I'll take the freaking windshield out myself before I take sheet metal off of that car. The body alignment guide (linked to elsewhere) is helpful, but incomplete.
Having removed, from the blue car:
- LH door
- Trunk lid
- Both fenders
- Head and tail lights
- Rear bumper
- Soft top
(Or, everything except the quarter panels and the RH door)
I'm probably doing it wrong.
I sometimes consider and regret the series of events that have led me to this point.
I can say with some authority that getting everything aligned is a dark art, the secrets of which have been lost to antiquity. Or at least are hidden from me, which is equally likely.
The wheel liners should really come with some sort of quick disconnect feature. Any time you're working on the engine, it is 100 times less (physically) painful if you can straddle the control arm, sit on the tire, and do your thing, rather than bending over the liner the whole time. If everything didn't get so wet and dirty with them removed while driving, I'd just leave them off permanently.
Blue-ish 2006 2.4, Werks stage 1 turbo, Borla cat-back, DDM braces, Spec aluminum flywheel, Spec stage 2 clutch, Werks aluminum radiator, some gauges, RKSport hood, Morimoto FX-Rs, GReddy Profec, Norm's fenders
'07 GXP, RPM Stage 2, Solocatless downpipe, TCE Wilwood 6 piston front brakes, 4-piston rears , Stainless brake lines, slotted/drilled rotors, BC Racing BR coilovers, Performance Autowerks intercooler, DDMWorks CAI, charge pipes and braces
Last edited by raygun; 02-14-2019 at 01:59 PM.