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Old 08-30-2006, 10:24 AM
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question for randy..

For the control arm kit (control arms, thrust arms, and tie rod ends) can the remove/install be done on ramps, as you mentioned, without removing the wheels?

Originally Posted by Hotswimmer
10) NOW we're going to tighten the bushing bolts on the thrust arms. The car needs to be LEVEL and SITTING ON ITS TIRES up on blocks or ramps, about 8 inches off the ground in front AND back. The car needs to be at spec ride height before you torque down the bolts.
I'm thinking of just driving the car up on the ramps that I have (used for the frequent oil changes that I'm condemned to) and removing the control arms and just replacing them. The thing that gets me is the final torque. After hand tightening them, I would need to roll the car off of the ramp!? get it level THEN torque? How difficult is it to get to the bushing bolts, with the car sitting on the floor, using a tq wrench?
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