Eibach springs in the home garage?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:17 pm
Hey all,

I want to buy the Eibach pro kit and was wondering if any of you changed out your springs at home.

I know that alignment and some other things would need to be done at a shop.
Is it worth $70 to $80 an hour to have a shop do it?

Thanks!!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:08 pm
Yes, it can be done at home. Everything I read says it is not that hard. I was all set to do mine, but it wasn't going to be done until over the winter. I couldn't wait any longer. Knowing I needed an alignment afterwords, I contacted Rodgers Chevrolet and worked out a deal that allowed me to get it done in right then. It was worth it to me, that was one of the only two mods I have not done myself, the other being the window tint.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:40 pm
I found what seems to be a very nice DIY here http://www.planetlsx.com/tech/How_To__I ... Camaro/131
I'm going to tackle this next week with some help from my son and one of his buddies who did a lift kit on his pickup.

This is mod 1 of 4 that I'm doing pretty much at the same time. I'll post as many pics as I can.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:39 am
You can do this in your garage. I did mine with a friend, and it took about 3 hours. It sounds harder than it is. Just be sure to mark your cam washer locations in the rear, and the strut locations in the front. This will help when getting it aligned.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:57 am
Sounds like you've got a build team - good luck, lotsa pictures for anyone else trying this themselves.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:27 pm
Well, I ended up taking down to a friend's house. I drove it up into the garage and he pretty much took care of the rest. They have air tools and it seemed to make a huge difference. Here are the results.
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Looks AWESOME love the lowered look. Can't beat the help of friends when it comes to do working on the Camaro.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:43 pm
They are making a "clunky" sound at the slightest bump. Is that normal until they find the sweet spot?
The stealership charged mt $247 for the alignment too. :oops:
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:49 pm
The sound could be the spring rubbing on the lower holding cup. Take a look and see if you see it rubbing. Another option is take it back to your stealership who did the install and tell them something is wrong and they need to take a look. That is HIGHWAY robbery for an alignment.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:41 am
where did you buy these springs at, and how much did they cost you?
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