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Old 08-30-2006, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by ketchup View Post
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?

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?
no.. you aren't going to be able to get in there with the wheel attached.

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