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Old 22 Jan 2004, 01:02 am
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So how difficult is it to change the springs? I got my progress drop springs from Kevin now all i have to do is get em on the car. The guy with the shop who was going to do it for $50 backed out of it and every place i called wants between $150-$200 to do the install.
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Old 22 Jan 2004, 02:13 am
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So how difficult is it to change the springs? I got my progress drop springs from Kevin now all i have to do is get em on the car. The guy with the shop who was going to do it for $50 backed out of it and every place i called wants between $150-$200 to do the install.
JaxPT, if you have a spring compressor it's pretty easy. If you don't have one, rent one. Check this link for info on making you're own tool for removal of the front struts:

http://www.randgraphics.org/PT_Cruis...isc_photos.htm
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Old 22 Jan 2004, 02:19 am
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JAx, super easy.. If you don't have a compressor you should be able to rent one for $15.00 bucks.. Rears are a snap..
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Old 22 Jan 2004, 02:20 am
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ok so a few hours in the driveway, hydraulic jack, couple wrenchs, some beer and i should be able to do this myself?

thanks IR the pics were a great help. now all i need is a day off without my 2 yr old and i'll be good to go lol
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Old 22 Jan 2004, 08:49 am
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Rears are really easy - I supported rear axle with a piece of 2x6 between axle & floor jack to avoid bending axle.
Use the guide:
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Worst case, see what they will do the fronts only for. If you are not confident of your abilities, you may want to farm those out. The rears are so easy you can definitely do it yourself.
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Old 22 Jan 2004, 04:27 pm
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don't forget the beer!![8]
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Old 22 Jan 2004, 10:45 pm
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FYI to anybody in the DFW area.... I will install drop springs and align the front end for $50.you supply the springs and camber kit if nec. If you are interested email me at slartyblarfast@aol.com.
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now all i need is a day off without my 2 yr old and i'll be good to go lol
Is it possible to have a day off with a two year old?
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