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Unread 11-23-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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front lower control arm bolt

I'm in the middle of installing my lift and need to remove the control arms. I got the nut off the front lower control arm bolt on the axle mounts, but it hits the diff when trying to pull the bolt out. Its to long. Wat do?

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Unread 11-23-2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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Did you take the bolt out of the other end too?
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Unread 11-23-2013, 04:23 PM   #3
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Yup. The lower control arm on the drivers side is just held by the bolt on the axle side.
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Unread 11-23-2013, 04:44 PM   #4
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When I did this, I had to cut the bolt with a sawzall because it was hopelessly rust welded to the steel sleeve inside the cushion.
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Unread 11-23-2013, 04:51 PM   #5
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Lol I just got it out. I guess taking a break for a minute and thinking things through help. I twisted the control arm until the bolt could slide underneath the diff.i had the frame side already out and down.
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Unread 11-23-2013, 04:54 PM   #6
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Yea if you get one end of the bolt out you can twist the arm. But you know that now lol
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Unread 11-23-2013, 05:01 PM   #7
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Now on to the uppers, then springs, then the new stuff can go on. Yay.
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Unread 11-23-2013, 05:06 PM   #8
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Now on to the uppers, then springs, then the new stuff can go on. Yay.
The uppers suck because the axle will roll forward.
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