For install we did it in the garage, for us it took much longer than expected because we didn’t loosen some of the bolts of the lower control arm. Once we had one side done we moved more rapidly. The rears were much quicker. With the use of aftermarket shocks it made it a bit longer but it was worth it for peace of mind.
I gave it about a week then brought it to a shop to ensure all the work was done well and everything was tightened. Cost $60.
3 weeks after install I got an alignment.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS. My toe was way out of wack and would have led to premature wear.
Downsides: My front right strut makes a bit of noise on occasions. I believe this is due to user error in install, as the left and rears are perfectly silent.
-2 to -3 degrees of camber in the rear. Only ever rubbed on a road trip fully loaded down with 4 dudes and stacked trunk. Then it only ever rubbed on inclines at a steep angle. Left no visible damage on the tire or rear fenders.
It does gravitate towards one side of the road, but this will be fixed when I get camber arms.
Overall I still really enjoy the setup. I think it looks great, it’s reliable, no squatting, and while it has its vices I feel like I achieved more with less.
if you have any questions I’d be happy to share what I can