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    It’s really easy to do. But being that you live in an apartment, I probably wouldn’t do it either. I hated doing shit in a driveway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse3638 View Post
    Well anytime you need a hand let me know. The new place has a much larger garage and I'm direct have most of the tools needed. I'm on your way to St. George just saying...haha

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    Thanks you guys have all been so helpful ... even took Dave up on his install offer twice . I think I should be able to fix this one myself but will let you know if I’m struggling .

    Measured the rear LCAs and they are long by about an inch . The rear Uppers also seem to be longer than 17.5 but maybe only by 0.5” .

    What’s process here .. can I unbolting the arms one at a time with wheels on, adjust length, and use a ratchet strap to line up holes again or do I need to jack up axle, put on stands, and remove rear wheels ? Other thing that is of minor concern is that I don’t have a wrench large enough for this jam nut .. or a vice to tighten. Can loosen on the vehicle but tightening down again to desired torque will be tough .


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    Quote Originally Posted by danford.lau View Post
    Thanks you guys have all been so helpful ... even took Dave up on his install offer twice . I think I should be able to fix this one myself but will let you know if I’m struggling .

    Measured the rear LCAs and they are long by about an inch . The rear Uppers also seem to be longer than 17.5 but maybe only by 0.5” .

    What’s process here .. can I unbolting the arms one at a time with wheels on, adjust length, and use a ratchet strap to line up holes again or do I need to jack up axle, put on stands, and remove rear wheels ? Other thing that is of minor concern is that I don’t have a wrench large enough for this jam nut .. or a vice to tighten. Can loosen on the vehicle but tightening down again to desired torque will be tough .


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    Don’t take all the arms out at one time. Do one at a time.


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    -EVO Armor/Bumpers

    2012 Billet Silver JKUR
    -EVO DTD front and rear
    -Dynatrac PR60/PR80
    -EVO High Clearance Long Arm
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    Quote Originally Posted by danford.lau View Post
    Thanks you guys have all been so helpful ... even took Dave up on his install offer twice . I think I should be able to fix this one myself but will let you know if I’m struggling .

    Measured the rear LCAs and they are long by about an inch . The rear Uppers also seem to be longer than 17.5 but maybe only by 0.5” .

    What’s process here .. can I unbolting the arms one at a time with wheels on, adjust length, and use a ratchet strap to line up holes again or do I need to jack up axle, put on stands, and remove rear wheels ? Other thing that is of minor concern is that I don’t have a wrench large enough for this jam nut .. or a vice to tighten. Can loosen on the vehicle but tightening down again to desired torque will be tough .


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    Support the frame on jackstands. Support the axle on jackstands too. Put a Jack under the pinion side of the pumpkin. Break the jam nuts free on the control arms. Remove the frame side LCA bolts both sides and adjust length to 19-3/4 or so. Use the Jack to lift the pinion until the LCA bolts go in. Now repeat on uppers, adjust to 17-1/2 but move Jack to back end of pumpkin to tilt the upper arms forward. Diddle the lowers and uppers from there to center the axle and set pinion angle as needed, making sure to make the same length adjustment both sides. When it looks good lower to ground and torque everything to spec. Use shims between the Johnny joint and CA mount so they don't twist when you torque them. Easy peasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubiDave View Post
    Support the frame on jackstands. Support the axle on jackstands too. Put a Jack under the pinion side of the pumpkin. Break the jam nuts free on the control arms. Remove the frame side LCA bolts both sides and adjust length to 19-3/4 or so. Use the Jack to lift the pinion until the LCA bolts go in. Now repeat on uppers, adjust to 17-1/2 but move Jack to back end of pumpkin to tilt the upper arms forward. Diddle the lowers and uppers from there to center the axle and set pinion angle as needed, making sure to make the same length adjustment both sides. When it looks good lower to ground and torque everything to spec. Use shims between the Johnny joint and CA mount so they don't twist when you torque them. Easy peasy.

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    Thanks for the info haha . Now at least I know what to do.. That’s 90 percent no ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by danford.lau View Post
    Thanks you guys have all been so helpful ... even took Dave up on his install offer twice . I think I should be able to fix this one myself but will let you know if I’m struggling .

    Measured the rear LCAs and they are long by about an inch . The rear Uppers also seem to be longer than 17.5 but maybe only by 0.5” .

    What’s process here .. can I unbolting the arms one at a time with wheels on, adjust length, and use a ratchet strap to line up holes again or do I need to jack up axle, put on stands, and remove rear wheels ? Other thing that is of minor concern is that I don’t have a wrench large enough for this jam nut .. or a vice to tighten. Can loosen on the vehicle but tightening down again to desired torque will be tough .


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    Look force Harbor freight. You should be able to find that size and if not buy a big adjustable wrench. That's what I did and it is a bit cumbersome but it gets the job done. Either one should be pretty cheap. No need to spend a ton of money on something you'll use infrequently.

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    I don't want to sound like a know it all new guy, but here is the write up on adjusting them correctly. You can definitely get them close without pulling springs. I totally get living in an apartment and trying to find a place to do it.

    https://wayalife.com/showthread.php/...le-Contol-Arms

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