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Old 04-14-2004, 11:26 PM
mbtjc mbtjc is offline
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Yeah, one of my big concerns was repeated alignments. While I am doing this, I am thinking about installing either Eibachs or H&Rs so I only have to align it once. I have no idea what an alignment costs in my neck of the woods.

If I only fix what's broke, that leaves the lower control arm bushings, complete upper control arms, sway bar bushings (the ones that go into the control arm), bearing bracket bushings, and all other tie rod ends. That's quite a wad of cash right there. Enough to pay for those springs and then some. I pressed on the bearing bracket bushings and they are still quite pliable. I'd love to do an entire rebuild, but when you're runnin' on a budget, "if it ain't broke don't fix it" may not be such a bad idea....
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