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Old 05-04-2006, 12:37 PM   #31
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Very good My Boy... One step in the right direction

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yep, the worst is over!
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Nice job John. Impressive indeed, like night and day. I'll bet you can't wait to take her for a nice drive after the alingment. So what was the total install time?
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Nice job John. Impressive indeed, like night and day. I'll bet you can't wait to take her for a nice drive after the alingment. So what was the total install time?
Sorry I just got back to this thread...

the total install time, not including breaks, part runs, tool runs, was about 4.5 hours...

now I would say for anyone that does not know how to do this, and is afraid to do it...don't be afraid, but don't take that lightly either, this job is hard...a PITA but do-able.

REQ'd Tools

Impact Wrench
Breaker Bar
Grease
Penetrating Oil
All Purpose Lubricant
T50 Torx Bit
Rubber Mallet
Hammer
Mini-Sledge
Punch Tool
Spring Compressor Set
Ratchets
Asst Sockets
Pipe Wrench (if you wanna know why PM me)
Piece of Serpentine Belt (Goes with pipe wrench)
Jack-Stands
Floor Jack
Flat-Edge Screw Driver
Heavy-Duty Wire (Because you have to remove the Calipers, and if you do not suspend them, you WILL rip the break line and you will not be happy about that. They can be suspended from a couple things in there (PM for details))

This materials list is most likely not complete, but if you are planning on doing this job, you WILL need all of the above tools. And this is a TWO person job...I would not recommend doing this alone, not only would it make the job that much harder, it is not real safe to begin with.

Also, while you have everything apart down there, inspect your brake pads, sway bar end-links (pictured way above as the white deals behind the hub), and also the current state of your rotors, brake lines, and any rust that might be starting in that wheel well, You might want to pick up some underbody coating before you attempt this job, not only does it refresh your wheel wells, it prevents future rust too!

HAVE FUN!
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