i have been busting out a energy suspension master pack out under my 02 WRX wagon and ill say this. not for the faint of heart unless you have or have access to a shop and or huge amounts of tools/free time/and or large amounts of disposable income left over from the mods you didnt buy...some of the bushings are a critical PIA to install( factory front bushing, rear trailing arm removal im pointing at you!) however, the improvements are wonderful and the NVH actually is less overall. Id assume its because my car isnt clunking on shot chassis bushings. but i am down the last package of parts, front lower control arm.
factory service manual says remove the front sub frame. Necessary??? it looks like the arm can be removed without dropping the frame, but if i do what am i going to need to support? i do have access to a(several) alignment racks and proper tools except for the factory bushing presses(read...want badly if i ever have to do this again, probably to friends bug eyes) although i have a much used twenty ton press that has saved my bacon a few times already. any tricks to get that thing out and back in with new parts in say....a hole saturday would be great. and i say a hole day because or my car's tendency to fight back with rusty bolts that laugh at PB Blaster. generally the installs have been going quite smoothly once the old $#@% is out.
ill post some bushing carnage soon as i can. thanks in advance everybody!