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Old 08-23-2007, 12:19 PM   #11
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A big word of caution on the rear struts. You can not unbolt the strut mount from the body of the car w/o jacking the car and supporting the a arm under the strut you intend to remove. The springs on the rear are at the a arm and not contained on the strut.
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psshh, you guys.... lol

but yeah I called a local shop and they said they'd charge me 150 to do the one side, not including alignment... so I'm going to do it myself like a big girl. gulp. NOW my question is, which one of these do I get

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecatalog.php

or is there a better price or something. but those all look darn affordable to me.

by the way. thanks SO much for helping, I was getting ready to try and scrape up 800... what would I do without BC. and just for the heck of it, here'* how my tread looks. even I know that'* not what it'* supposed to look like. ha.

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if that $150 is for Parts and labor its sounding a little better.

But what are they replacing. Just the mount? if so that thats still a bit high.

Mount is like $20 or something.
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yeah just for labor. every place around here seems to be similar
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yea thats high i say, i know ti onyl took me like 15-25min to get mine out once the bolt came out, but that should be A LOT easier at a shop with a 700Flbs impact gun

So i dont see why they should charge more then a hour in labor.
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Hi Rachel,
Sure hoping some one comes by to give you a hand.
Not suggesting you couldn't do it yourself, it would just be nice to have someone coach you along if needed.

That rear tire needs replacing ASAP! I'd run to the scrap yard and see if they have a decent one they could pop on and balance for you.

I am surprised the steel belts aren't showing yet.

Good luck, let us know how it goes!

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Looking at the cupping on that tire, if it wasn't already in the plan, the strut will need to be replaced.
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oi... now the strut and tire too... yeah I'm gonna need a buddy, who wants to help me? I'll provide the beer of your choice and then some... lol... but anyway, would it be silly to do this to only one side and not the other? not that I'd prefer to... jesus this is going to be hard enough to get the $$ together for :(
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Rachael, I'd help you if I wasn't so far away..

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The rear struts aren't that hard to do, except for muscling off the bolts on the bottom. Look over Bandit'* techinfo on the suspension upgrade for a how to.
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