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Old 02-01-2011, 12:04 PM   #1
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Well, I just got my bars in the mail. They're all stripped down, and I just sprayed em down with the first coat of ceramic caliper paint. While I wait for them to dry, I'd like to get the other bars out/prep for installing the new ones.

Someone mentioned dropping the subframe; I still don't really know what that is. Is it necessary to drop it a few inches, or does it just make life easier?

The bar *should* just slide out, if I remove the wheel/all the brackets holding the bar down...right?

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Which car do you plan this on?

Bonneville, you can drop
Intrigue..no need to drop
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I plan to do it on the Intrigue. A lot of people also mentioned removing the tie rod end..is that necessary?
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Gosh no.. Jack the car about a foot off the ground and it'll come right out. I've done a ton and never dropped the subframe. Although dropping a little will make it easier to get at the rear bolts for the center bushings
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Alright, sounds good!!
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Well, I got the rear one in. Piece of cake!!

Now to do the front.. I may end up renting out a lift at the local community college. My jack is terrible, and I can't seem to get the car quite high enough to comfortably do what I need to do.
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That'* a good reason to buy a new jack, not rent a lift.
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