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Old 10-29-2008, 02:13 PM   #2526
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You wont need an alignment if you just do your sway bars and end links.

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Old 10-29-2008, 02:17 PM   #2527
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yea, i meant more towards springs/struts/tie rod ends/etc.

sways and endlinks should have no major effect at all.

only tire wear increase from harder driving. which is fully expected.

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Old 10-29-2008, 02:27 PM   #2528
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Do your sway bars and end links now, and save your money and get what ever dampener you desire and then do your springs and struts then.

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Old 10-29-2008, 03:04 PM   #2529
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YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heck ya, thats what I wanted to hear!

1 more ?. How much easier is it to use a lift as aposed to doing it at home with jack stands? reason I ask is if i have to wait for the lifts im at the mercy of a coworker of mine, or i can just figure out all the tools i need and do it at home.


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Old 10-29-2008, 03:06 PM   #2530
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don't do sway bars on stands- you want the suspension loaded

if you don't own a set yet, go to Walmart (or a host of other stores) and purchase a set of Rhino Ramps- you'll thank me for this- one of the best small investments I've ever made
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:11 PM   #2531
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OR make your own ramps out of scrap 2"x6" 's remember screw down not up. You can do your sways on the ground but its nice to have ramps for more elbow room.

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Old 10-29-2008, 04:06 PM   #2532
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oh sweet, I have ramps! They've come in way handy too!!

cool any other tips or links to the install i found one seems pretty good by Peaty @ scoobymods (i think, lost it now) the directions seem straight forward, only thing is i dont have many tools so i have to see what i need before i start i guess.

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Old 10-29-2008, 04:18 PM   #2533
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That depends are you replacing the rear mounts? If you are then you will need a swivel joint (universal joint). If not the just follow the instruction that come with your sways. Just look at all of the parts before you get started to see if you need metric ALIEN wrenches.

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Old 10-29-2008, 04:28 PM   #2534
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Cool

haha im so mechanically challenged, i had to google "swivel joints" bc i didnt know what they were... lol

Got it, ill check for ALIEN wrenches too! lol i know what u meant!
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:34 PM   #2535
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oh sweet, I have ramps! They've come in way handy too!!

cool any other tips or links to the install i found one seems pretty good by Peaty @ scoobymods (i think, lost it now) the directions seem straight forward, only thing is i dont have many tools so i have to see what i need before i start i guess.

thnks
Make sure and double check that you have the correct washers on the correct side of the bar/endlinks. If you don't do it right the bushings can pop out of the endlinks. This has happened to quite a few people, and it's an easy oversight. Also remember to use liberal amount of grease for the mount bushings on the inside where the bar goes.
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:47 PM   #2536
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don't do sway bars on stands- you want the suspension loaded

if you don't own a set yet, go to Walmart (or a host of other stores) and purchase a set of Rhino Ramps- you'll thank me for this- one of the best small investments I've ever made
BiG --- the directions from Perrin say to do them on stands.

Y are you opposing, just curious?
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Old 10-31-2008, 04:19 PM   #2537
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He will be opposing because with the suspension loaded it brings the ends much closer to the bolt points for a start...

It s is MUCH easier to do them loaded.

You "can" do it either way, but having the suspension loaded is easier.

You will figure it out, its one of the easier suspension jobs, besides twirling the damper dials
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Old 10-31-2008, 04:38 PM   #2538
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Do your sway bars and end links now, and save your money and get what ever dampener you desire and then do your springs and struts then.

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Dampener ?????
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:31 PM   #2539
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i believe he means struts.
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:22 PM   #2540
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BiG --- the directions from Perrin say to do them on stands.

Y are you opposing, just curious?
Perrin directions are wrong

it's easier w/ the suspension loaded and you want to torque suspension components while they are loaded
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:12 PM   #2541
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Perrin directions are wrong

it's easier w/ the suspension loaded and you want to torque suspension components while they are loaded
Yup. Just drive up on ramps, viola!
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:58 PM   #2542
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Talking I Did It~!

Well it took only 5 hrs, yes ONLY! My cousin and buddy helped and it went pretty straight forward for 3 Non-Mechanics.
The Perrin instructions are WAK & vague beyond belief. Mostly based on pics & *****y ones at that!
W/E it seemed to work out great Except for forgetting the order of the Rear endlink bolts

Big THANKS to all you guys for your input/help in this project!!

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Old 11-02-2008, 11:29 AM   #2543
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Oh great! I came home this am from work driving hard of coarse & now im hearing knocking on the left front!

What can that be?

1 note the Front endlinks are not perpendicular to the ground in fact they are pretty skwed to the center of the car....If I were to use the extra washers on the outside of the Sway/endlink bolt would it straighten it out??
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:08 PM   #2544
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First thing to do is make sure everything is tight, especially the endlinks with the front of the car up on ramps. I've fixed more than one clunk that was loose endlinks.
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ur absolutely right! I tightened the bolts back up and the noise is gone.
I also shimmed the outside of the bolt (endlink/sway) trying to get the endlink to straighten out to no avail
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My front endlinks aren't straight up and down either. Hasn't been a problem.
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ur absolutely right! I tightened the bolts back up and the noise is gone.
I also shimmed the outside of the bolt (endlink/sway) trying to get the endlink to straighten out to no avail
Don't worry about them being perfectly straight. The important thing is the order of washers/bolts/bushings and proper tightening.
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:06 PM   #2548
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Installed today. RCE Wagon Springs, Tokico D-Specs, Group N Top Hats.

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nice stance bet it doesn't roll near as much either
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:08 PM   #2550
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Installed today. RCE Wagon Springs, Tokico D-Specs, Group N Top Hats.

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BAD ASS!!!! hows she ride?
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