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Old 06-14-2018, 02:56 AM   #21
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wondering if these sway bar endlinks are too tight on the bushings?



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question for the experts... how do you change the bushings on the upper control arm?

and yes, i know, i should have installed the UCA before I installed the shocks... SMH...
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I drilled a bunch of holes through the old bushings. Knock out the remaining bushing. Makes it a little easier.
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^^^ This. A torch works to burn the remnants out, and since they aren't near the truck when you take them out no risk there. I drilled mine out as many times as possible and knocked the centers out. Then chiseled out what I could with various tools, and cleaned the holes with a wire brush slightly larger than the hole.

Any luck with the LCA bushings? It seems intimidating but it's not really that bad, just time intensive.
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I drilled a bunch of holes through the old bushings. Knock out the remaining bushing. Makes it a little easier.
just spent 20 minutes trying that... what a pain and I hardly got anywhere.
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^^^ This. A torch works to burn the remnants out, and since they aren't near the truck when you take them out no risk there. I drilled mine out as many times as possible and knocked the centers out. Then chiseled out what I could with various tools, and cleaned the holes with a wire brush slightly larger than the hole.

Any luck with the LCA bushings? It seems intimidating but it's not really that bad, just time intensive.
I left the LCA in place... not confident enough in my skills to mess with the torsion bars.
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wondering if these sway bar endlinks are too tight on the bushings?



can someone tell me if these are too tight or will they be ok?
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I left the LCA in place... not confident enough in my skills to mess with the torsion bars.
There's no better time than now, as it requires taking everything apart. It's fairly simple, just mark the anchors where they are currently so you put them back on and set the same ride height.

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can someone tell me if these are too tight or will they be ok?
They look tight but it shouldn't matter one way or the other. I loosened mine up a bit when I had them that tight.
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Sorry that I'm seeing this so late. I don't typically look in this Suspension section because it's usually about people wanting to lower or raise their vehicles, install bags or notch their frames. That stuff just makes me cringe.

Moog has a nice site full of stuff just for this truck and kits with all of the parts included:

https://www.moog-suspension-parts.co...n_d21_2wd_1994

EDIT: If there are any other parts you need or if you are ever going to do the rear, you can take the individual part numbers listed on the MOOG site and search for them on Amazon or eBay for great prices. That's how I used it, anyway. Ordering off MOOG's site directly is probably going to be Retail pricing.
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Sorry that I'm seeing this so late. I don't typically look in this Suspension section because it's usually about people wanting to lower or raise their vehicles, install bags or notch their frames. That stuff just makes me cringe.

Moog has a nice site full of stuff just for this truck and kits with all of the parts included:

https://www.moog-suspension-parts.co...n_d21_2wd_1994

EDIT: If there are any other parts you need or if you are ever going to do the rear, you can take the individual part numbers listed on the MOOG site and search for them on Amazon or eBay for great prices. That's how I used it, anyway. Ordering off MOOG's site directly is probably going to be Retail pricing.
Thanks. I already have all of the energy bushings and new parts ready to go in. I will tackle Re installation this weekend and am going to take a whack at the LCA and torsion bars... I guess. I hope putting everything back together is more fun than tearing it apart.
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