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Old 08-14-2012, 10:46 AM   #86271
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I don't think anyone could even GIVE that car to me lol would make for a good start to a bonfire though..

I went with the Moog ones as well. Brent and I did them in about 20 min..no alignment necessary. But then again you just lowered it so I'm assuming that's why you need the alignment
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:47 AM   #86272
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Didja lose a lcr? 3 suspension jobs on my '03... I hate that damn bolt.



I've had three ford endlinks bust on me. Replaced them with Moog and kept them greased and had zero issues for 100k miles.

I am hard on my suspension though.
Not sure what LCR is...the endlinks were the only things that broke...besides my seized lugnuts.

Second lowered car, first one i've done myself...we'll see if anything else breaks
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:55 AM   #86273
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But then again you just lowered it so I'm assuming that's why you need the alignment
This. And i just dont have the tools at the apartment to do the end link install myself.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:58 AM   #86274
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sway bar end links are 2-bolts (12mm?) on each side....all you do is remove wheel and remove endlink/install new.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:59 AM   #86275
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Ahh so the alignment was unrelated to the end links. The endlinks require basic hand tools and a jack, that's it? So you don't have any tools?
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:05 AM   #86276
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Kyle & Kevin

what are your thoughts on parting out a bike?

My CBR has 2 junk motors:

Motor 1: Destroyed the head/piston #2
Motor 2: Spun Rod Bearings and Appears to need new bearings/resurfacing to be useful.

The rest of the bike is minty fresh.
Carbs are good operate smoothly,
new stainless brake lines, tires are still good, wheels are good no odd shimmys. nearly new ebay plastics. frame is rust free.

think it's got $2500 worth of part out potential?

I've never parted out a bike before but it seems as though I'd be able to re-coop the $2500 I have into it....

it doesnt really make sense to spend another $5-700 on another motor off ebay (thats supposedly guaranteed to be good.

so my thought is part this bike out, re-coop my funds, then use those funds to buy another running/driving bike.

Thoughts?
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:07 AM   #86277
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Not sure what LCR is...the endlinks were the only things that broke...besides my seized lugnuts.

Second lowered car, first one i've done myself...we'll see if anything else breaks
meant lca. Lower control arm. The lca bolts are infamous for freezing up and ripping up the bushing.

Dreading that when I do my suspension, to the point where I might just try to rent an internal spring compressor and try to get my rear springs out without messing with the bolt.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:11 AM   #86278
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meant lca. Lower control arm. The lca bolts are infamous for freezing up and ripping up the bushing.

Dreading that when I do my suspension, to the point where I might just try to rent an internal spring compressor and try to get my rear springs out without messing with the bolt.
get rear springs out with crowbar and install with crowbar or tie spring shut with clamp and metal string then cut string once installed (thats how we did my buddies a few years ago)
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:16 AM   #86279
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Those are good ideas. Internal compressor rental is free from oreilly's though.

Any of you guys know if a zetec exhaust will mate wite a dura flex at the flange?
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Ahh so the alignment was unrelated to the end links. The endlinks require basic hand tools and a jack, that's it? So you don't have any tools?
ok...i'll re-phrase. i have basic hand tools and a jack...but after the fiasco of installing the suspension i don't want to touch the underside of my car again. someone else can do the shit. i just need it done thursday.
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