Big update here.
Worked on the car from 7am till 6pm today. Finished getting all of the tar sound deadening out of the car (YAY). That took me until lunch time.
Then I installed the coilover kit and rolled my fenders. I'm exhausted, but stoked by how it turned out. The back could go down a tiny bit more, but I'm too lazy to mess with it right now
:irritated: :irritated: :irritated:
Pretty stripped out!
I've still got some stuff to do
(removing the door windows and motors, and all the wiring)
Okay, time to start working on the coilover install.
Here is the stock suspension setup.
The install was pretty straight forward,
a bit more involved than my Mustang, but essentially the same thing.
Disconnect upper A-arm, drop links, and sway bar,
and the lower control arm just falls down,
giving you room to remove the assembly.
Pop in the new assembly and button everything back up!
Here is one of the rears, in case anyone is interested. Pretty similar to the front.
Now, since I'm running a really wide offset,
I've got to roll my fenders or else the lip (shown below)
will chew the crap out of my tires.
Attach the 'ole fender roller and go to work.
I used a heat gun to heat up the paint before bending it.
No cracks or chips in the paint that way.
Here is how it looks after rolling the fenders.
Notice the lip is curled up nice and snug.
Pfew, that was a crapload of work. I didn't feel like doing it, but I threw my Drivers' seat back in the car (with 1 bolt), and drove to a parking lot to snap off a few pics of the car. Like I said, I think the rear could go down a little, but honestly, aesthetics don't mean as much to me as performance.
I'm going to get the car professionally aligned & corner balanced, so the ride height will change (up or down I'm not sure).
Filthy car! Will wash it tomorrow