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Old 04-07-2015, 05:38 PM   #1
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So I finally started my first step today by putting my BMR LCA's on. At the end I realized I left the relocation brackets upstairs...guess I'll be doing those on Friday (had planned on doing the UCA). Anyway, here we go.

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Put the rear up on ramps, blocked the front tires and released the parking break. Supported the left side of axle with a jack.

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Was a pain getting the parking cable on/off
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While I was under I noticed my axle vent was leaking like crazy, going in Friday for that.
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Parking cable off
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First arm off
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Time for new parts!
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I tried for a good 45 to get this bolt back in the hole. Found out all I needed to do was lower the jack about an inch...
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New arm installed!
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Parking break put back on and zip tied to the LCA.
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About to be greased.
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Other side was done in 30 minutes. Left the jack on the driver side axle, didn't need to move it over. Torqued the bolts to 130ft lbs and was good to go!
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Drive it around the block with no squeaks, we will see how she does in the morning.

I plan to do the adjustable UCA next. Anyone have any tips on install?



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Old 04-07-2015, 06:16 PM   #2
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All I have is lca's right now. I can't wait to get the money for everything else. I had the same install issues.
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Yeah, when CJ Pony Parts did it in their YouTube video they make it look so simple. I want to see all of the edits they have to do to make it look so seamless, haha.


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That UCA can be a PITA but it just takes some patience! I attached my UCA mount to the control arm before putting on the car & I tried to adjust the UCA closest to the OEM one so I wouldn't have to do too much adjusting or at least have a starting point. The less work u have to do in that tight spot the better.
Oh & if ur doing it with hand tools have fun with the bolt under the seat! Haha.
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Haha, thanks. Can't wait!


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That UCA can be a PITA but it just takes some patience! I attached my UCA mount to the control arm before putting on the car & I tried to adjust the UCA closest to the OEM one so I wouldn't have to do too much adjusting or at least have a starting point. The less work u have to do in that tight spot the better.
Oh & if ur doing it with hand tools have fun with the bolt under the seat! Haha.
Is doing it in that order the best way to do it?
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I think I will put my shocks/struts/springs on next. Then I'll get to my panhard and uca soon.


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The UCA was not near as bad as it seems, just gotta have small hands to get up above the differential


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Is doing it in that order the best way to do it?

Idk about the best way but for me attaching the UCA to the mount before I put it in seemed way easier then attaching the mount to the car then the UCA to the mount. It's a tight space in there!
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You don't know tedious and annoying until you try to take off your driveshaft with a massive torque arm in the way. Geez talk about unnecessary work.
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Took a detour and put my roush grille delete on today. I'd like to never have to do that again.


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All right guys, finally got a DD so I can revive this thread.

Quick question, when lowering my car do I need to change out the bump stops or anything else?


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