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GhostRider08 07-02-2014 07:45 PM

installing new shocks, struts, springs and sway bars ?
 
Took the day off tomorrow from work to have new Bilstein 4600 HD shocks and struts, SRT springs and SRT front and rear sway bars installed. Any thing I should be concerned about?

jtodaro 07-09-2014 03:53 PM

Re: installing new shocks, struts, springs and sway bars ?
 
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Originally Posted by GhostRider08 (Post 1045949)
Took the day off tomorrow from work to have new Bilstein 4600 HD shocks and struts, SRT springs and SRT front and rear sway bars installed. Any thing I should be concerned about?

Front strut clevis forks and the bolt that goes through it's bushing. Sometimes they seize up in the bushing and are a bitch. And, if it does, don't let the stealership tell you that you have to replace the whole lower control arm. The bushing can be pressed in and is available from Moog.

paroxysym 07-30-2014 12:26 PM

Re: installing new shocks, struts, springs and sway bars ?
 
do you have any measurements of the rear with the SRT springs and the bilstein HDs?

GhostRider08 07-31-2014 06:39 PM

Re: installing new shocks, struts, springs and sway bars ?
 
The height in the front stayed the same, I lost a half inch in height in the rear switching to the bilstein shocks and SRT springs. I have 265/70 on MOAB wheels.

paroxysym 08-01-2014 06:50 AM

Re: installing new shocks, struts, springs and sway bars ?
 
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Originally Posted by GhostRider08 (Post 1060099)
The height in the front stayed the same, I lost a half inch in height in the rear switching to the bilstein shocks and SRT springs. I have 265/70 on MOAB wheels.

any pics?! 32x11 at stock height? love to see this

GhostRider08 08-01-2014 09:12 AM

Re: installing new shocks, struts, springs and sway bars ?
 
i'll post some before and after pics later tonight or tomorrow morning.

paroxysym 08-01-2014 10:01 AM

Re: installing new shocks, struts, springs and sway bars ?
 
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Originally Posted by GhostRider08 (Post 1060383)
i'll post some before and after pics later tonight or tomorrow morning.

thank you:thumbsup:

GhostRider08 08-01-2014 08:59 PM

Re: installing new shocks, struts, springs and sway bars ?
 
Just got home from happy hour, so I`'ll post pics tomorrow.

GhostRider08 08-02-2014 09:02 AM

Re: installing new shocks, struts, springs and sway bars ?
 
here are the before pics. the last pic shows the amount of space between the Upper Control Arm bolt and tire. I have BORA 1 inch spaces to give some clearance.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9...ps4e32d193.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9...ps53a918ed.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9...ps08c77148.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9...ps6a71f29c.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9...ps68871176.jpg

paroxysym 08-02-2014 01:42 PM

Re: installing new shocks, struts, springs and sway bars ?
 
Dude that looks awesome. How's the ride?

GhostRider08 08-02-2014 03:10 PM

Re: installing new shocks, struts, springs and sway bars ?
 
With the new SRT springs, Bilstein 4600 shocks and struts, and SRT sway bars, the ride feels the same to me. This is my daily driver, going up and down the highway to work. I don`t and have no plans to do any off roading, so I saw no need for a lift. However, there is a HUGE difference when taking turns. The feeling of the body rolling is almost gone.

2Sh3a 08-03-2014 03:13 PM

Re: installing new shocks, struts, springs and sway bars ?
 
I'm about to do this as well. Any tips for me?


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