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Old 02-17-2005, 01:09 AM   #11
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Endlinks at Autozone. Energy Suspension. Red Poly.

Do it on RAMPS, not on jacks. You want the weight ON the wheels to do this.
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I did my endlinks on the ground. Ramps may have helped, though.
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Actually Damemorder and I put the car on jack stands, then put the jack under the control arm when we wanted it to be loaded. Worked quite well (we were also dropping the struts down, but eh...)

You're taking the whole bar out up front, so it'* necessary to have the wheels off. It takes a lil fidgeting. Pull it out on the passenger side, and you could eventually get it out. Having a buddy help you with this is necessary, and be sure not to scratch the fender. I was the man uptop so i didn't see exactly how it came out, but once the mount was past the passenger fender, it was pointed up basically.
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thanks for the offer jwikoff99, but i think i may upgrade to the larger mm size, both front and back, to ensure it does not break..........

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Endlinks at Autozone. Energy Suspension. Red Poly.

Do it on RAMPS, not on jacks. You want the weight ON the wheels to do this.

is there any particular reason you want this? i replaced mine on jackstands, it was a little weird to twist the bar into place but seemed to go ok.

Is there something i should expect to go wrong now that i did it without weight? (they seemed to tighten up pretty well too.)
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You want it set in it'* natural ride position. If you tighten it down when the arm is at full extension, you're tighteting it down on a load. It doesn't sit the same (till it hits a few bumps) and your torque on the bolts may be off. Either do it with the wheels on like Bill did, or put a floor jack under the control arm, and jack it up.
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Endlinks at Autozone. Energy Suspension. Red Poly.

Do it on RAMPS, not on jacks. You want the weight ON the wheels to do this.

is there any particular reason you want this? i replaced mine on jackstands, it was a little weird to twist the bar into place but seemed to go ok.

Is there something i should expect to go wrong now that i did it without weight? (they seemed to tighten up pretty well too.)
Ramps put it at the right position left to right, you don't have to pull the wheels, you don't have to use jackstands, and you don't have to move a jack around to the control arms to link them up.

You have ample room underneath to work, and it'* just plain simple with ramps.
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