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Old 05-25-2016, 06:43 PM
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Yeah I didn't want to touch the exhaust yet but I might have to.
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Old 05-25-2016, 08:14 PM
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Big difference between the old shock and the lowered shock.
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Old 05-25-2016, 08:35 PM
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How can you tell if you should replace your leaf springs?
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:21 PM
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How can you tell if you should replace your leaf springs?
Other than cracks, There should be some type of upward arch to them with the weight of the truck. If they are flat or bent down then they are worn down.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:22 PM
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Leafs are out. Pretty sure the old ones are no good there is gaps between all the leafs and the shims are falling out.
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:32 AM
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Getting new leafs today. Think it is worth the work to change the bushings to the poly ones I bought or should I just leave the new rubber bushings?
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:34 AM
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I bought new poly bushings from energy suspension
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:58 AM
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I have the same one I think but red. Just wondering if the new rubber bushings are worth replacing.

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I've got them I may as well I guess.
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:59 AM
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Hard decision. Just inspect them and do what you think is best.
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:57 PM
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Old 05-27-2016, 07:20 AM
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Out with the the old
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:23 PM
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Some progress today.
Does it matter which way this upper ball joint bushing goes I can't find any info on it.
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:33 PM
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Some progress today.
Does it matter which way this upper ball joint bushing goes I can't find any info on it.
That's what they use to align it. If you are going to an alignment shop afterwards, then they'll deal with it
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:43 PM
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^^^^^

Nice progress
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Old 05-27-2016, 04:07 PM
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Getting there. I can only do the drivers side until tomorrow I didn't realize howhat fucked the radius arm bracket was on the passenger side. Getting one tomorrow and hopefully will be back on the ground tomorrow afternoon.
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