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Old 07-21-2005, 02:42 PM   #11
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anyone else know how to get it out?
You could drop any suspension below it ... but that'* a ton of work.
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I'm thinking of having it done. Hayes says to move the exhaust and steering tierod. I have everything unbolted so I would think it should be pretty cheap, since getting the old **** off was the hardest part.
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Raise and support vehicle and place jackstands under cradle. Vehicle weight should not be placed on control arms.
Remove wheel assembly.
Install drive axle boot protectors.
Remove nuts, washers, bushings and bolt securing stabilizer shaft to each control arm, Fig. 10.
Remove stabilizer bar mounting bolts, two bolts from each side, Fig. 11.
Disconnect tie rods from steering knuckles.
Remove exhaust pipe between exhaust manifold and catalytic converter.
Rotate right side strut assembly completely to the right.
Slide stabilizer bar to the right over steering knuckle and pull downward on left side until stabilizer bar clears cradle, Fig. 12.
Reverse procedure to install.

rear:
Remove rear wheels and tires.
Remove stabilizer shaft support bolt, nut, retainer and insulators from knuckle bracket, Fig. 14.
Remove bushing clip bolt.
Bend open end of support assembly downward.
Remove stabilizer shaft and bushings.
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You don't have to drop the exhaust off.

Push the outer tie rods forward and rotate both knuckes in on the tie rod side. Get the sway bar above the tie rods.

Make sure you watch the RH end as it comes by the fender it'll hit by a mm or so. Have your assistant put their hand over the end and pull. It doesn't take much force. I couldn't bench 150 at the time and both cars I did it on slid right out.
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Why do you want to take it off?
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Why do you want to take it off?
putting a larger 32mm sway bar on from a 97 SSEi
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Dames post is what i remember from before. Jack the car up, get the suspension bits out of the way (tie rods for sure), and like mentioned, pull it thru the passenger side. It'* doable. I didn't have to drop my rack, or unbolt the downpipe. When Straitor and I did it.
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well I got the rear one on and it looks awsome. Hopefully tonight my gf'* dad and I will be able to get the front out.
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well that LMF'er (little mother f....) finally came out and the 32mm is in.

We couldn't get the cotter pins out of the steering nuckle bolts so we ended up just dropping the rear half of the subframe. I think messing with the steering nuckles is more of a PITA then dropping the subframe 1" or so.

Hopefully pictures will be up soon.
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When you say steering knuckle do you mean the tie rods or the actual steering column to rack connection that you probably had to drop to drop the frame. I saw Randy fight it on both cars..looks like fun.
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