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Front Struts/ Rear Shocks?

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    Front Struts/ Rear Shocks?

    I purchased new struts for my Camaro SS and was wondering if its really hard to replace them my self or would it be worth it to have them installed? Ive never done struts and i have read the manual and it seemd a bit tricky? I do know i will need a alighnment afterwards. I called around and the dealer wants $350 for the labor and midas wants $130. Would it be ok if i got midas to do the labor or does it need the attention of the chevy dealer?

    Also i replaced my rear shocks and my car still has a squeek when i drive it, espessially when i drive up my drive way.. what can i do to get rid of the squeek in the rear end?

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    The squeak may be the bushing in the control arms. I would let Midas do the install. Struts are a little tricky when it comes to the coils.

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    hell man easy to do your self...here ya go..........

    http://www.ls1howto.com/index.php?article=6

    very easy to do yourself.

    and i got that damn squeek toooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Just had my Bilsteins on the front installed today, been sitting in the garage for 8 months. Did the rears myself, easy, but by the time I would have F###ed around rented the spring compressor, got the front end aligned----------Just don't have time.
    It was $368.00 out the door with alignment & 4 wheel balance

    BTW - Front end is stiff as a wedding d**k now What a difference!!

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    Thanks guys, I really appreciate all the help. Im going to look into doing the work my self, should be fun.

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    Hey Fellas ,my '99 Formula Sqeeked Like A Mouse On Crack, I Finally Had To Resort To Silicone Spray ,a Couple Of Shots To The Rear Suspension Bushings And No More Squeeks!

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    The squeek you hear is your spring insulators on the rear of the car. They need to be taken off and lubed and the squeek will be gone. I've always had a Camaro or Trans Am since 1982 and they all develop the annoying squeek after a few years. If you know how to take your springs off you can do it yourself. If you let the GM place do it, it will cost around $150

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    yes i agree its not hard, i did mine i went to pepboys for 20 buck they do the swap. but make sure u mark them up so u wont have to go back like i did were the bolts line up in their attachments bottom rack but its easy. good luck

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