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Old 10-04-2019, 12:11 PM
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Easy come easy go. Suspension is approx $1200 in parts plus shocks and struts. three day DIY
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Easy come easy go. Suspension is approx $1200 in parts plus shocks and struts. three day DIY
Just did the Lemforder 20 piece kit from FCP. It was ~$850. A hint: Put everything in your cart and wait for an evening. They may just ask you to complete the order with a 5% coupon. That's not a lot, of course, but anything helps.
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Old 10-04-2019, 07:57 PM
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It is the only way to do it right. I think on the 4.6 and 4.8 the life span is 60-80 k on most of the parts in this kit.
My front torsion arms went at 40k
Rear 62k
Too many hard jumps at stop lights!
Fuel pumps are a 60 k item or 12 years which ever comes first!
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Former Garage Stable Highlights
2004 325XiT Sport
1973 De Tomaso Pantera, L Model
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 4 sp Alpine White
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 4 sp GoManGo Green
1971 Dart Sport, “Dart Light” package
1969 Road Runner 383
1968 Ply Barracuda 340S FB Sea-foam Green
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Old 10-04-2019, 08:10 PM
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Fuel pumps should last 4000-5000 hours with E10. (3000-4000 with pure gas and 5000-6000 with E20). You'd have to drive mostly city miles to wear out a pump in 60k.
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:15 PM
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Just did the Lemforder 20 piece kit from FCP. It was ~$850. A hint: Put everything in your cart and wait for an evening. They may just ask you to complete the order with a 5% coupon. That's not a lot, of course, but anything helps.
I did the exact same! I think my order was bigger, saved like $100.

Even used them for some brake upgrades, but alas CA now charges tax on top

Right now I'm contemplating how I should R&R the rear lower swing arm bushings fix my camber.

Arm on car... or arm off car.
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:19 PM
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Brake fluid flush and reset the fluid age counter on the SIA. The clock indicator on the SIA pops up every 716 days, like clockwork. Because, well, it IS clockwork. :-)
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Old 10-04-2019, 11:05 PM
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I did the exact same! I think my order was bigger, saved like $100.



Even used them for some brake upgrades, but alas CA now charges tax on top



Right now I'm contemplating how I should R&R the rear lower swing arm bushings fix my camber.



Arm on car... or arm off car.


Depends on the tool used to push the bush.


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I did the exact same! I think my order was bigger, saved like $100.

Even used them for some brake upgrades, but alas CA now charges tax on top

Right now I'm contemplating how I should R&R the rear lower swing arm bushings fix my camber.

Arm on car... or arm off car.
Took mine off when I did it. Took them to a machine shop with a press. The bushings have to compressed before they are pressed in. If you have a press you can do it yourself. You'll need hose clamps to compress the bushing, then you can press it in.
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Old 10-05-2019, 08:42 AM
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replaced my transfer case and front drive shaft...$2600 $2000 parts and $600 labor

runs great shifts smooth
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Installed the correct new wheel speed sensors to the rear, fixed the arm rest to the passenger door card and removed the door windshield residue with a caramel wheel....

So... decided to give the car a good wash and start the cleanup process after it sitting for a long long time.... and discovered that there is no slide to the cup holder... hadn't noticed it when I bought it...

My indy is doing the Xdrive next weekend, so all it leaves is figuring out why I can't lock it ever since the battery went low and the sunroof rattle...
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