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Old 02-20-2012, 08:33 PM   #1  
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I just ordered the Ford Racing K springs, GT500 tophats and Max. Motorsports adj. panhard bar...I wanted to have it installed by Ford to keep any complaints down on warranty work. Anyone had this done at the dealer? Any ideas on price? Thanks.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:55 PM   #2  
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I did my suspension at home. I'd expect the dealer to bend you over. Guessing $400-$600 from most stealerships. FWIW, that swaybar shouldn't take you more than 30 minutes to install with basic hand tools.
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sway bar?

I was just gonna have them do an alignment cause I heard the panhard bar would need to be adjusted after it's lowered....never lowered a car with one of those before
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Honestly, I wouldn't recommend a spring swap for a beginner, but it's not a difficult install. I would recommend getting an outside spring compressor though. Good call on the panhard bar. That's an easier install.

The adj. panhard bar simply allows you to center the axle under the chassis. Remember, the solid rear axle actually moves in a small arch, so lowering the car can shift the axle to one side. Your new panhard bar fixes that.
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If you have an air compressor I would say do it yourself.

I had a mechanic friend of mine help me with my install....did it at my house without any air tools.

Was harder and took longer , but all it cost me was a case of beer and lunch for him
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I meant panhard bar. Typing faster than thinking fail.
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I just did mine in about 3 hours in my garage with basic handtools. I've done it on a few cars before though.
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.I wanted to have it installed by Ford to keep any complaints down on warranty work.

I am fully familiar with installing springs and tophats. I've done it many times on many different cars, I was just looking for a ballpark estimate from a stealership if anyone had done it before.
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I am fully familiar with installing springs and tophats. I've done it many times on many different cars, I was just looking for a ballpark estimate from a stealership if anyone had done it before.
I was quoted in the neighborhood of $500 by my local dealership to install my shocks and K springs. Decided to do it myself.
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I had my FRPP shocks and struts, springs installed at CDC for $250..it's half the price I quoted from the stealership for $ 550.
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