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Old 04-07-2020, 03:39 PM   #1
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So if taking apart the front end. Cleaning and painting parts. Do I need to mark where the steering stabilizer bracket goes?


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Old 04-07-2020, 06:53 PM   #2
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Wow that's one beefy bracket. Couldn't hurt but, more important is to record the measurement of the tierod lenght if you plan on taking it all a part. So the alignment won't be to far off when you reassemble the steering rods. Adjusting the stabilizer isn't really hard if you don't.

 

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Old 04-08-2020, 09:05 AM   #3
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I definitely be measuring the tie rod length. I normally also count the amount of threads exposed on the tie rod ends.


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Old 04-08-2020, 10:35 AM   #4
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No need. Tie rod adjusts caster, drag link centers your steering wheel. Very easy to align. Do not pay an alignment shop 200 bucks. You will never get it right trying to match your measurements during reassembly. Consider replacing ball joints. If you do replace them, do not use the included rubber boots. Get some high quality aftermarket ones.
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Old 04-08-2020, 01:37 PM   #5
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No need. Tie rod adjusts caster, drag link centers your steering wheel. Very easy to align. Do not pay an alignment shop 200 bucks. You will never get it right trying to match your measurements during reassembly. Consider replacing ball joints. If you do replace them, do not use the included rubber boots. Get some high quality aftermarket ones.

Ill be definitely replacing the ball joints. Gonna go with MOOG


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Old 04-08-2020, 01:49 PM   #6
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Let me correct myself. Tie rod adjusts toe in. Didnt mean to confuse anyone.
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Do not pay an alignment shop 200 bucks.
Note to self , don't use this guys alignment shop. The shop I used was 70 bucks, well worth the money spent.
I ball parked it after all my work and was still a few degrees off, nothing like a good laser alignment
Definitely get it aligned after all your work.

 

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Did you ask them to give you an extra degree or two for your oversized tires or lift?
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Old 04-11-2020, 02:19 PM   #9
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Yes, they got it into spec. The there is a 2 difference between the castor on right and left side, he thinks the axle maybe tweaked slightly. It was a wheeled pretty hard before I got, as everything was shot. It steers way better now then it ever did before, it is still a 5 so it's not luxury car steering.

 

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Old 04-11-2020, 02:21 PM   #10
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