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Old 09-06-2011, 11:56 PM   #18
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So doing this for the first time solo will take 6 to 8 hours?
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:51 AM   #19
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So doing this for the first time solo will take 6 to 8 hours?

Come to think of it now, I honestly feel that I can do it in 2.5 hours with my buddy. The fronts are cake. The rears I must have taken on and off 4 times now. The rear is the one that is a kind of a pain. Now I drilled the rear so I no longer have to remove them to adjust the damper.

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Old 09-07-2011, 12:56 AM   #20
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Come to think of it now, I honestly feel that I can do it in 2.5 hours with my buddy. The fronts are cake. The rears I must have taken on and off 4 times now. The rear is the one that is a kind of a pain. Now I drilled the rear so I no longer have to remove them to adjust the height.
Is an extra hand that vital? Can this be done solo without too many headaches?
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:37 AM   #21
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For me I thought it was priceless especially when it comes to lining up the bolts to put everything back in. But yes, you can do it yourself. Wish I was closer. I wouldn't mind giving you a hand with the install.
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For me I thought it was priceless especially when it comes to lining up the bolts to put everything back in. But yes, you can do it yourself. Wish I was closer. I wouldn't mind giving you a hand with the install.
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:29 PM   #23
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Is an extra hand that vital? Can this be done solo without too many headaches?
If you're going to do it yourself, on the ground using jackstands/floorjacks, I would make sure you have a second pair of hands. Honestly, we usually put two people on this job at the shop. One person can do it, but having the other set of hands really helps at certain points of the install.

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Old 09-12-2011, 01:29 PM   #24
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If you're going to do it yourself, on the ground using jackstands/floorjacks, I would make sure you have a second pair of hands. Honestly, we usually put two people on this job at the shop. One person can do it, but having the other set of hands really helps at certain points of the install.

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Ok thanks. I got the fronts on. Think I'm going to get a 2nd pair of hands for the rears.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:48 AM   #25
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Ok thanks. I got the fronts on. Think I'm going to get a 2nd pair of hands for the rears.
+1 A second pair of hands is quite convenient!

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Old 09-18-2011, 06:23 AM   #26
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+1 A second pair of hands is quite convenient!

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They are on - but thanks.

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They are on - but thanks.

Looks amazing! Nice work!
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:06 PM   #28
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Nessal thanks for the nice post. I just ordered a set from Auto Agenda and this post will be a huge help, hell it already has. I'm going out tomorrow and getting a 15mm ratcheting wrench, lol.

By the way I ordered the ER series of BC coil overs that just became available for the Camaro last week from my understanding. I'll post after the install.
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Nessal thanks for the nice post. I just ordered a set from Auto Agenda and this post will be a huge help, hell it already has. I'm going out tomorrow and getting a 15mm ratcheting wrench, lol.

By the way I ordered the ER series of BC coil overs that just became available for the Camaro last week from my understanding. I'll post after the install.
Let us know how it feels after you test.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:09 AM   #30
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Nessal thanks for the nice post. I just ordered a set from Auto Agenda and this post will be a huge help, hell it already has. I'm going out tomorrow and getting a 15mm ratcheting wrench, lol.

By the way I ordered the ER series of BC coil overs that just became available for the Camaro last week from my understanding. I'll post after the install.

The open ratching wrench helps but make sure you get one where the wrenching end isn't too big or else it won't fit over the nut.

I read about another method that someone else used and it seems pretty good without having to get a open wratcheting wrench. There is a nut on the inside portion of the swaybar endlink. Hold that nut and use a normal ratching wrench with the correct size socket and it should crank out that way as well.

If you get stuck, just let me know.
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Nessal thanks for the nice post. I just ordered a set from Auto Agenda and this post will be a huge help, hell it already has. I'm going out tomorrow and getting a 15mm ratcheting wrench, lol.

By the way I ordered the ER series of BC coil overs that just became available for the Camaro last week from my understanding. I'll post after the install.
Get a whole set of metric Gear Wrenches. They come in handy everywhere
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What are you guys doing as far as preloading the springs? I used the settings suggested from the BC racing youtube site...What you guys using....I have 5mm i believe front and rears
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What are you guys doing as far as preloading the springs? I used the settings suggested from the BC racing youtube site...What you guys using....I have 5mm i believe front and rears
There is a DIY write up on C5 that walks you through everything. I didn't have to refer to anything outside of what was in the writeup to get it done.
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