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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 3:51 pm 
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Hey guys

I picked up my new king lows and bilstein shocks on the weekend and need to get them installed. I would like to do it my self as i don't think its too hard but of course dont wanna f**k anything up. How hard is it to do and will i need and special tools?? also will i need to get a wheel alignment done after i do this??

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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:21 pm 
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Hey Mate,

This is best done with good car body stands, trolly jack, spring compressors and a basic socket and spanner set.

A wheel alignment and possibly even installation of an adjustable camber kit would be a good idea.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:51 pm 
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didnt go the super lows?

what car is it being fitted to? im interested to see what height king lows sit on an ef/el

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:41 pm 
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if you have the correct tools you can do it fairly easily but if ya dnt it can be a bit off a C*** to do especially in a drive way haha if ya dnt mind layn down the rears are really simple but the fronts can be a bit harder sumtimes most times if ya lower ya car u need a wheel alighnment and i would recomend u get a camber kit
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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:26 am 
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These are going on an ef fairymont. I was thinking of superlows but im a drummer and when i have all my s**t in the car it looks lowered lol so i think supers would be too much and i want a smooth ride.

As far as tools go ive gotspanners and s**t but no body stands, spring compressors or a trolley jack.

was gonna buy spring compressors it there not too much and a trolley jack i was looking at getting anyway, would that be enough??
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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:31 am 
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Its really best to have spring compressors to do the front struts. The job can be a little tough if you haven't atleast seen it done before.

If you dont want to do it yourself, there are some Sydney members who may assist for a few dollars. Otherwise speak to Crescent Motorsports @ Liverpool, they look after all Fordmods members.

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:48 am 
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i got it done rears were piss easy front s a little harder i just jumped on msn and asked waggin what to do evey 5 mins.
i nearly lost a leg not using compresors on teh fronts lol, u can pull them out with out compressors to get the spring off the front srut you will need compressors.
i decided not to use em for one spring caus it would take to long ouch copped a spring in the side of the knee not funny.

give it ago ureself just make sure you have time on ure hands will take a while doin it the first time
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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:19 am 
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Awesome, i will give this a go on the weekend!

Anyway know prices on spring compressors?
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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:10 am 
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they are about 40 of 50 bucks i think prob varies abit more depending on quality
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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 4:35 pm 
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anyone with spring compressors in sydney willing to help my di this as i would like to learn how to do it without f**k it though.

Will pay with cash or booze :D
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Blazing EF wrote:
anyone with spring compressors in sydney willing to help my di this as i would like to learn how to do it without f**k it though.

Will pay with cash or booze :D


If you can get hold of a trailer this weekend you can pick up your block and maybe get the suspension done ;)

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:34 pm 
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AWESOME!!!!

Well im talking to MRE-40L at the moment as he might be able to do it.

But i will pick the block up anyway!!!
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AWESOME!!!!

Well im talking to MRE-40L at the moment as he might be able to do it.

But i will pick the block up anyway!!!


Cool. We'll be pulling the head off just after midday, once its off we can pull out the short motor for you.

We'll need to borrow your ute/trailer to pick up an engine crane from a couple of suburbs over.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:43 pm 
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Waggin wrote:
Blazing EF wrote:
AWESOME!!!!

Well im talking to MRE-40L at the moment as he might be able to do it.

But i will pick the block up anyway!!!


Cool. We'll be pulling the head off just after midday, once its off we can pull out the short motor for you.

We'll need to borrow your ute/trailer to pick up an engine crane from a couple of suburbs over.



Yeah not a problem. I can't wait :D
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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:22 pm 
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i don't want to sound like an old timer. but if you install them yourself i believe you forefit the warranty with those nice and expensive blistiens.

 

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