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Old 08-23-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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Default suspension swap !!PIC HEAVY!!

Hey TCG. i finally got my pics up of the suspension swap. this was something that should have been done right from the start. this is how the car should have handled from the factory. well on to the pics. lets hear some feedback, good or bad, let me know what you think.

*up on stands*

*factory set-up*

*BFH persuassion*

*half way disassembled on one side*

*to be dismantled, reusing springs*

*tubular trailing arm comparision: BMR arm to Stock*

*one strut apart, 3 to go*

*new strut done*

*lateral arm comparision: BMR to Stock*

*dropped rear crossmember to access lateral arm bolts*

*all three arms installed*

*rear swaybar being finessed in*

*strut installed*

*endlinks installed*

*half done with rear*

*rear done*

*completed close-up*

*front stock*

*heating up some bolts*

*strut out to swap springs*

*new bearings, GMPP swaybar, and 2003 LCA's installed*

*TPR endlinks installed*

*front struts back from NAPA, now installed*

*front now completed*


BIG thanks to my friend Greg. he did the install for me.
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:41 PM   #2
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looks great! thats gotta feel quite nice to drive now. whyd you stay w/ the stock springs tho?
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:49 PM   #3
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looks great! thats gotta feel quite nice to drive now. whyd you stay w/ the stock springs tho?
the ride is great. i didnt want to lower the car at all so i kept the stockers to keep the ride height. but after 2 weeks of driving, i think im about to change my mind on that one.
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are there any springs you can get that dont lower the car? thats what i did on mine, but i dont know what kinda options you have for your car
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Nice dude! Looks like a lot of work!
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:20 PM   #7
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are there any springs you can get that dont lower the car? thats what i did on mine, but i dont know what kinda options you have for your car
i dont think there is. at least not that i found. the only thing i was gonna do was swap for gxp springs. i believe they are a bit stiffer then the gtp springs.

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Nice dude! Looks like a lot of work!

it definately was a lot of work. the rear took about 7 hours. and the front took about 10. the front wouldn't of been to bad, but we ran into a few problems along the way. the right bearing was seased to the axle, spring compressor broke so we had to take the front struts to NAPA, had to make a couple tool runs. the front was a big headache.
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Lowered cars usually look better anyways. Just get some springs that lower it an inch.
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Looks cool. I'm planning on doing te rear BMR swap soon as well.
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looks good. now on to brake upgrades!
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looks good. now on to brake upgrades!
Cross drilled and slotted are cheap on EBAY
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after i get a couple issues fixed, brakes are the next thing im going to focus on. i am trying to get a wilwood setup. i want to do a four piston caliper in the front, and a two piston in the rear. its just a matter of taking measurements, and getting the right parts. but i will find away reguardless of cost.
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