As promised above, I finally...
installed my R-Design suspension and H&R springs. Well mostly... I still need to put in the rear shocks when I can get on the lift at the Army Crafts Shop and actually work some muscle into those bolts.
I enlisted the garage of a friend of mine to use for the install, which was clutch, and packed the car and went. He has absolutely zero tools (minus a screwdriver and hammer) and zero mechanical aptitude. I was on my own.
Two days later, I brought the car home back in one piece. It was a bit of an ordeal, mostly because 1) I've never done this before, and 2) I ran into a few snags along the way. The tie rod on the driver's side was fused, and I had to leave the car in my buddy's garage for two nights until the new one arrived.
It was a bit of a mess with the rusted bolts and the strut/knuckle, but I figured it all out and got it all together again.
DIY write up posted in this thread: https://forums.swedespeed.com/showth...llation-Thread
Here are a few shots of the results below.
I had to take the spacers off for now since the rear tire would not fit nicely as it is too tall at the 235/45 size and rubs the fender liner with the 15 mm spacer installed.
Prior to install and with 10 mm Eibach front/15 mm H&R rear spacers:
After install and with no spacers installed:
The ride is firm, but not too firm, and it definitely feels more planted on the road and less roll is evident on the corners. It was worth the effort.