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Hello all,

The following is a list of parts I recently ordered (control arms are blown out along with ball joints/TREs) and am curious if anyone has pointers/help/tips for my install this weekend!

MONROE 172248 Strut Assembly
MOOG K80996 Ball Joint
MOOG RK620178 Control Arm Upper
MOOG RK620177 Control Arm Upper
MOOG RK620258 Control Arm Lower
MOOG RK620257 Control Arm Lower
MOOG K80823 Stabilizer Bar Link
MOOG K80822 Stabilizer Bar Link
SKF 6504007 Spindle Nut
TIMKEN HA590030 Wheel Bearing & Hub Assembly
BENDIX D1056 Brake Pad
MOOG ES3571 Tie Rod End Outer
MOOG EV80702 Tie Rod End Inner
POWER STOP AR8358XPR Rotor

The only tips I have found so far is --

1 -- Front suspension needs to be under load before torquing down the fasteners
2 -- If the mounting bolt is ribbed, loosen the nut and not the bolt

If anyone can chime in on a few tips it would be extremely helpful with my install!

Thanks!
 

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The lower ball joints have to be pressed out with the proper tool. If you don't have a ball joint press, have a shop do it.
 

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Anyone have experience with the Moog upper control arms?

The ball joint isn't in the 100% same location as the factory, it appears it is slightly moved towards the front of the vehicle (approx 1/2 -- 3/4 inch)...

Will this be an issue?

I would hate to have to redo all this, those passenger side UCA nuts are a b****!!

Any info will help
 

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I don't see why it would matter. The upper ball joints move with the control arm, not independently.
 

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Well, I got it all installed, torqued, and aligned...

Although, I am having an issue with my brakes don't feel "bled enough", like I don't have the same braking power as before...

Is there a special way to bleed through the proportioning valve?

I believe one of the brake lines was unbolted (to move the caliper AFTER install) and most if not all of the brake fluid escaped the master cylinder...(I bled brakes twice and had the alignment shop do it as well with no better results)

Anyway, enough with the talk and on with the pics! :trink13:

















 

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I had some brake work done and I had the same issues.
However... They did come back to normal after a couple of days of driving.
 

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Thanks for the replies fellas much appreciated...

Looks like I might be looking into the rear brakes and shocks next....

I read a guy had front end braking "wiggle" and it was cured by freshening up his rear pads/rotors...

I'll prob get a rotate and balance as well...

Thanks again,
SEMI
 
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