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 Post subject: replacing brushes, sway bar rubbers, ball joints ect
Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:32 pm 
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im pretty sure mine all need replacing, how much would this usally cost to do all these, how hard is it, and how much better will she handel / ride?
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 Post subject: Re: replacing brushes, sway bar rubbers, ball joints ect
Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:25 am 
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87SIlude wrote:
im pretty sure mine all need replacing, how much would this usally cost to do all these, how hard is it, and how much better will she handel / ride?
cheers

hi,go to afew places and get quotes,and replace what you need,can be very expensive,i cant give you a price as labour costs and parts are unknown,urathane kits are around 500-600-fit ball joints? and labour?wheel alinment after the work,then the extras?

 

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 Post subject: Re: replacing brushes, sway bar rubbers, ball joints ect
Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:30 am 
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looking at doing mine next week...

i am not sure about other fords but the ef/el are a press on ball joint setup.... meaning a special pressing tool in required to fit them... wheel alignment will also have to be done.

what i am doing is fulcrum had reconditioned STUBS so i am buying new joints and while i am there get new stubs fitted.. parts including labor costing me 450 cash thats without a wheel alignment as well.. looking around the 500ish mark ....

as for sway bar bushed fulcrum and pedders quoted me 300 fitted for new bushes right round

 

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 Post subject: Re: replacing brushes, sway bar rubbers, ball joints ect
Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:31 am 
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On my wagon I was given quotes around $1,000 front and rear just for labour to replace all of the bushes and install some camber kits. Ended up doing it myself, but it took a few days due to difficulty in getting the ball joints separated from the control arms.

I put in Nolethane all around + got 1 degree of negative camber during the wheel alignment. It really sharpened the steering response, but firmed up the ride quite a bit.

I'd imaging to do ball joints and bushes you could easily be looking at $1,200+ for labour + say $800 for good quality parts. If you were considering replacing the car in the next few years, could be a good time to bring it forward as new bushes and ball joints won't increase the car's value any at resale time.

 

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 Post subject: Re: replacing brushes, sway bar rubbers, ball joints ect
Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:44 pm 
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All the bushes etc, can easily be done at home by yourself in the driveway. The ball joints however are a different story.

The cheapest way is to take the uprights to a workshop, and ask them to press out the old ones, and the press in the new ones. You can buy new ball joints off Ebay for around the $55 mark for the four, and I know of one member that was charged $70 to have the old ones removed and the new ones installed.

Look on Ebay for SuzikiSuper as they sell all the bushes you need at good prices. I recently did the front end of my EB Wagon with bushes from there.

I do recommend doing this, as my car felt much better. I have some pics in my build thread.

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