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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:12 pm
Still a fair amount of body roll
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:46 am
Looks like a cool place to play
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:48 pm
So how do you like the subframe inserts? What was the install like? Can I do it in my garage with basic tools?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:12 pm
jjjaroscak wrote:So how do you like the subframe inserts? What was the install like? Can I do it in my garage with basic tools?


subframe inserts are easy to install in your garage with basic tools. I found using an air impact gun with the pointed bit makes getting the metal hats off the stock bushing easier, but others swear by the 2 hammer method.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:08 am
Definitely no air gun, and currently only own 1 hammer. But this is doable just on jack stands?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:19 pm
Yes, You can do this while on jack stands. One hammer and a crowbar will help to pop those caps off. The one problem spot I had was after doing the front inserts, the instructions say reinstall the front and just loosly fasten the nut. NP there. Then drop the rear off the craddle and install the inserts. NP there either. However, this is where it got interesting, now that the rear is off the alignement posts, it was not an easy job to jack it back up into place. The rear craddle had shifted rearward maybe 1/2" I ended up having my son on the jack and his buddy on a crowbar, while oI was on the other side with a crow bar. On 3 we pryed the craddle forward while my son jacked it back into place.

If doing it again, I would try dropping one rear corner at a time to keep it hopefully lined up better.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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