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Old 04-13-2017, 08:17 AM
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maxcichon and I will be replacing all shocks on our 2 roadsters Sat Apr 23 at my place.
Anyone else want to do same is invited.
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:43 AM
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What is a "Pondo"?

I'm not too sure I want to go there.......
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:52 AM
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are you kidding ? pondo is my Ponderosa ( but Little Joe won't be here )
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:54 AM
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are you kidding ? pondo is my Ponderosa ( but Little Joe won't be here )
Joe said, in the other post, that he WILL be there!
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:51 AM
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I just looked at AutoZone for the KYB shocks.

$93. Each. Sheeeeesh!
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:58 AM
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I just looked at AutoZone for the KYB shocks.

$93. Each. Sheeeeesh!
Is that what they call 'shock sticker shock'.
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Old 04-14-2017, 09:04 AM
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punny Dave.
So, with the $40 rebate, we got 'em from the Rock for $43.25 each, less than half price of AutoZone ! ( and didn't even have to leave the farm )

BTW, got my 12mm rod end inserts in yesterday, will be swapping them out on the DIY camber links too.

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I want to know if the camber links are going to be an easy install. Last alignment, looking at it, I'm going to have to do the adjustables.

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Old 04-21-2017, 06:16 AM
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Yes, fairly easy.
Make sure you get some of those 12 mm inserts from Iron Rock Off Road, and lube everything up good with a good suspension grease or white lithium (inserts inside and outside, poly bushings inside and outside. )
You will need : floor jack, jack stands, 2 18 mm wrenches/sockets and a T55 male Torx.
Assembly the DIY's to the same length as the removed links.
I use an air ratchet after the bolts were loosened and it saves a lot of time.
Remove the outer bolt first ( the T55 one ), when it is loose, you can put the box end of the 18 mm wrench on the nut above the one you are removing and pry out to relieve the load when extracting the bolt.
Once done, take it in for a good laser alignment.

When I replaced the inserts last weekend with the 12 mm ones it took me 2 hours total working alone, but then that made 4 times I have done it.
( my car twice, once on a 2005 coupe and once on another 2005 roadster )
Nothing like experience.

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When I replaced the inserts last weekend with the 12 mm ones it took me 2 hours total working alone, but then that made 4 times I have done it.
( my car twice, once on a 2005 coupe and once on another 2005 roadster )
Nothing like experience.
So, if you did it in 2 hr's. That means I should be able to do it in 5 or 6 hr's. an 1 box of Band-Aids.
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Don't forget to stock up on beer.
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punny Dave.
So, with the $40 rebate, we got 'em from the Rock for $43.25 each, less than half price of AutoZone ! ( and didn't even have to leave the farm )

BTW, got my 12mm rod end inserts in yesterday, will be swapping them out on the DIY camber links too.
Why are you installing new "12mm rod end inserts"? Was there a problem w/ Speedway parts? Thanks.
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Old 04-24-2017, 06:13 AM
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The inserts in the Speedway ends are 1/2 ", about 1/32" larger than 12 mm.
The bolt sizes are for the OEM 12 mm sleeves, therefore the Speedway inserts leave some room for movement ( rattling ).
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Thank you. I have very few miles on the new parts so far. Is some rotational movement/wear to be expected w/up & down wheel movement?
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:25 AM
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There is a very little bit of up and down movement, wear should not be an issue if you lube them up good prior to installation.
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