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Unread 10-18-2009, 12:31 AM   #16
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When you get the compressors, pull out the pucks, set the spring back in and jack up that side to compress the spring and put the compressors on it. Then all you have to do is lower the axle 3" and you can put the puck and spring in no prob. I did it this way by myself and it only took me about 2 hours start to finish.

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Unread 10-18-2009, 12:34 AM   #17
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When you get the compressors, pull out the pucks, set the spring back in and jack up that side to compress the spring and put the compressors on it. Then all you have to do is lower the axle 3" and you can put the puck and spring in no prob. I did it this way by myself and it only took me about 2 hours start to finish.

yea thats what im planning on doing. dont wanna **** with the coil and have to compress it.

did most of this on my own.

oddly enough.. the bolt that holds in the bump stop cup, is 15mm... why the hell do they go from 1/2, 5/8, to 15mm....
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Unread 10-18-2009, 01:00 AM   #18
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so autoparts stores still rent them out?
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Unread 10-18-2009, 01:04 AM   #19
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They should have them. I bought a set of cheap spring compressors at harbor freight for like 10 or 12 bucks knowing I was only using them to hold the spring not compress it.
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Unread 10-18-2009, 01:09 AM   #20
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ahh yea. i might head over that way then tomorrow if Advanced dont have one.
if i cant find on ill just undo my track bar and control arms and drop the axle out.
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Unread 10-18-2009, 07:55 PM   #21
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got it done today. Pics of the back will be following later, they are on my sisters camera cause mine had died.
could be weeks. =p.
but heres the work in the front and sitting on its own weight.





finished front on its own weight.

and then completely done.
sorry they are so blury, it was on night mode so it flashs like 5 times before it takes a picture and i cant hodl still that long.



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Unread 10-30-2009, 02:26 AM   #22
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finally got the pictures of the back. didnt realize she only took a couple...


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Unread 11-21-2009, 03:51 PM   #23
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painted my grill and front and back wiper arms. only got pic of back arms, they were rusting and peeling and all. so i painted em.

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Unread 11-21-2009, 04:38 PM   #24
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Looks good so far! I agree with keeping the cladding and painting it, and also with not tinting the tails. Tinted tails are ghetto IMO, and do nothing to help your backup lights.
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Unread 11-21-2009, 04:49 PM   #25
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thanks!
yea. Im gonna be painting the cladding and bumper covers when i get some money for some more spray paint...
not to everyone.. dont get the rustoleum any angle...it sucks, its hard as hell to get it to shoot a nice spray.. it likes to just spurt out drops.
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Unread 11-22-2009, 12:23 AM   #26
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I used Dupli-Color bumper black to do my cladding. It came out great, and has held up very well over the past five years.
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Unread 11-22-2009, 12:24 AM   #27
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ahh thanks, ill try that out.. is it matte?
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Unread 11-22-2009, 01:23 AM   #28
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looks good, but if you would have unbolted the shocks they would have went in with ease... but then agian i put 4.5 inch springs in on factory control arms with no compressor...

turning out nice.
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Unread 11-22-2009, 01:53 AM   #29
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looks good, but if you would have unbolted the shocks they would have went in with ease... but then agian i put 4.5 inch springs in on factory control arms with no compressor...

turning out nice.


shocks were unbolted.
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Unread 11-22-2009, 02:03 AM   #30
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thanks!
yea. Im gonna be painting the cladding and bumper covers when i get some money for some more spray paint...
not to everyone.. dont get the rustoleum any angle...it sucks, its hard as hell to get it to shoot a nice spray.. it likes to just spurt out drops.
I use rustoleum for alot of things. ive never had an issue with it spraying out at all. If you do, soak the nozzle in paint thinner(although Ive never even had to do that)
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