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Old July 16th, 2006, 12:24 PM   #1
 
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need mechanic in MD area

any1 know a mechanic that won't charge me 3 paychecks to lower my car?
i have the parts but really dont want to pay 600 for installation

much appreciated
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Old July 16th, 2006, 12:30 PM   #2
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DIY. Very simple. All you need is a breaker bar, 17mm socket, 14mm socket and a friend who weighs about 250lbs.

Do you have springs or coilovers? Oh and for tools that you may not have...and will only use once...Autozone will rent it out to you (ie. spring compressor) if you got springs.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 12:34 PM   #3
 
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DIY huh?
sounds pretty complicated tho. dont wanna have to shop for a new car.
i can change breaks n rotors but never touched suspension.
is there a step by step of it here?
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Old July 16th, 2006, 12:35 PM   #4
 
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tein h-techs with illuminas...
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Old July 16th, 2006, 12:42 PM   #5
 
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never mind the link.
found a couple...
but thanx for the inspiration!!!!! i might give it a go
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never mind the link.
found a couple...
but thanx for the inspiration!!!!! i might give it a go
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Old July 16th, 2006, 12:49 PM   #7
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DIY. Very simple. All you need is a breaker bar, 17mm socket, 14mm socket and a friend who weighs about 250lbs.

Do you have springs or coilovers? Oh and for tools that you may not have...and will only use once...Autozone will rent it out to you (ie. spring compressor) if you got springs.
don't forget the spring compresser, a 5mm allen key, a 10mm for the brake lines, a 12mm for the OEM brace bars, and and open end 14mm for the top of the shock assembly.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 01:01 PM   #8
 
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a shop shud only charge u bout 200usd max for springs/shocks install... i can get mine done for 120$cdn here in toronto
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Old July 16th, 2006, 01:26 PM   #9
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if u diy for the first time, expect it taking about 4+hrs for the front two wheels...and a 4+ hrs for teh rear.

for me it was:
4hrs on the front driver side (messed up way too many times)
1hr on the front passenger side (i messed up so many times that i knew exactly wt i was doing)

3hrs on rear passenger side (again, many screw ups)
30mins on rear driver side


and keep in mine i was using powertools...

hah power tools are ur friend....
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Old July 16th, 2006, 01:31 PM   #10
 
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^hey if you've got the tools tuning_mgr...wanna work on both our cars together? I kinda need to swap out my springs as well too...
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Old July 16th, 2006, 01:40 PM   #11
 
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i have a tool set that has most of the things i need.
i dont mind getting the stuff but time is an issue for me...

but yeah, i wouldne mind doing it together. less likely for things to go wrong, i guess...

do u live in MD?
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Old July 16th, 2006, 02:41 PM   #12
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but yeah, i wouldne mind doing it together. less likely for things to go wrong, i guess...
its HIGHLY suggested that you have a helping hand....... it goes 5x faster.... i had a helping hand
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Old July 20th, 2006, 06:21 PM   #13
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My shop is in Frederick if your willing to drive up there.
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