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Old 04-19-2013, 01:39 AM   #1
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Just curious on the difficulty of this? Don't wanna pay 300 for the install that I got quoted if I can do it myself
Also I ordered camber bolts and was wondering if I should put them on during the install?
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Just curious on the difficulty of this? Don't wanna pay 300 for the install that I got quoted if I can do it myself
Also I ordered camber bolts and was wondering if I should put them on during the install?
Just rent spring compressor from orielys or autozone and the install is s breeze! Goodluck man!
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Really? Thanks now I get to save for future mods 😁
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Really? Thanks now I get to save for future mods dde01
Yea im pretty sure to rent em its free they take like 50 bucks out of your account and when you return it they put the money back.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:10 AM   #5
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Oh ok ill check that out tomorrow

What about the camber bolts? Should I add them at the time of install?
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Yea ive heard they are pretty easy to do yourself. But if you want it perfect take to the shop so they can 0 it in.
( doesnt need to be perfect imo, just close)
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What year is your ride?

Thanks for all the help man
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Have the front end aligned when you've completed the spring swap.
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What year is your ride?

Thanks for all the help man
I have a 2012 v6

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And no problem its what the forum is for!
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Oh ok ill check that out tomorrow

What about the camber bolts? Should I add them at the time of install?
I did the sr springs install myself with a buddy. Not that hard just time consuning. U will need the spring conpressors and just get chamber bolts and install them. Once done just go get an alignment and your good to go. Btw im assuming u already have a adjustable panhard bar to fix the rear end from leaning to one side or another
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When I had my old mustang, I had SR performance lowering springs and loved them, here's a picture.
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Sweet ride! Just curious what else did you have to get?
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:07 AM   #13
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Sweet ride! Just curious what else did you have to get?
I read on American muscle that you can have the springs on your car and it be good to drive, nothing else needed, it definitely took care of that wheel gap. lol
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Sweet ride! Just curious what else did you have to get?
U need:

Springs, chamber Bolts, panhard bar
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Sweet ride! Just curious what else did you have to get?
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Yea you dont "need" it you car will still drive without it, but your tires will wear un evenly and to get the most out of it and enjoy the ride you will need to get the things charlie stated.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:53 PM   #17
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that or get it realigned at a shop for perfect balance.
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that or get it realigned at a shop for perfect balance.
On a 1.5' drop the rear will sway to the right. So yes u need the panhard bar the chamber bolts u dont need for a few months. Trust me I literally have those springs I would know from experience
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On a 1.5' drop the rear will sway to the right. So yes u need the panhard bar the chamber bolts u dont need for a few months. Trust me I literally have those springs I would know from experience
I second this. I installed my SR's myself and could easily see it needed a pan hard to fix the alignment issue. I set my pan hard to be the same as stock and installed it. Then I waited a few days after that to make the adjustment because I wanted to be sure everything settle... And the stock pan hard is HEAVY compared to my aluminum one... Got to shave that weight any time you can
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I did mine myself. I'm pretty handy, but suspension is always a HUGE pain in the ***, however, AM has a very detailed install guide that kind of dumbs it down for you. Makes it very detailed and easy to understand, even if you've never done springs yourself.

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And btw, you don't need an adjustable pan hard bar, but it'd be a good idea. I went without it at first, and never noticed my rear end leaning to one side, but got one anyway later with some rear control arms, but only got it for better launches, not for the springs.
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You notice it most when the tires break free. The rear axel not being centered causes the rear to want to pull left or rite. You could see how this would be no good in drag racing especially where traction off the line is something most have to fight for.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:22 AM   #22
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Thanks everyone! I ended up ordering the springs and pan hard bar ill be getting them Thursday
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sweet man!! your going to be satisfied!!
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^+1. I love my lowering springs. It makes a huge difference, especially I you have after market wheels and tires.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:33 PM   #25
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And they're finally in!
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I did it for $100. I found a person who does it in his own garage. found him from craigslist!
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I did it for $100. I found a person who does it in his own garage. found him from craigslist!
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Nice. I'd have paid a hundred bucks for mine. Way too expensive in Europe... Did it myself, and personally, I HATE doing suspension work. Pain in the butt. But hey, you'll love them. It's honestly better ride quality than OEM. I was VERY surprised at the quality vs price.
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well.. he did very good job and quickly.
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well.. he did very good job and quickly.
If it worked out for u then its alk good I just personally try n avoid craigslist work
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Decided to just take it to a friends shop for 160
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Decided to just take it to a friends shop for 160
Lol did mine free thanks to a buddy
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How long should I wait before doing an alignment?
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don't wait too long!! just make sure you get it done within a couple weeks, preferable less before it eats your tires. lol
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If it worked out for u then its alk good I just personally try n avoid craigslist work
totally agree! I was just broke at that time... so I took that risk..
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