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Post by McCauley5983 on Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:58 pm

this is only the begining i still got to measure and order parts but atleast i got it disassembled
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Post by IndyG3 on Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:26 pm

Good luck with this! I need to replace the front end bushings on my car sometime soon, although since I've already taken the front end on mine apart a couple times already it won't be a big mess.
What kind of a rebuild are you planning? Fairly stock, or upgrading while you're at it?
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Post by McCauley5983 on Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:38 pm

sort of moding it. im on a budget so step by step im gonna be gradually building it up but im starting off with a whole front end kit that consits of polyeurothane bushings and new ball joints,tie rods etc.
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Post by IndyG3 on Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:00 pm

Sounds like a good plan. Just don't be like me and tell yourself you're on a budget, then buy lowering springs, boxed rear control arms, and the biggest sway bars that fit in the factory locations you can find Laughing
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:14 pm

I gotta do it too (Bushings)
but I'm on the "if you ignore it,maybe it will fix itself" plan.
Think it'll work?
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Post by McCauley5983 on Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:41 pm

ive always been a fan of "if it aint broke dont fix it" so if it still rolls keep gettin it done lol!
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Post by The Dude on Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:26 pm

IndyG3 wrote:Sounds like a good plan. Just don't be like me and tell yourself you're on a budget, then buy lowering springs, boxed rear control arms, and the biggest sway bars that fit in the factory locations you can find Laughing

Got any reviews/write ups for us? Rolling Eyes
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:52 pm

Id be interested to know what swaybars you found cause I need a bigger front

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Post by IndyG3 on Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:57 pm

Rago wrote:Got any reviews/write ups for us? Rolling Eyes

STEP 1: Buy the parts
STEP 2: Wonder why the hell you bought so much crap at one time
STEP 3: Refer to step 1 and 2 until you feel like you're done

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Post by McCauley5983 on Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:37 pm

im not sure if this one is bigger but it probably wont twist as much and is probably lighter and stronger since is chromoly
http://www.performancesuspension.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_1613_1615_1631_22897&products_id=4578
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Post by The Dude on Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:12 am

IndyG3 wrote:
Rago wrote:Got any reviews/write ups for us? Rolling Eyes

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Post by TWBouska AKA Wooderson on Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:18 am

Roadcaptain S3 wrote:I gotta do it too (Bushings)
but I'm on the "if you ignore it,maybe it will fix itself" plan.
Think it'll work?

haha i heard that...my el camino needed the suspension rebuilt since the day i got it...it took me a year and a half of driving southern californias pot hole infested freeways to finally break down and get it done...that and also almost losing control of my car during a dukes of hazard moment when i was going way too fast and didnt know the street i was on and ended up getting a pretty good amount of air.
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Post by IndyG3 on Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:25 am

billy-ray wrote:im not sure if this one is bigger but it probably wont twist as much and is probably lighter and stronger since is chromoly
http://www.performancesuspension.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_1613_1615_1631_22897&products_id=4578

I got mine from Summit. It's the same size and is a direct bolt in, but it would save you about 30 bucks. I've been very happy with mine so far. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-720202/
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:27 am

Rebuilding the front suspension is fun but a major PITA good luck with the rebuild billy

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Post by IndyG3 on Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:28 am

Rago wrote:Smartass.....
Very Happy I don't know what else to tell you! All the stuff I've done has literally been bolt-in projects! It's not like the stuff's too hard to do. I also told you guys that I was doing most of this stuff ahead of time, so if you want me to do a write up of these things, I'll need to know beforehand!
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Post by IndyG3 on Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:29 am

I also wish you good luck on this project, Billy. Some parts will be a PITA but try to have fun!
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Post by McCauley5983 on Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:17 pm

thanks ima need all the luck i can get
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Post by McCauley5983 on Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:45 pm

lookin at the box of parts it doesnt look so imnpossible. still waiting for upper control arm bushings, swaybar bushings and new springs. of course all had to be special ordered
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Post by IndyG3 on Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:35 pm

Where did you end up getting all of your parts from?
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Post by McCauley5983 on Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:00 pm

www.performancesuspension.com they are here locally in phoenix so i just went over there i ended up paying about 500 bucks for the kit and springs. its 280 for the front end kit and another 180 for the springs. then like 45 bucks for taxes.they also got huge sway bars, drop spindles, big brake kits,and so much more.plus they have a lot of resources for crossreferenceing parts
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:02 am

Do you still need my rear springs and all 4 shocks? I'm pulling mine off this week.
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Post by McCauley5983 on Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:42 pm

ya so let me know and ill come over and get em
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:48 am

Rear springs and shocks are off, coil-overs are installed. Parts are ready when you need them. Just give me a ring.
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Post by The Dude on Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:35 pm

74Malibu383 wrote:Rear springs and shocks are off, coil-overs are installed.

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Post by 74Malibu383 on Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:33 pm

I only have fuzzy cell phone pictures right now. I'll get on the pictures this weekend.
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