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DIY A-ARM BUSHINGS
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The final thing I did before reinstall was sand and paint the a-arms. I used POR-15 which is a tough paint that stops rust. POR-15 sells a starter kit for $15 that contains everything you need.

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Once the paint dries, you can replace the bushing mounts on the a-arms. Be sure to use anti-sieze on the bushing sleeve and a-arm to prevent them from rusting again! The Bentley states that the lower bushings should be installed at an 18 degree angle. This should be followed as it makes it much easier to install the lower arm!

Bolt up the a-arms back to the chassis. Be sure to replace the upper a-arm shims exactly where they came off! Also, leave the spring mount loose as it makes it easier to reinstall the spring.

The one problem that is left is how to compress the spring to get the balljoints back in their slots. We decided to skip the spring compressor and use a jack and fork to compress the spring. This probably isn't the safest way, but it worked and saved a lot of time!

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Now it's just a matter of bolting everything up.
You shouldn't need an alignment as you haven't changed anything, but it can't hurt if you want to be safe!



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