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Old 04-29-2014, 02:50 AM   #1
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Springs and cambers

I posted a similar post in another topic on here on accident so I apologize if you see this twice. Anyway, I just ordered h&m lowering springs and camber plates, but I was curious if this is something I could do on my own? I know I'd have to rent a spring compressor but that's all I know. Never done suspension work before and I definitely haven't ever dealt with aligning or clambering. Should I just take it to a mechanic or are there tips to doing it myself?
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Depending on your mechanical ability and tools, you should be able to do it. Lots if people change them, but you will have to get an alignment afterwards for sure. Also depending on how low, you may need some other components to keep the geometry correct.
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The drop is supposed to be just under 2". I think it's like 1.8" in the back and 1.6" in the front, but not sure off the top of my head. They are h&r springs, and a j&m caster camber plates. If I just put on the springs and plates, would driving to a shop be an issue for getting it aligned? I'd imagine that control arms and sway bars would be necessary eventually too
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With that much of a drop, you'll need an adjustable panhard bar, to adjust the axle after the drop, it will be off center. Also in the rear - upper control arm and lower control arms will be good. Sway bars should be ok.
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Alright I ordered the panhard too but I might wait on the control arms only because of other financial obligations!
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I Installed my lowering springs myself when I was 17. It's very easy. Also u do not need a spring compressor. Yes it will be ok that u drive it unaligned. I drove mine without being aligned for months
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I drove mine without being aligned for months
Uh so did this guy and he had $1,000's of repairs 5 months later w/o an alignment/proper precautions

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I was planning on only driving it to a shop maybe 30 minutes away afterwards to get it aligned. I was thinking more like that, not long term avoiding alignment
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I was planning on only driving it to a shop maybe 30 minutes away afterwards to get it aligned. I was thinking more like that, not long term avoiding alignment
Oh for sure, I plan to do the same when I mod my suspension. I was just talking to that specific user.
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Uh so did this guy and he had $1,000's of repairs 5 months later w/o an alignment/proper precautions



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Well I didn't. Guess he was having a bad day
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