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      05-10-2014, 06:36 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

Trying to decide the best place to have my KW V3s installed.

I'm sure there are good independent shops, but what I was hoping for was feedback on the risks associated with a less then perfect install.

Are they really that difficult to install? I know quite a few forum members have done them on their own, but I'm not that mechanically inclined.

I want to try an Indy shop, but have no prior experience with this particular one.

Thoughts?

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P&L Motorsports is a very trusted shop in Chicago
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Hi guys,

Trying to decide the best place to have my KW V3s installed.

I'm sure there are good independent shops, but what I was hoping for was feedback on the risks associated with a less then perfect install.

Are they really that difficult to install? I know quite a few forum members have done them on their own, but I'm not that mechanically inclined.

I want to try an Indy shop, but have no prior experience with this particular one.

Thoughts?

Joe
The install is straight forward an an Indy shop should be able to handle the install no problem. The rear suspension is a little tedious so just be patient with them and it should be fine.

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make sure the shop or whoever you are going to has a big spring compressor and not one of these



These once will damage and scratch your top hats for the front
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make sure the shop or whoever you are going to has a big spring compressor and not one of these



These once will damage and scratch your top hats for the front
That's a great tip - thank you!
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Any reputable shop using some off the shelf compressor such as that is not a reputable shop ;O)

I can buy those from harbor freight for about $14, and will work about 10-15times before stripping the threads. The Sears brands are only slightly better. A good shop has a floor mounted compressor that looks like a press. Regardless, there are plenty of reputable places in the greater Chicago area
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Preferably one mounted on the wall securely. ^^
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I used one of these, they are really good

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