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Old 01-01-2011, 06:06 PM
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After a long wait for my wheel carriers and holiday preoccupation, I'm reassembling this today. I've got the frame all bolted back together on the ground but have two questions before I proceed to tighten it up and lift it to the car.
1) Each bolt kit for the arms came with three bolts, a long one (obviously the outer bolt) and two short ones. One short one with an XZN head and threads only at the end, and one completely threaded with a hex head. I used the hex head bolts because they looked like the ones that came off the car, but I'm wondering if there's any reason I should use the others. The same kit came with the thrust arm, control arm and camber arm, some maybe they don't all use the same bolts. I don't see how it would make much difference, but it must, otherwise why would they include the bolt choices?
2) I know the wheel carriers have to be "horizontal" when tightening the bolts up, but can I tighten everything up on the ground at least enough the arms are all firmly in position? It's a bit floppy at the moment.
I'm going to proceed on my best judgment but if someone can chime in to give me peace of mind, would be much appreciated.
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