help?
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Pretty basic work, and you have to start somewhere. i'd recommend buying a manual from any auto store for your car. Chilton or haynes
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Do you have a spring compressor to disassemble the struts and a good assortment of tools its an easy job if you have everything you need at hand some of the factory bolts are pretty tight so if you don't have air tools make sure you have a long breaker bar LOL
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Do you have a spring compressor to disassemble the struts and a good assortment of tools its an easy job if you have everything you need at hand some of the factory bolts are pretty tight so if you don't have air tools make sure you have a long breaker bar LOL
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I think you could do it yourself. Just depends on the tools you have as others have said.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:51 PM   #6
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OP, key word: tools! haha, having air tools isn't a must but I sure tell you it makes life a lot easier. I got a shop I grew up in about a 100x120 with a 20x40 paint booth so mechanics has been my second nature. I will tell you this, as long as you can read some simple directions and know your bolt/nut sizes and use the proper mentality anyone could do a suspension install. Doing it with your father in law makes for a good time to bond lol, I made sure I did mine when everyone was out of town so I could have peace of mind at the shop and knocked the entire thing out in about 3 hours. If you have any questions though, Me and most likely including anyone else is a PM away!
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+1 on air tools, love my impact gun. Makes everything so much easier!
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+1 on air tools, love my impact gun. Makes everything so much easier!
I agree! I have just about every air tool imaginable it makes for ease at mind..well sometimes lol
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Just as info if you take it to a shop to have them install they'll charge about 6 hrs labor plus alignment. That might help you decide.
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Just as info if you take it to a shop to have them install they'll charge about 6 hrs labor plus alignment. That might help you decide.
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So I asked a shop and they said they could do for around $500-$600. Alignment not included. So I asked a friend of the in laws ,that's a mechanic and owns a v6, for a quote and he said hell do it for $150 if he gets to keep the parts I replaced. Is this a good deal?
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I think your buddy's offer is excellent, if he's a good mechanic and you trust his work. A shop will in fact charge about 6 hrs labor plus the alignment (which you will need once the work is done). Doing it your self is certainly an option however where it gets exciting is in compressing the springs properly and safely. God luck, you'll luv the new set-up I'm told.
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I think your buddy's offer is excellent, if he's a good mechanic and you trust his work. A shop will in fact charge about 6 hrs labor plus the alignment (which you will need once the work is done). Doing it your self is certainly an option however where it gets exciting is in compressing the springs properly and safely. God luck, you'll luv the new set-up I'm told.
Yea I took his offer and he installed it yesterday. I'm amazed on how much better my car looks and rides. And I still haven't gotten the alignment which I will do tomorrow. But WOW! I'm speechless. Cornering, acceleration, comfort, body roll, etc. so much better.
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150 bucks and they keep stuff that you will never use again, that's a steal!
I love guys with v6 mustangs to buy our old parts!
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Haha yeah I got a great deal. Thanks for the help.
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