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Old 12-06-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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How many hours labor?

To install the following:

FR Strut/Shocks
GT500 Strut Mounts
Pan hard bar
K-Springs
lcas and uca

Looking to get a quote if I end up not attempting it myself.
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To install the following:

FR Strut/Shocks
GT500 Strut Mounts
Pan hard bar
K-Springs
lcas and uca

Looking to get a quote if I end up not attempting it myself.
Local shop for roughly what you are doing quoted me 6-7 hours. So roughly a little over 500 for them. Seemed fair to me, but honestly not sure.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:32 AM   #3
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To install the following:

FR Strut/Shocks
GT500 Strut Mounts
Pan hard bar
K-Springs
lcas and uca

Looking to get a quote if I end up not attempting it myself.
If you have the time and tools, do it yourself bro. I installed my FR lowering Springs, UCA, LCA'S, Headers, Xpipe, catback system all myself and a buddie. It takes longer then a shop but at least I have the pleaser to know I DID THE WORK so I'm proud of myself at the end of the day
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A buddy and I were able to do all of that, minus the UCA in about 4-5 hours, so I would say all of that may take about 5-6 hours. Like Charlie_santos said, I would try to do it yourself.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:45 AM   #5
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If you have the time and tools, do it yourself bro. I installed my FR lowering Springs, UCA, LCA'S, Headers, Xpipe, catback system all myself and a buddie. It takes longer then a shop but at least I have the pleaser to know I DID THE WORK so I'm proud of myself at the end of the day
Are there any special tools? Or just jack stands and a good wrench set?
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Are there any special tools? Or just jack stands and a good wrench set?
Not really some regular sockets, wrenches, if you have air tools that would speed things up by a lot, some liquid wrench it's like wd40 but better. Breaker bar, and torque wrench for the bolts to bring them back to spec bro
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Not really some regular sockets, wrenches, if you have air tools that would speed things up by a lot, some liquid wrench it's like wd40 but better. Breaker bar, and torque wrench for the bolts to bring them back to spec bro
Thanks for the info, I will definitely try it myself. Just need to borrow some tools. Do I need the spring compressor tool since I will be replace the shocks and struts as well?

I assume I will need to bring the car in for an alignment after all this?
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Thanks for the info, I will definitely try it myself. Just need to borrow some tools. Do I need the spring compressor tool since I will be replace the shocks and struts as well?

I assume I will need to bring the car in for an alignment after all this?
That spring compressor, and yea once done dont drive ur car unless your going to get an alignment or you could be eating up the tire tread
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That spring compressor, and yea once done dont drive ur car unless your going to get an alignment or you could be eating up the tire tread
Was that a yes to the compressor?
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Was that a yes to the compressor?
Lol yes sir
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I would take it to a shop and let them swap the spring for me, I wouldn't mess with a spring compressor, too much hassle and too much can go wrong. I've see a guy break his hand because the spring compressor broke. Aside from that do it yourself if you can
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Just make sure you don't have left over parts after putting it back together, that's usually not good lol
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Just make sure you don't have left over parts after putting it back together, that's usually not good lol
You mean if u get it back together and have 5 bolts left over I shouldn't go drive 120 M.P.H down the track?!

Dang...
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You mean if u get it back together and have 5 bolts left over I shouldn't go drive 120 M.P.H down the track?!

Dang...
5 or so is okay it's when u have more then 8 that's when you can only do 90mph
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