When Did You Replace Your Ball Joints and Control Arms?

Discussion in 'Street Suspension' started by swathdiver, Dec 8, 2019.

At what mileage did you replace the ball joints and or control arms on your truck?

  1. Before 50K Miles

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Between 50K and 75K Miles

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Between 75K and 100K Miles

    7.7%
  4. Between 100K and 125K Miles

    7.7%
  5. Between 125K and 150K Miles

    30.8%
  6. Between 150K and 175K Miles

    15.4%
  7. Between 175K and 200K Miles

    15.4%
  8. After 200K Miles

    23.1%
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  1. Sam Harris

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    I tried once with my sway bar end links. Had already sprayed with penetrating oil, and that Bastard wasn’t moving. I just went straight to the angle grinder.
     
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    Got my moog swaybar bushings in today. The bolts were all seized, but kroil and torch once again freed them up no problem. I think people run into issues because they force them out with tons of torque and the bolt snaps. You have to soak, heat, then work the bolt in and out multiple times. Once it starts feeling tight again, you have to screw it back in, reheat, then start again.


    I also checked my upper control arm bolts since the truck was aligned. They were all loose. Maybe 50 ft lbs max! This is why i do my own work.

    The only two items I couldn't do myself were goofed up by the shop. They installed my struts backwards on the spring and then didnt torque down the control arms properly. Unreal.
     
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