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Old 05-29-2018, 02:53 PM   #1
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Hey all, since I am going to be replacing the front shocks, I figured I would go ahead and replace the BJ and tie rods too... any suggestions on what else I should do since I am going to have it all apart. I would like to get it all done at once, but am unsure of what should be replaced versus what doesn’t need to be replaced.
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I would do the center link, idler arm and bushings while I was there.
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what is LBR?

anyways, tension rod bushings.
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what is LBR?
I think that he is referring to his truck's name (Little Big Red)......

And I second(or third?) the bushing replacement, I replaced all of mine with the Energy Suspension urethane bushings when I got the truck in 2016. My truck only had 113K on the clock and every bushing was soft and very worn. I would say that it is definitely worth the effort.
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Ok, let me know if I am missing anything:
9pc suspension kit, ball joint, tie rod, idler arm
Energy sway bar bushing kit
Energy Strut rod bushing kit
Energy control arm busing kit
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FYI those lower control arm bushings are a BITCH to replace, or so I’ve been told. Also, I’m gonna step out on a limb and recommend that you don’t get Moog ball joints. The boots are absolute shit, the way they install is a joke. I replaced my son’s ball joints with moog about 2-3 years ago and one of the boots has already vanished. Not sure what to recommend, but I won’t be using moog ball joints again.
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front sway bar bushings. maybe a whole endlink instead or something if its simpler.
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FYI those lower control arm bushings are a BITCH to replace, or so I’ve been told. Also, I’m gonna step out on a limb and recommend that you don’t get Moog ball joints. The boots are absolute shit, the way they install is a joke. I replaced my son’s ball joints with moog about 2-3 years ago and one of the boots has already vanished. Not sure what to recommend, but I won’t be using moog ball joints again.
I've heard that too. I have had decent luck with Mevotech or even some of the cheaper ones you can get on Rockauto. I don't think I spent more than $50 to do all 4 ball joints, both tie rod ends and the stabilizer bar links. I just made sure to get ones that come with zerk fittings and grease them annually. Eventually I too will have to do the bushings, not looking forward to it. I'm wondering if a ball joint press would be of any use forcing them out.
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I'm wondering if a ball joint press would be of any use forcing them out.
It helps if you have one handy.
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Do I have to take the torsion bar off to replace the upper control arm bushings? If so, is there a trick to keeping this in line?
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