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ssgsky Sep 6, 10:39pm - #42814 

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1/2 hotchkis

installed the rear bar today, painted it blue before puttin it on. it was not difficult to install. just the prep, taking off the heat shield and the muffler was a bitch. in 2 weeks i'll install the front, already painted blue

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Steven Sep 6, 10:56pm - #42815 
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coo did you grease the 2 poly urethane mounts? Remember, you might need a 4 wheel alignment after you install the front.
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spaztikid Sep 6, 10:56pm - #42816 
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EuRoBoYGT Sep 6, 11:10pm - #42817 

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yeah post some pics i want to see how it looks thumbsup

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ssgsky Sep 7, 1:34am - #42818 

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Originally Posted by Steven
coo did you grease the 2 poly urethane mounts? Remember, you might need a 4 wheel alignment after you install the front.


sway bars have nothing to do with alignment settings, they just are a link in between the left and right sides. remember i am only puttin on the sway bars, already did the lowering and the rear camber kit.

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ssgsky Sep 7, 10:30pm - #42819 

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ssgsky Sep 7, 10:31pm - #42820 

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ssgsky Sep 7, 10:32pm - #42821 

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i know it is kinda dirty. have not had chance to clean it. tired from bike ride happywink

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Street Prototype Sep 7, 11:55pm - #42822 

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hey Sarge, how hard it is to install the camber links?

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ssgsky Sep 8, 2:12am - #42823 

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way easy, ya just take the wheel off, then you take the stock link off. then you put the stock link up to the hotchkis and line up the holes for length, if you already have a /\ effect, then you make the hotchkis a turn longer. this will push the tops out a little. i know it is dirty right now too cry

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Street Prototype Sep 8, 2:13am - #42824 

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Black Panther and i will do it ourselves, getting it installed in a shop cost 80 bucks, well [email]f@ck[/email] that grin

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ssgsky Sep 8, 3:16am - #42825 

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the only part that might be considered difficult is the eccentric on the inboard side of the link. it is not difficult for me, but i have been a mechanic since 1987. what i did was i put it on then i got a level out to check the lean of the wheel assy. i did it because i knew it would be a week before i could take it to get aligned. i dont have $60k for a 4 wheel alignment machine. i did it by myself. the only thing i did not do myself is the springs, and that is because i had other things to do that day, and i did not have the spring compressor anymore, i used to have one, but i guess i gave it away.

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ssgsky Sep 8, 3:17am - #42826 

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and i still have not driven the car since i put the rear sway bar on lol

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dondiemand Sep 8, 3:46am - #42827 

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congratulations! thumbsup
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celicapimp02 Sep 8, 5:36am - #42828 

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hey i have the same they are great
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trog2233 Sep 8, 1:30pm - #42829 

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Looks good man thumbsup Good luck on the front though...it sucks..alot harder
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