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Old 05-02-2013, 04:27 PM   #1
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I bit the bullit and bought every suspension part i could for the car. I live about an hour from work and have to take the highway everyday, which is a great place to find a weak spot in a car. I put new struts and springs in 3 years ago from monroe, which made the car sit about 4in too high in the front. I ended up cutting the spring three different times just to get it too sit right, but while leaving the ball joints, and tie rod ends alone, it still drove iffy.
Fast forward 3 years and around 500 dollars later I installed new struts front and rear, new ball joints front and rear, new wheel bearings front and rear, new sway bar end links front and rear, and both front and rear tie rod ends were replaced last year along with the rack and inners. I also got new calipers in the front with new rotors, new brake hose'*, all new motor/trans mounts, and new control arm bushings. I will post pictures off everything tomorow along with how it sit'* and the alignment specs. I autocross the car rather often so I run quite a bit of negative camber, that alond with having a 34mm front sway bar and cut springs, it should handle extremely well
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sorry for the long delay. I had to align the car a few times and a few things had to come out and be re tightned. But for an 18 year old doing it by himself I think I did a pretty good job. The pictures will be uploaded tonight, along with a watered down wright up on how to do everything if you have a bonneville you'd like to improve but dont know how.
Doing work for about 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, it took a month in total to do all the work. I had a 98 Z28 to drive during the rebuild so I took my time
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