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Old 02-04-2010, 08:05 PM   #101
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Can you do me a favor and measure the wall thickness of the bar you cut in half.

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Mike, the total bar thickness is 23mm, the wall thickness is just a bit under 5mm, 4.8mm to be exact, give or take .1mm
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:31 PM   #102
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I bought all Craftsman tools. But I I'm guessing I would have spent a couple of hundred less had I had someone do it. But I will use the tools. Especially now.
That is what I was thinking. :(

We have a Corvette performance shop down the road from me that does not even advertise their business with a sign and I have seen some of the nicest classic Corvettes and hot rods rolling in there. I think I will give them a shot at my business if I feel comfortable after talking to them and if I can afford their service.

Otherwise I will head up to MTI and get them to set me up with their Big Red sways and drop springs. Maybe a 6 shooter if I have any money left over.

Thanks again for sharing your install experience with us. Post some pics once you get it out in the sun light!
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:37 AM   #103
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Shhhhh' the vids on the first page! I spent for ever looking for the vid last night. Now I find it and I'm now on my phone. I guess it can wait til tonight...
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:29 AM   #104
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Or so you hope.... lol


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(there's a visual for all you sick freaks to go to sleep with tonight )
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Took me about 4 mins to download the vid. Pretty decent vid man, good descriptions of all the parts, appreciate that.

Favorite parts of the video:
1) 12:41, "I would do it all over again, save me $300 dollars" Caption: Face Palm.......LMFAO
2) The end when PQ turns the camera around and has that dinky light on his head "Piece of cake" LOL
I lied. It was a peice of cake all but the front sway bar. Wish I had just disconected the tie rod arm and the other stuff that the earlier poster said. Other than that it WAS a piece of cake.

Oh, and the big fat pacepalm was for the Bills.

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That is what I was thinking. :(

We have a Corvette performance shop down the road from me that does not even advertise their business with a sign and I have seen some of the nicest classic Corvettes and hot rods rolling in there. I think I will give them a shot at my business if I feel comfortable after talking to them and if I can afford their service.

Otherwise I will head up to MTI and get them to set me up with their Big Red sways and drop springs. Maybe a 6 shooter if I have any money left over.

Thanks again for sharing your install experience with us. Post some pics once you get it out in the sun light!
Pics coming once I get it back from the paint shop. It should be done today. Then I gotta find someone to align it since Bay Chevrolet want 370.00

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Shhhhh' the vids on the first page! I spent for ever looking for the vid last night. Now I find it and I'm now on my phone. I guess it can wait til tonight...
I tried to update the Thread title but I couldn't. lol
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:04 PM   #105
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what do you want it to say?
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what do you want it to say?
"So easy, even a caveman can do it"
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:33 PM   #107
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Hey, I looked under my L99 and could not find any roofing paper nails with green hats.

Was wanting to remove them for weight savings! Help
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:44 AM   #108
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At the 13 min video from all the movement.

Just kidding!


Overall, great vid! This will help out a lot of people when they do it and hopefully encourages them to do this themselves! Also, even for a 14min vid, it was actually fun to watch. I've tried watching 2min vids that I couldn't finish because they were boring to watch. Great job and the car looks great too!
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:27 AM   #109
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PQ, great video and a great example of what you can do if you just take your time and work through it and reach out to the community when you run into any issues. By the way, I laughed out loud when you showed us the shoes you were wearing during the install...

Tools for the job that you now have forever... $500+
Pfadt Suspension parts.... $600-$700ish
Telling your dealer to go screw on the $370 alignment... -$370
Wearing fancy work shoes, a coal miners lights, and then showing you wearing both to the entire C5 community while lowering your ride.... priceless.....
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:27 AM   #110
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what do you want it to say?
I was gonna say updated with vid....... but I guess it's fine......

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Hey, I looked under my L99 and could not find any roofing paper nails with green hats.

Was wanting to remove them for weight savings! Help
lmao,,,,,,, I figured there would be a bunch who caught that.

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At the 13 min video from all the movement.

Just kidding!


Overall, great vid! This will help out a lot of people when they do it and hopefully encourages them to do this themselves! Also, even for a 14min vid, it was actually fun to watch. I've tried watching 2min vids that I couldn't finish because they were boring to watch. Great job and the car looks great too!
Thank you. I wanted it to get more of the install but I kept forgetting to grab the camera.

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PQ, great video and a great example of what you can do if you just take your time and work through it and reach out to the community when you run into any issues. By the way, I laughed out loud when you showed us the shoes you were wearing during the install...

Tools for the job that you now have forever... $500+
Pfadt Suspension parts.... $600-$700ish
Telling your dealer to go screw on the $370 alignment... -$370
Wearing fancy work shoes, a coal miners lights, and then showing you wearing both to the entire C5 community while lowering your ride.... priceless.....
Bonnie said I was an idiot. lol
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Thank you. I wanted it to get more of the install but I kept forgetting to grab the camera.
next time you can either ground the kid and make him hold the camera for punishment, or you can pay him!
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:33 AM   #112
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garcia-reunion.com needs some better server hosting! Taking forever to download! I'll be doing the swaybar soon enough, so I'm interested in seeing how easy/hard it is
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:47 AM   #113
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next time you can either ground the kid and make him hold the camera for punishment, or you can pay him!
I can do that. lol

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Sorry but the sway bar install is not really on there. Mainly just the springs. The sway bars, especially the rear, are as simple 'bolt on' as you can get. It was getting the front one out that was a bitch.
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:15 PM   #114
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Hey PQ what are your impressions about ride quality/stiffness with Stock/Pfadt
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:24 PM   #115
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Hey PQ what are your impressions about ride quality/stiffness with Stock/Pfadt
Oh, ya. I forgot. My impression is .



I realisticly thought it would make an almost unnoticeable difference. No way. It makes a huge difference. The ride is noticeably stiffer/bumpier but not too bad. The cornering is amazing. I can't believe what a difference it made. When I was installing them I was thinking "How can this possibly make that much difference?"

Well it does. No body roll hardly at all.
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Great job, I thought the sways would present more of a problem with limited clearance on stands.

It's like she now glides through the corners on rails. One of the best performance mods I have done yet?

Just don't try anything with a full cup of coffee in the car!

What setting did you install the sways at, middle?
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:41 PM   #117
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Great job, I thought the sways would present more of a problem with limited clearance on stands.

It's like she now glides through the corners on rails. One of the best performance mods I have done yet?

Just don't try anything with a full cup of coffee in the car!

What setting did you install the sways at, middle?
Yup. Middle. I didn't know where to put it so I went middle.

What's stiffer outside, middle or inside?
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I think inside is stiffest position. I am running Frt/middle, rear/inside. They say stiffer rear helps with understeer. I think a stiffer rear on my girls is always welcome!

Hey, I really like the Teddy Bear wheels you are thinking about in the USW post!

I had a bad experience with those guys & would never recommend them.
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nice vid. also enjoyed "some jackass in a charger came by reving his engine" LOL
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Ok. Can't really see the difference. I guess because the befores were taken on a sunny day and the black makes it hard to see the gap but here you go for now. It's true, pics don't do this drop justice at all. Perfect drop in my opinion.


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Old 02-06-2010, 08:04 PM   #121
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Nicely done my man!

Looks great!
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Old 02-07-2010, 02:27 PM   #122
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Looks great. Makes me kinda wish I'd bought black instead of silver!
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Ok. Can't really see the difference. I guess because the befores were taken on a sunny day and the black makes it hard to see the gap but here you go for now. It's true, pics don't do this drop justice at all. Perfect drop in my opinion.


I can tell the difference in the pics; especially in the rear. Looks good and in my opinion better!

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It does look better...nice job PQ video and all!
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Nice *entertaining* thread PQ!

Glad the package was as I described, and to see the results!

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