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Old 06-24-2015, 10:56 PM   #1
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I'm about to throw in some ford racing springs, panhard bar and some lower control arms... a few shops want 300 bucks for install.. i have all the tools needed to do it and don't mind putting in the time. Any suggestions on what to do??
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:24 PM   #3
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thats a long list!!
for now quick upgrade on the handling so it can handle more power (new headers, x pipe, boss mani)
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Sounds like you should do it yourself. Call up somebody to help you I guess



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I'm about to throw in some ford racing springs, panhard bar and some lower control arms... a few shops want 300 bucks for install.. i have all the tools needed to do it and don't mind putting in the time. Any suggestions on what to do??

I would put it on myself if I were you and save or spend that 300 on more mods


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thats what I'm leaning to ^^^
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It's an EASY job. Especially if you have the tools, a place to do it, the patience and an afternoon


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the only thing I'm worried about is the panhard bar install...
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Really? Why is that? That's probably the easiest thing to install in your list.


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thats good to hear lol i hope so.. i was going by reviews from other people thats all.
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Dude, 2 bolts adjust new one to the same length as the stock one to start, install and torque to 130ft lbs. put car on the ground, tape some string with a washer hanging from it above the wheel from the quarter panel. Measure both sides in the same place, split the difference and adjust. Easy peazy


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you convinced me to try it out.. im sure ill be asking you more when i get into it all!!
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lol panhard bar is the easiest out of the mods you have listed. I would do it myself and save the $300. I just installed everything you have listed plus more and it was fairly easy. The only thing that took a bit longer was the springs. Just take your time and you'll get it done no problem. When changing the lower control arms, make sure you do them one at a time. Also, when installing the panhard bar, I found it easiest to loosen the panhard bar brace on the passenger side in order to give you a little more wiggle room for installation. Remember to tighten it back up though after reinstalling.
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ok cool.. i also heard i need a wheel alignment after I'm done.. any truth to that??
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ok cool.. i also heard i need a wheel alignment after I'm done.. any truth to that??
Depends how significant the drop is. The eibach sportlines dropped mine 1.3" up front and 1.7" in rear so I will def need one. I've heard people who have dropped it less than that and didn't need an alignment. Either way, you're going to want to wait a couple weeks for the springs to settle if you do decide to get an alignment. I would get it done just for the peace of mind.
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Get an alignment. Also Firestone offers a lifetime alignment for under 170.00 usd. I dropped only an inch and had to get it aligned. Good luck.


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i lost 2 ball bearings from the top of the strut mount.. I know it should be full but whats yalls opinion on missing just 2....
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i lost 2 ball bearings from the top of the strut mount.. I know it should be full but whats yalls opinion on missing just 2....

Your fine. I mean hell military specs for some thing of that nature is like missing half the bearings before it's considered possible for replacement. But if your only missing two you have nothing to worry about. Hope this helps


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sounds good to me thanks
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