So my EX is overdue for some serious love since it's rested most of the winter... and although I bought some items already I'm thinking I want someone who knows this rig better than I do to look it over. The primary purpose of this Ex the past 2 years (I bought it with 89k in April 2010) has been to tow my race car around (Portland, Spokane, Seattle, etc). It's seen a good 6k of this and yeah it needs someone good fix it.
Parts already bought:
* Hellwig Rear Sway Bar
* Rancho Front Steering Stabilizer
* ProComp Shocks all around
* Airbags for the rear (Airlift)
* Airlift in-cabin compressor kit
Items that need inspected
* Balljoints feel toast
* Tie Rods / entire front suspension
* One or more of the tires needs rebalanced
* ABS light comes on intermittently (Coil on plug?)
So what recommendations do you guys have? Anyone eager to earn a few spare dollars on a weekend? I do have access to a pretty big shop with tools (minus the lift part) but I just haven't had much time nor desire since I primarily work on german sports cars.
Thanks all for the warm welcome (kidding!). Well I just dropped my trailer off earlier this week at Torklift in kent for some TLC before race season starts... now it's time to find a location for the excursion.
I'm now thinking a full exhaust replacement is on the list after looking underneath again... it's really brittle now...
Well since your near me, my brother worked for performance exhaust in Pacific Performance Exhaust
1087 Valentine Avenue Southeast Pacific, WA 98047
They do some great work and might be able to work a deal.
No problem. There is also a place called Pro exhaust in north auburn but those guys, even though they do a quality job, can be spendy and i have noticed a slight skunky weed smell coming from there a few times. I wouldn't go there unless i had too and they had a good price.
Well - the parts have been installed (torklift in Kent) as of Monday. Amazing ride quality change already... and man I can actually drive straight!
Friday it gets dropped off for ball joints, overall inspection of a few other front end parts and of course the alignment. I'm going to then talk to Pacific Pro Exhaust (called them saturday but they must not have been in) about making something for the Ex.
No problem. I don't know the working hours there so they may have been closed or something. I was looking into having a hitch put on through TorkLift but their too expensive. I will probably go to U-haul and do it. My work uses TorkLift for hitches and stuff.