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Old 01-03-2012, 08:10 AM   #74731
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Random question but anyone know anyone on the west side of the state who is a descent mechanic. I need some suspension work done and I usually do it by myself but I don't have a place and it's freezing outside to do it there. Any help is appreciated from a new member, thanks.
I suppose I qualify as a decent mechanic.

I can give you a hand if ya need? I'm in lowell although my GF lives in kentwood near 44th and kalamazoo (which is also near where I work)

I dont have a heated garage or any of that sissy stuff but I have a heavy set of carhartts that keep me warm during winter work.

btw. Aku I found somebody local that can rebuild bilsteins for us and do custom valving. I think we may be able to upgrade to nascar spec internals which would actually be able to handle the spring rates we need to run on the racecar!!!!!!! Hurray!
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:13 AM   #74732
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So what your saying is pull all the suspensions!!!!

Also Josh get that fan tool yet?
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:25 AM   #74733
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So what your saying is pull all the suspensions!!!!

Also Josh get that fan tool yet?
Yup got it and his car is up and running so I have the tools whenever we get back together

am waiting to hear from body shop/insurance (hopefully today) this whole Deer BS is tossing a wrench in my racecar budget plans.

Cannot wait until summer hits and I'm not spending $1500 of every months income on tuition.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:38 AM   #74734
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No tuition reembursement or assist from work?

That stinks.

I wish someone would total my car out in my driveway. That way I would come out ahead. Lol
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:48 AM   #74735
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Forgot my new desktop dilbert calender at home this morning >.< Oh well I have the old one left over from before break so I had a week or so to catch up today.. Will start the new one later.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:55 AM   #74736
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So Svt timing belt assistance anyone? No idea what I'm doing. Almost 88k, getting nervous!!!
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:00 AM   #74737
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Timing belt I had done on my old SVT. I needed a new alt at the time and I just said eff it while your in there just do all the maintenance. was hella expensive though. So don't look at me for timing belt help. clutch I can do though lol
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:02 AM   #74738
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No tuition reembursement or assist from work?

That stinks.

I wish someone would total my car out in my driveway. That way I would come out ahead. Lol
Lets take your focus and get it running just well enough to smash it into my jetta......

nope no tuition re-embursement from GVSU/the state, the amount I make plus my living with my parents mean I dont qualify for any.

I may be able to get assistance from work next year but I wasn't hired full time with my 90 days out of the way quick enough to have that be an option for this year.

I can afford school I'd just prefer to see an extra $375 getting put into my savings each week rather than into my "pay tuition at the end of the month" account.
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Timing belt I had done on my old SVT. I needed a new alt at the time and I just said eff it while your in there just do all the maintenance. was hella expensive though. So don't look at me for timing belt help. clutch I can do though lol
Haha I've heard it sucks. For sure clutch with you this spring. What clutch did you get? I'm either getting the LUK kit or debating a stage one aluminum flywheel kit.



Anyone else out there have experience in timing belt swaps?
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:07 AM   #74740
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I had a spec stg 2 with 12 lb flywheel kit. was like $1000. I had some issues with mine in the form of slippage for 1000miles after install and then it finally out of no where just decided to start gripping hard which to this day confused the hell outta me.

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