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Old 04-20-2014, 10:51 PM   #1
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Lowering the Roush

Tomorrow I begin the process of lowering my Roush stage I tomorrow, to get rid of the horrendous wheel gap and tighten up the handling a bit. I have every thing I need tomorrow to try and get this done( I THINK). I've done suspension work before but mainly lifting SUV's, Jeeps and one Accord (lowered) my friend had. I've watched countless videos so I know what to prepare my self for (I HOPE)! It honestly looks very straight forward and much easier to do then torsion bar set ups and coil over strut setups. but as always easy things tend to back fire for me

Just wondering if I should start on the front first or the rear and what problems I should be ready to face trying to replace struts, shocks, springs and the caster camber plates.

I already have 1 jack and 2 jack stands but I'm debating to go out and get more of each or should I just try and tackle one end at a time ( front then rear or rear then front). Every thing has been PB'ed days prior so hopefully I don't run into and frozen bolts.

Do you think I'm set?
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Rear is super easy

Maybe 30 min for both sides

Front is easy too just little hard sometimes to remove spring out of arm
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Even with out air tools and possibly just my self?
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So far so good on the front just waiting on FedEx to get here with my spring isos then I can bolt every thing up again and start on the rear. Don't wanna get ahead of my self but I'm amazed on how easy the whole front end was, blew me away!
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should post pics and details so others can search how to change there springs shocks and struts...
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Even with out air tools and possibly just my self?

Yes , I always prefer air tools , but it can be done without ..
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It can be done by yourself and with hand tools, I only use air gun to take the lug nuts off then hand tools for everything else. If it is your first time then it may take a little longer but not bad at all. The rear is the easiest, just lift the car up support the axle and undo the bottom of the shocks and then lower the axle till you can get the springs out. Front is easy too, just a little more things to undo and a springs compressor isn't needed but will make it a lot easier I got the one for macpherson style and used it helps out a little.
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Yesterday was pretty easy I have to say every thing came out very well and went back in just the same. Except for the right tie rod end but a quick run to auto zone for a new one and the front was done. The rear was sooo easy! skipped the whole step of removing the rear sway bar and just did both lower control arms at the same time probably took 30 minutes to do the whole rear end. I also found out either the dif cover or gasket has gone bad some how and now my diff is leaking. Now I know where the tiny oil spots are coming from in the drive way
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