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post #1 of 6 Old 04-13-2002, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Upper and Lower Control Arm Install

How difficult is this?
Anyone have an idea about how much they will cost to get installed?

Kenny Brown quoted me $320, which at their $80 / labor hour I am sure I could find some place to do it for about 1/2 that.


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one decent floor jack 89 dollars, nice jack stands, 49 dollars, 18 mm socket 12 dollars, 18 mm long wrench 20 dollars, one afternoon, free. bobn


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It's pretty easy, don't try it by yourself though. You will need some extra hands when trying to get all the bolts back through the holes. Make sure you support the axle when you do the uppers, or you will never get it back together. (learned from experience) Took me and a buddy about 4 hours to do it.

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The uppers took me 45 minutes to install.
The lowers did not fit. (the bolt holes in the bushings were too small)

Talk about pissed when I had one spring out and realized the stock bolts were too big. I'm now going through trying to get them swapped for the right ones.

I also did the job alone. Floor jacks (2) jack stands (2). The whole job would have taken about 4 hours (going slow) Not that big of a deal.

Now I want a good write up on doing my own differential and axle upgrade.
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It is pretty easy.

Removing the old bushings from the place the upper control arms mount to was a MAJOR pain in the A$%. Other than that is was simple.
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I don't know how much it would cost to get installed. I did all 3 stages of my Steeda setup alone myself (except for welding in the subframes). If you do it yourself though, make sure you use jackstands! Don't trust a jack with yer life. I don't know about your car, but mine's only got about 4 inches MAX of ground clearance....no way my head can even fit under there. And like psikillz said, removing the old bushings for the UCAs is a serious pain in the A$$, and big time consumer (was for me anyways). They're supposed to be able to be drilled out easily...but that isn't always the case.

Its really not a hard mod, you just need to be careful with the springs and supporting the axle.

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