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Old 03-19-2011, 10:47 PM   #1926
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nono... we used it up front!!!! awesome trick!!!!



Front Sway bar was almost a no go... holy crap we're both done... But the new one is now in and officially that sucked..


Long day... But we're still hangin in there.

If we were asked to do it again... we could do it in about 5 hours... You learn so much after the first try.

Front sway bar..................

That's the story of my modding experience on this car. I could cut the time in half easily to do them again.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:51 PM   #1927
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nono... we used it up front!!!! awesome trick!!!!



Front Sway bar was almost a no go... holy crap we're both done... But the new one is now in and officially that sucked..


Long day... But we're still hangin in there.

If we were asked to do it again... we could do it in about 5 hours... You learn so much after the first try.

You wussy... lol

Long day for you guys - but it WILL all be worth it !!!

...now get back to work.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:04 PM   #1928
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Long day for you guys - but it WILL all be worth it !!!

...now get back to work.


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Old 03-20-2011, 12:15 AM   #1929
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I can't remember. How'd we do it. I was gonna crawl though the trunk but you were able to reach it I think. lol
come to think of it, i don't even remember. i think i managed to hit it with my knife or something.

i think my biggest memory of the weekend was that BS ticket on the way there.

that & Chris making me drool all over my steering wheel with that deafening awesomeness that was the 2.5" straight-through muffler system he took off :(

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I didn't see it.

I didn't know I could dance that goog. LMAO

Pete, looks like we need to talk........

The metal part on the arm where my sway bar end link hooks to has tore off. Not sure why, but am I gonna have to buy a whole new arm?
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Here are the pics...... Any indication why it tore?

And how much is a new arm? What do you want for that one, and can I drive the car while I wait?

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...postcount=1125
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:16 AM   #1930
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:01 AM   #1931
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nono... we used it up front!!!! awesome trick!!!!



Front Sway bar was almost a no go... holy crap we're both done... But the new one is now in and officially that sucked..
We lifted the engine to get it in there...

Long day... But we're still hangin in there.

If we were asked to do it again... we could do it in about 5 hours... You learn so much after the first try.

LOL...I know that feeling.

I was lucky...I had a team helping me out. We had coils, stainless brake lines, front sway bar, and rear sway bar done in 1.5 hours. Still need to get the radius and subframes done. But, shouldn't be that long. Now...leeettts see how long it takes to take them back off your car....


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Old 03-20-2011, 01:18 AM   #1932
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just finished... the car looks great.. I'm done... got a couple small items to tidy up... that locking nut on the top of the coil is a beast to get back on... I need to run it on and off the old coil to loosen it up..

Car looks frackin awesome... cant really take a pic right now.

Got some good video of the rear but we were too pushed for time to video to the front...



I now have pedders dual adjustable supercar coilovers, sway bars, adjustable end links and some inserts on my car...

time for bed...

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Old 03-20-2011, 01:28 AM   #1934
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I'm exhausted too. Watching yer thread all day just took it out of me.

Congrats brother. I can't wait to see it. Alignment next?
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:47 AM   #1935
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Bushings timed?

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Old 03-20-2011, 08:05 AM   #1936
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Looking forward to the pictures.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:12 AM   #1937
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I can't wait to see the pictures, but I'm mostly looking forward to hearing how it drives. Congrats on the new goodies!
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:26 AM   #1938
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.... Why am I laughing? looks like I'm gonna have to do mine again.
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So Chris and Company will be turning the nuts on the front endlink by hand and won't read about the fast and easy way until they are done?
I kept giving Chris a hard time about the neat little ratchet wrenches I used to do mine...

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Front sway bar..................

That's the story of my modding experience on this car. I could cut the time in half easily to do them again.
I'd be willing to lay a bet on this one ...this was the second set of sways I've done and it was no easier the second time. The only 'lesson' I learned is to pause IMMEDIATELY when you get the old one out so you can put 'start' the new one going in EXACTLY the way the old one came out (and don't forget to work it OUT on the passenger side...not the driver side.

I spent all day warning Chris that I would be laughing at him while he was trying to get the front bar out...but when it came time and he was under there trying to remember his geometry classes...I was too tired to give him a hard time. I groaned deeply and got my dumb-ass under the car and did battle with the front sway bar...I managed to do it this time without any blood blisters or scrapped knuckles...


Chris...my only concern is that I found a bolt in my pocket when I got home last night. I'm not sure where it goes...but it has 'cleatus' stamped on the top...
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:39 AM   #1939
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I kept giving Chris a hard time about the neat little ratchet wrenches I used to do mine...



I'd be willing to lay a bet on this one ...this was the second set of sways I've done and it was no easier the second time. The only 'lesson' I learned is to pause IMMEDIATELY when you get the old one out so you can put 'start' the new one going in EXACTLY the way the old one came out (and don't forget to work it OUT on the passenger side...not the driver side.

I spent all day warning Chris that I would be laughing at him while he was trying to get the front bar out...but when it came time and he was under there trying to remember his geometry classes...I was too tired to give him a hard time. I groaned deeply and got my dumb-ass under the car and did battle with the front sway bar...I managed to do it this time without any blood blisters or scrapped knuckles...


Chris...my only concern is that I found a bolt in my pocket when I got home last night. I'm not sure where it goes...but it has 'cleatus' stamped on the top...
Thanks for helping him.

I would take that bet on all but the front sway bar. Lol. I was actually staring toward the motor mounts as I laid under the car. BUT I might win the bet because if I had to do it again right now, I'd cut the bar coming out.

Geometry classes ............
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Thanks very much... everyone... sorry we're weren't more interactive yesterday...

There is a lot that you need to have sorted out before you install these.. the inserts are pretty straight forward.. The rear sway isn't bad if your exhaust isn't in the way...

The front sway is a kick in the.... The rear coils are by far the most difficult, if you really know what you are doing and have all the right tools it is a one man job... The hardest part on the front coils are those damn clevis bolts on the knuckles...

Mossman was the key to us getting it done... he got the sway bars sorted out with a little very little help from me...

My assessment. you absolutely can do this yourself .... Must have tools... BIG breaker bar. wrenches up to about 24 mm. Six side deep well 1/2 sockets up to 24MM... small to medium vice....

and an impact wrench is a HUGE help... Almost a necessity.

If you've never done it before it's a two man job...

Damn the car sits down nice a low

Talk to you guys soon, trying to get it aligned today, we'll see.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:44 AM   #1941
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I kept giving Chris a hard time about the neat little ratchet wrenches I used to do mine...



I'd be willing to lay a bet on this one ...this was the second set of sways I've done and it was no easier the second time. The only 'lesson' I learned is to pause IMMEDIATELY when you get the old one out so you can put 'start' the new one going in EXACTLY the way the old one came out (and don't forget to work it OUT on the passenger side...not the driver side.

I spent all day warning Chris that I would be laughing at him while he was trying to get the front bar out...but when it came time and he was under there trying to remember his geometry classes...I was too tired to give him a hard time. I groaned deeply and got my dumb-ass under the car and did battle with the front sway bar...I managed to do it this time without any blood blisters or scrapped knuckles...


Chris...my only concern is that I found a bolt in my pocket when I got home last night. I'm not sure where it goes...but it has 'cleatus' stamped on the top...
MOSS!!! Dude!!! I owe you HUGE!!!!!! Thanks a ton brother.. getting ready to get the locking nut finished. You think I need to jack the car back up??



CMON CLEATUS!!!!!!! LMAO
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MOSS!!! Dude!!! I owe you HUGE!!!!!! Thanks a ton brother.. getting ready to get the locking nut finished. You think I need to jack the car back up??



CMON CLEATUS!!!!!!! LMAO
Dudes, five hours for a sway bar... at our pay rate out here thats, +4 carry two,

crap,

a crap-ton of money... I heard it took like ten minutes to install mine... but... the front clip wasn't in the car, and there was no motor on the clip, and....

NVM... i'm glad you got it done with no broken fingers...
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Dudes, five hours for a sway bar... at our pay rate out here thats, +4 carry two,

crap,

a crap-ton of money... I heard it took like ten minutes to install mine... but... the front clip wasn't in the car, and there was no motor on the clip, and....

NVM... i'm glad you got it done with no broken fingers...













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Dudes, five hours for a sway bar... at our pay rate out here thats, +4 carry two,

crap,

a crap-ton of money... I heard it took like ten minutes to install mine... but... the front clip wasn't in the car, and there was no motor on the clip, and....

NVM... i'm glad you got it done with no broken fingers...
LOL...neither sway bar took four hours...not even two per...it's just a pain. The other 'hard' part is getting access to the mount bolts...another time where I was ribbing Chris reminding him about the cool little ratchet wrenches I have in my garage....

and at my bill rate to customers...well...let's just say you wouldn't want to pay me to install parts on your car!!! lol
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LOL...neither sway bar took four hours...not even two per...it's just a pain. The other 'hard' part is getting access to the mount bolts...another time where I was ribbing Chris reminding him about the cool little ratchet wrenches I have in my garage....

and at my bill rate to customers...well...let's just say you wouldn't want to pay me to install parts on your car!!! lol
I changed out the upper controll arms on my sons Jeep Lyberty..... SUCKED......

The spindle bolts were pretty fun huh?????
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LOL...neither sway bar took four hours...not even two per...it's just a pain. The other 'hard' part is getting access to the mount bolts...another time where I was ribbing Chris reminding him about the cool little ratchet wrenches I have in my garage....

and at my bill rate to customers...well...let's just say you wouldn't want to pay me to install parts on your car!!! lol
I'm glad the family reached out and helped... Thats one of the things I Love about Camaro5. Thanks for stepping up..

And I only threw the billing deal out there since working in the oilfield, my rig is making about 280,000 per day, and when we go on subsea downtime, it figures out to over 10,000 dollars an hour... I hate those reports... and the phone calls, and the e-mails, and the visits from office dudes and dudettes, and visits to the blue room... etc... I just wish I was making that hourly rate... I'ld have................... something..
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Today is alignment Sunday and TEST DRIVE Day!!!

Mossman -- helping out Chris, Very Cool. Staying through to the bitter end, PRICELESS.
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Awesome job Chris and Moss !!!

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so... have fun pulling out of the driveway yet?
i remember Randy having so much fun in his lowered car
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