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Old 09-14-2000, 02:26 PM   #1
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Angry Legacy strut installation

Just got my new KYB GR-2 struts in the other day. Called up my favorite (until now) tire/shock/alignment shop to schedule the installation. At first, the mechanic that answered said sure, no problem, bring it in tomorrow, Then there was a long pause and the manager gets on and tells me "no, it's a 7 hour job and we don't get into putting struts on Subaru's anymore". HUH? WHAT?
So is strut installation THAT major a job or was the guy just pissed because I didn't buy the parts off him?
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Old 09-14-2000, 03:01 PM   #2
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Honestly, you could do it yourself. It it not hard at all. It will probably take you 4-5 hours your first time. IF you run into any problems, just give me a call, and I'd be happy to walk you through it.

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Old 09-15-2000, 08:02 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info! I'm not a mechanic but I didn't think it was that major a job.
When I get enough courage up I'll give you a call.
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Old 09-15-2000, 08:50 AM   #4
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hehehehe...
it all depends... if ya run into problems... it "could" be difficult to do the installation...

KYB/AGX - when i put them on my car... it took at LEAST 7 hours...

DMS - took 4 and that's with all air tools and including the time it took for the alignment...

just giving you a heads up.

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Old 09-15-2000, 11:47 AM   #5
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Subie Gal, I hear you loud and clear!
"Upon further review", I think that I'll get a professional to do the install - not that I couldn't do it myself if I had the time!
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Old 09-15-2000, 08:54 PM   #6
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My brother and i installed GR2s in my Legacies in 4 hours both times. No power tools, just muscles, and plenty of them.

It's not hard but good tools and plenty of elbow grease are required.

I saved a ton of cash this way and it was kinda fun, in a sick way.

Oh, and you can check out my install report on Legacy Central or Turbo-Centric.
http://www.xmission.com/~dac http://www.xmission.com/~dac/centric.htm


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