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Old 03-15-2001, 04:19 PM
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Sorry Mickey but,

I know you are new here and, please take this site as what it is, just a tech help forum. What you do with your car is YOUR choice. I changed the whole front end of my car myself and I am a DIY'er. I knew the risks involved but I gathered as much information as I could on the subject, including the factory manuals. It is "doable" and probably took me longer than a pro but, I enjoyed every "painful" minute of it. At the same time, I am not going to "trash" the techs here because they would charge me an arm and a leg for the service. If you think your mechanic charges too much you have the CHOICE to go somewhere else or do it yourself. However, your point is well taken. I KNOW the job CAN be done in less than 3 hours and most people in this forum also knows that. Knowing that, are we going to change anything? I think NOT!
Have a nice drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic, your choice) and relax a bit.
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Old 03-15-2001, 09:38 PM
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Mikey, I agree with your point too, if I could do it myself, and I was willing to fork out the dough for the tool, I would do it.

I do know that some claim it takes 30 mins, some claim it takes an hour and a half.

Yes I did get the Neuspeed (Rebranded H&R) springs. I have not had them installed yet. A Blown tire and lost wheel center cap took spot in line for the job, and the cash I was going to use to have it done.

But I will get it done sooner or later. I'm just going to wait to see what my tech says about what my car needs to have done, so I can allocate for that. I.E. Bushings, trans or motor mounts, Thurst links, etc etc.

Getting my springs installed is something I really want to get done soon, but if I have to get other work done, I'll leave the springs until I can afford to do them. If he says nothing needs ot be done, then The springs will go in. I'll just have to wait and see.

I know he'll find some stuff that is worn and needs to be replaced. I especially want to get the shifter fixed (it rocks back and forth under braking/acceleration, so its either shifter bushings, or transmount or something along those lines.), and I think I might be due for flex discs soon too.

As soon as I have a list of needs replacement now and can be done later, I'll put the list in order of importance, and just go down the list until its all fixed.

Geez its hard to save money when you want to spend every dime on the car. hehe

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