Is this cause for concern?

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the only pointers I will give is to have some ramps or something ready to put the wheels back down on after you jack it up. It needs to be at ride height when you tighten the nuts/bolts for the arm. How hard it is to set up the ride height will depend on how good you are at making the adjustments and how anal you are about getting them matched perfectly. At some point you just going to say it is good enough because you have had enough.
Thx, ttocs. Thankfully, I have a set of ramps, 2 sets of jack stands and a god floor jack. Looks like I’m going to need all of them to git ‘er dun!
Just waiting for daylight now so I can get going on it.

Note to self: get a grease gun for zerk fittings!
 
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Nah, you can install them with the car off the ground and the engine out without issue.
Ok, white95. A ‘lil surprised as I thought I was onto something, but I’m gonna trust ya. Have steered me wrong yet (big thumbs up!) so come daylight here I go....
 

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No problem. You’ll probably adjust the rear spring perches a few times before you’re happy with the results anyway.
 

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Making progress on the second RUCA...
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Next, install new RUCA. Fingers crossed on lining it up for the diff end bolt!
 

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.... and I’m done for the day! Rounded off the bolt on the MM tool so will look to replace it tomorrow then resume. I’m about 1/4” - 3/8” short of centering the bushing. Rats!
 

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SUCCESS!!! Got the second RUCA in. Job done! Just in time, too. Started raining on top of being in the 40’s. Now I know that’s chump weather for many of you, especially this time of year, but we Californian’s are used to earthquakes, firestorms and mud slides.... not this so much! LOL
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Relentless, that’s what you are!! But yes, tomorrow after the games today, I will resume!
 

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Take a victory lap, drink a few beers, then get your azz out their tomorrow and start on the lowers. j/k

Nice work.
Took a victory lap. Then another. Drank a couple/few beers. Then another! And it’s been raining ever since, so haven’t gotten my azz back out there for Phase II
 

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Lowers installed yet?
Not yet. Weather’s been uncooperative. Storm seems to have passed now though. Just need to coax my buddy over again. Need that extra set of hands and his knowledge to expedite the process if ya knows what I means!?

Based on the removal, I suspect the forward bolts will be the hardest, especially with the roll bar wedged in there, too. I think once we get past finagling those puppies in there, it’ll be downhill from there (fingers crossed!)
 
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I just got done installing the same uppers and lower control arms. Once each arm is removed the rear end shifts and the bolt holes no longer line up. I found using a cheap tie down strap wrapped around the rear end and the other end attached to something strong ( I used my truck tow shackle). Simply ratchet the strap until the holes line up again. Also when doing the upper rearend bushings, buy the maximum Motorsport tool, it makes a miserable job easy. I also installed eibach front and rear sway bars at the same time, still haven’t drove it yet, putting on a magnaflow exhaust. D56491BE-911E-4EBF-B316-25DEF6DACA3E.jpegBC31E852-E31E-42D4-B30C-88D1293779B8.jpeg4D70BCEF-73A7-4551-9E4E-FFD0DCC7C30B.jpeg
 

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I just got done installing the same uppers and lower control arms. Once each arm is removed the rear end shifts and the bolt holes no longer line up. I found using a cheap tie down strap wrapped around the rear end and the other end attached to something strong ( I used my truck tow shackle). Simply ratchet the strap until the holes line up again. Also when doing the upper rearend bushings, buy the maximum Motorsport tool, it makes a miserable job easy. I also installed eibach front and rear sway bars at the same time, still haven’t drove it yet, putting on a magnaflow exhaust. View attachment 9259View attachment 9260View attachment 9261
Sounds exactly like my set up! I was able to borrow the MM tool from a forum member who actually lives close by
 

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