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Old 05-08-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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Lca install question

I was wondering if the rear tires need to be removed to install lower control arms. I can't find my lug nut key. i will be performing the install on a drive on lift. Thanks in advance.
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Yes they need to come off, and u also have to remove the parking brake cable since its held in the original LCA
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I've never tried installing lcas with tires still on, but if you can lift the car and work underneath of it freely I don't see why not. I would definitely recommend taking the wheels off though
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I've never tried installing lcas with tires still on, but if you can lift the car and work underneath of it freely I don't see why not. I would definitely recommend taking the wheels off though
Yeah I think it could be done. Just a royal PITA.
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Yes you need to take them off also before you unbolt the stock lca loop a ratchet strap around the rear axial then run the hook to the front tighten it down if you don't when you unbolt it the rear end will spring backwards and then you have to fight the rear end to put the new one in
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Yes you need to take them off also before you unbolt the stock lca loop a ratchet strap around the rear axial then run the hook to the front tighten it down if you don't when you unbolt it the rear end will spring backwards and then you have to fight the rear end to put the new one in
Even if you only do one side at a time? I figured if the upper and other side were still connected they'd hold it enough from moving.
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Even if you only do one side at a time? I figured if the upper and other side were still connected they'd hold it enough from moving.
Yea, the axle will still shift enough to be a total pain
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I just had my 12yr old push on the axle.
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