> I have purchased the parts to completely renew the front end and front
> brakes (including a new steering rack, shocks, springs, brakes, bushings,
> ball joints, etc). I've never done front suspension work before
> and am a
> little leery of digging into it given how long it took me to do
> the rear.
> Would you say the front end is more difficult/challenging than the rear?
Greg, I've never actually done the front end on a TR6, but it's similar
enough to a TR3 that I feel qualified to comment. IMO it's way simpler than
the IRS rear. If you have the right tools on hand and don't take time to
paint/powdercoat the parts, you can probably do it all in a long weekend.
Just tell your family you're going to the racetrack and then sneak into the
You'll likely want a "pinch type" tie rod end separator and an LBC-type
spring compressor is an absolute must (although I made mine from parts found
at Home Depot). You'll also need a tool to compress the rack bushings ... I
was able to make do by reversing the legs of a carpenter's wood clamp (Ok,
I've done some work on a TR6 <g>)
I'm sure others will know of more "must have" tools.