11:42 on Tuesday. Just got home about 15 mins ago having completed the spring install. Amazingly it went relatively easily. We attached the left and right control arms to both housing assemblies and had the front finished in three hours or so. The rear was a bit tricky. Had to drop the shock and use two jacks: one to raise the entire ear portion of the car and the other to raist the control arm. Ultimately, we ended up cutting the OEM spring (would not recommed this procedure as it tends to shoot out uncontrollably and can maim the unweary) and allowed it to dislodge on its own. Used a spring compressor to get the B&Gs mounted and I'd estimate that process took about 2 hours per axle.
Initial impressions: I'm looking at slightly less than a two-finger gap in the front and a bit more (around 2 fingers) in the rear. I expected the rear to sit lower than the front, as appears to often be the case with most springs, and it may still end up being so once the springs settle. However, I believe having the rear jacked up for most of the day redistrubted more of the car's weight to the front and allowed it to drop quickly. Whatever the case may be, I love the look. No regrets there.
As far as the driving experience is concerned, I expected the ride to be much harsher. I have 265-30-20s on 20x9 rims and really felt the stiffness on OEM springs. In fact, when the car was standing still the wheels were rather difficult to turn. I was amazed at how fluid the steering became after installing the B&Gs- almost too loose at slow speeds...maybe a tad unresponsive. However, the car does need to be aligned and my buddy noticed the bushings on the front anti-sway bar were worn. Not sure if that comes into play or not...
At higher speeds the car seems to sit down nicely and the steering is truly amazing. Very responsive with just the right amount of feedback and resistance. I love it.
The plan for tomorrow is to finally go into work after a 6-day hiatus and do some financial modeling (yay!) and then hit the car wash. Once my baby is cleaned and buffed I will take some pics and post them, weather permitting.