Roll Center and Bumpsteer Correction Kit

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    Looking at the Steeda kit. I ordered most things last night for my suspension and looking to finish tonight or tomorrow. Is this kit worth it, or leave it alone?

    BMR SP083s (Newest verision 7/8" front drop I imagine as it shipped from BMR from CJ Pony Parts)
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    FP Track Sway bar on front, going with stock GT or GTPP rear bar

    Back road corner carver and car is a "Driver" but not a daily driver
     
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    Yes, the kit is worth it with your planned 7/8” front drop. Just the steering benefits alone, on a lowered car, make the juice worth the squeeze.
     
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    Appreciate the response. Is the install pretty easy? I've heard just getting the balljoint out is a little tricky but i'll get it. Should I let the springs settle then install? So the alignment is totally out of whack while i'm letting them settle?
     
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    Having just removed them to get additional camber for track use, I have to say I don't feel a noticeable degradation in feel. That may partially be due to the stiffer overall setup I have now vs last year and before. The arms narrow the track width ~0.2" on each side due to the height of the ball joint and fixed arm length, which limits the max camber. This also means that if you just go and install them, you'll have a ton of toe out. Definitely do not do them without a plan for alignment after.
     
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    Getting the balljoints out was intense...many serious swings with a big sledge. Everything else is straight-forward, and you can see photos of the bump steer washer setup on this forum.

    I would install all at once. Installing all the bits all together requires only one alignment at the expense of a very minor change in alignment specs once the springs settle.
     
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    Sounds like some fun with the sledge. Isn't there a tool for ball-joint removal?

    I was just going to install everything besides the springs, drive a little bit, then install the kit, and go directly to alignment after that. Is this even a better solution, or just completely disregard the settling springs worries?
     
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    It's not bad with the sledge to be honest. Just get the jack under the tension link and provide a little upwards force there while you hit it. Also tap the spindle right where the ball joint is a few times to loosen it up.

    You should do all of it at once and adjust the tie rods so that you're close on front toe visually, so that it's not evil to drive to the alignment shop, nor creates significant wear on the insides of the tires in even that few miles.
     
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    I've heard enough and ordered the kit! Just so anyone interested in the kit is aware, it does take 2 weeks, didn't know until after I ordered. Very excited to install all of my parts, just waiting on this kit, the bump stops, and the vertical links to arrive!
     
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    One side is always easy (drops out after a couple of hits).... the other is a bitch in my experience...
    Fitted full suspension change this weekend, Ridetech Coilovers, Vorshlag camber plates & Bumpsteer kit - drop links, sway bars Front and rear a few weeks ago..
    Ready for corner weighting and alignment tomorrow.
     
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    Yes! I need to know how it is after you get some drive time.
     
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    There isn't any power tool route for getting the ball joints out right? Like a chisel? I work for Hilti, just making sure lol
     
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    https://www.harborfreight.com/3-4-quarter-inch-forged-ball-joint-separator-99849.html

    This tool is pretty cheap and works great at getting the tie rods out.

    For the lateral and tension links, you'd need this:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0819Y6NHQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Made the installation of my extended ball joints and new tension links a breeze.
     
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