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Old 01-06-2006, 06:07 PM
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Hey, I'll be goin' down to Steve's tomorrow, possibly with Brit co-driving, so if anyone wants to come down and hang out for awhile and talk MINI tuning or whatever, I'd appreciate your company!

Pertinent info here: http://www.stevesautoclinic.com
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Old 01-06-2006, 06:46 PM
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Old 01-06-2006, 07:49 PM
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An alignment, but I always hang at Steve's for a long time when I go down there. There are always good peeps to chill with.
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Old 01-06-2006, 07:56 PM
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I wonder how much steve charges to install a rear sway bar? I might have to venture down from san luis obispo next saturday
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:02 PM
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I wonder how much steve charges to install a rear sway bar? I might have to venture down from san luis obispo next saturday
I donno, but Steve's is always way cheaper than you would expect. Swaybar install is easy as pie when you have a lift!
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:09 PM
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If I only had a lift . How hard do you think it is to do with some jackstands?

I think I'm also throwing around the idea of some h-sport spings too... not really sure if I wanna do it all in one shot. but if it would be cheaper as far as installation wise I may go for it

Does he offer any discounts for us poor NAM/Mu people
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:12 PM
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not really much to discount at steves, hes good people =D
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:14 PM
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If I only had a lift . How hard do you think it is to do with some jackstands?

I think I'm also throwing around the idea of some h-sport spings too... not really sure if I wanna do it all in one shot. but if it would be cheaper as far as installation wise I may go for it

Does he offer any discounts for us poor NAM/Mu people
Call him up at 818-891-6109 and tell him Ivan sent you. He'll hook you up, I'm sure.
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:15 PM
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BTW, Lester and I installed my swaybar in an evening. It's not especially hard, it's just time consuming.
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:22 PM
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So should I call steve or try and give it a go? I have the H-sport comp sway bar. And I'm waiting on the M7 USS. Thinking that a set of springs would make the car TITS! Course if I do that I need to do caster camber plates. SIGH!

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Old 01-06-2006, 08:43 PM
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So should I call steve or try and give it a go? I have the H-sport comp sway bar. And I'm waiting on the M7 USS. Thinking that a set of springs would make the car TITS! Course if I do that I need to do caster camber plates. SIGH!

I want a set of irelands...
Depends on how much time and aggrivation you wanna go through, really. To install a swaybar:
  • Lift the rear of the car onto jack stands.
  • Remove both wheels.
  • Remove one damper/spring assembly by removing the bottom bolt that connects it to the trailing arm/hub assembly and the two top bolts that connect it to the unibody.
  • Disconnect the end-links from the stock swaybar.
  • Remove the swaybar hinge/bushing assemblies that hold it to the unibody on both sides.
  • Remove four bolts that hold the subframe to the unibody.
  • Using a pry bar, pry down the subframe so that you have enough clearance and slide the swaybar aft (so that it clears the damper/spring assembly on the other side) and out through the side that you removed the damper/spring assembly from, being careful not to snag the wiring harness that is routed down the centerline of the car. This part will likely take two people to complete, one to pry the subframe down and the other to remove the swaybar.
  • Install the new swaybar in the reverse order of the above directions.
  • Note: When reinstalling the rear subframe, be sure to align it properly using the alignment holes on the subframe and unibody.
  • Get an alignment, since you may have altered the alignment of the subframe to the unibody.
Camber plates and springs are a bit more difficult, as you have to deal with removing the top nut on each, and the front driver-side damper/spring assembly is a pain in the ass to remove and reinstall.

Or just call Steve's and be amazed at how cheap it costs to have him do it for you.
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Old 01-06-2006, 09:15 PM
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What time are you planning on being there Ivan? I might be able to stop by........especially if he is going to install a swaybar. I kinda want to do this myself so I really want to see someone who knows what there doing do it first. I learn by watching.
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Old 01-06-2006, 09:19 PM
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What time are you planning on being there Ivan? I might be able to stop by........especially if he is going to install a swaybar. I kinda want to do this myself so I really want to see someone who knows what there doing do it first. I learn by watching.
I'll most likely be there from 8am to early afternoonish, depending on how busy he is and how many people are there chillin'. I'll PM you my number and you can call me up before you come by and I'll let you know how it's goin'. Dunno if he'll be installing a swaybar though, as flynhawaiian said he might go next weekend!
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Old 01-06-2006, 09:22 PM
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Alright, I'll probally stop by.
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Old 01-06-2006, 10:18 PM
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gotta party tonite yo...
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