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Replacing Control Arms & Brakes @ 161K, what else should I do while it's torn apart?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by DSwarP, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. Feb 8, 2017 at 10:32 AM
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    DSwarP

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    Just rolled over 161K miles, and my driver side ball joints seem to be whooped (they've been on the way out for a while). I have 5100's @ 0 + Eibachs, SCS Ray10's with 267-70-17 KO2s. I get a tiiiiiny bit of rubbing at full lock only when going in reverse on the front of the tires. I'd like to take the 5100's to .85, which I think would eliminate the rubbing, but there is already a bit of positive camber and I believe it would get worse by moving the 5100's up a ring without replacing the UCAs. As such, I am planning to upgrade to JBA Uppers and replacing the factory lowers with Moogs (since just replacing the ball joints is a pain from what I have read) to hopefully allow for a proper alignment and peace of mind. While I'm doing all this, I also plan to put in an EBC Stage 4 brake kit. Additionally I would like to put in an AAL, I currently have the TSB springs and 5100's in the back. This SHOULD put me at an ever so slight rake and about an inch more on my lift, roughly 2.5-3" total. I think...

    All that being said is there A) anything I said that makes no sense or is not recommended and B) what else should I go ahead and replace suspension-wise while everything is torn apart as preventative maintenance/convenience of only taking it apart once?

    Any and all advice is appreciated (even if you call me a moron in the process). :)
     
  2. Feb 8, 2017 at 11:39 AM
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    Wheel hubs? ECGS bushing?
     
  3. Feb 8, 2017 at 11:43 AM
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  4. Feb 8, 2017 at 12:22 PM
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    That's the one. Eliminates vibration and growling from the front diff after lifting. The needle bearing from the factory is kind of a weak design. For 60 bucks might be worth it if you are going to keep the truck. If you're doing it yourself, I have the puller tool in my garage, if you pay for the shipping, I'll send it out to you. Just send it back when you're done.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2017 at 12:25 PM
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    I haven't noticed much vibration/growling, a little maybe, but it might be one of those things that I don't know how much it was happening until the sound is gone... I do plan on keeping the truck for a looooong time (knock on wood), so a $60 investment seems like a good plan to me. I'll let you know what I decide, thank you for the offer to borrow the tool!
     
  6. Feb 8, 2017 at 1:30 PM
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