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Old 05-04-2022, 08:47 PM   #6
LazerD21
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
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Originally Posted by Cusser View Post

While the wheels were off, I also noticed the factory front flexible brake lines had cracks, so I replaced those and bled the brakes (this "finding stuff before it fails" is why I like to do most of my own work.

Some of the existing tie rod ends and ball joints had torn boots, some were too-tight, some very loosey-goosey, so good that I addressed all that.

Bottom line: the two front tires were out-of-balance, so re-balanced for free; the tire guy wasn't sure if that amount of mis-balance could be the cause of the front end instability. I had the two new tires put on the front, and that solved the front end instability issues. But I'm glad that I addressed all the other stuff, which had a minimal cost due to close-out and lifetime-warranty parts.
Totally appreciate your sharing your experience.
When doing torque specs what steering and suspension components do ya'll do on the ground vs up on jacks? I destroyed an upper balljoint boot somehow with it in the air and am going to be cautious on this go about.


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Originally Posted by ahardb0dy View Post
Just an FYI, Select Energy Suspension black bushings are impregnated with Graphite
Re-sell the reds and get the blacks? Or ehhhhhhh?
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