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Unread 07-31-2014, 10:58 PM   #1
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Any Gotcha's with front Lower Control Arm Replacement

As the title says. I will be replacing the front LCAs on my 08 this weekend are there any gotcha's I should know about?

I already have everything ripped apart from a strut change. Just need to pull off the old arms and put the new ones on.

I'm changing them because of rust issues. I spent two days trying to get the strut clevis bushing out said screw it and bought new LCAs.

I've done this before on the WJ just new the the Independent front of the WK

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Unread 08-01-2014, 08:17 AM   #2
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Not seeing anything would anybody be interested in a write as I do this tomorrow.
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Unread 08-01-2014, 08:38 AM   #3
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You might as well do a write up then put it in the Tech Tips DIY sticky for the next person looking for it. Someone will be grateful.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/t...e-ups-1480838/
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Not seeing anything would anybody be interested in a write as I do this tomorrow.
I would love a write up!
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Unread 08-01-2014, 08:25 PM   #5
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I'll take the camera out with me tomorrow. Look for something on Sunday I have family coming tomorrow night so I prob won't get the write up done until then.
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68 Firebird 350 4 spd #'s matching
BTW, Nice car. I have a 67 Firebird with the 400. Mostly done but not numbers matching.
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Unread 08-01-2014, 09:43 PM   #7
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Definitely! I have a set of lca's in the closet, waiting to be put on whenever I find time. Have never changed any out before, so I'd appreciate seeing how it's done before hand!

Edit: definitely want to try this myself as the shop quoted me around $300 per side to replace these!
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Unread 08-08-2014, 01:35 PM   #8
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Hopefully finishing the job tonight. Work got crazy on me. I haven't forgotten about the write up
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Finally got the write up done. I made it its own thread.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/h.../#post25871602
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