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Old 04-15-2004, 10:56 AM
md21722 md21722 is offline
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I separate front end work into two categories: that which requries dealing with springs, and that which does not.

Shocks and steering linkage do not deal with springs.

Lower control arms, upper control arms, bushings & ball joints all deal with springs.

If you drive the car a lot I would change everything. If it sees only a few miles, I would change only what needs to be changed. Busted boots can go for a while before causing problems.

When I rebuilt the front end of my 3/4 ton truck, I did upper and lower ball joints, & bushings. I left all the steering linkage alone, it was tight anyway.

I also agree with what haasman said about what's hard to do and what's easy once its apart. That is pretty much why I have my philosophy about 2 categories of suspension work.

Brian Toscano
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