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Old 09-11-2014, 03:35 PM
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Re: How easy is it to replace upper control arms?

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Nope, I just bought a set of outers. I've never replaced the inner set on any vehicle, so I didn't grab them this time either. If the combination of these 3 part replacement on each side doesn't work to stiffen up with loose steering, I'll look further into the rack at that time.
I just got the Moog outer tie rod ends, and the ACDELCO professional inner ones. Also on the quest to tighten up the steering and replace worm OEM parts.

Also on order is the front and rear SRT8 sway bar with Energy Suspension greaseable bushings ..

So far I have replaced all lower Control arm bushings and ball joints, and upper is JBA with Moog problem solver ball joint (K6292). Also all sway links are the BWoody ones.

Will post here once I get these installed to confirm if this made a difference.

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Old 09-11-2014, 03:59 PM
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Re: How easy is it to replace upper control arms?

On my "eventually" list is the front and rear SRT8 sway bars...but who knows, I may have retired this old girl by the time I get enough money for that and might convert back to a truck. Using a hitch carrier to haul around my deer slayings during season is a pain with a Jeep.
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Re: How easy is it to replace upper control arms?

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On my "eventually" list is the front and rear SRT8 sway bars...but who knows, I may have retired this old girl by the time I get enough money for that and might convert back to a truck. Using a hitch carrier to haul around my deer slayings during season is a pain with a Jeep.

I hear ya, i tend to not think of the 'sunken cost' either we have some serious highways (6 lanes) with plenty of flyovers here so the sway bars come in to play very often.

Yup, a bigger pickup truck would suite better for hunting, maybe something like a Raptor


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Re: How easy is it to replace upper control arms?

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I hear ya, i tend to not think of the 'sunken cost' either we have some serious highways (6 lanes) with plenty of flyovers here so the sway bars come in to play very often.

Yup, a bigger pickup truck would suite better for hunting, maybe something like a Raptor


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God, I hate those Raptors! There are a disproportionate amount of them here in CoMo too! There are 5 in this small area! A local dealer must've closed those POS's out or something!

I'll be buying a Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel as my truck toy. Though I wouldn't mind a 1500 w/HEMI now that I have so many spare HEMI parts...
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Re: How easy is it to replace upper control arms?

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God, I hate those Raptors! There are a disproportionate amount of them here in CoMo too! There are 5 in this small area! A local dealer must've closed those POS's out or something!

I'll be buying a Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel as my truck toy. Though I wouldn't mind a 1500 w/HEMI now that I have so many spare HEMI parts...
Yup, we do get a few crazies here who take them out in the desert too, not my favourite choice of truck either.. I do like the RAM 1500 they look beefy.

Money not being an option, I would dream of owning a 6x6 G Wagon!

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Re: How easy is it to replace upper control arms?

Got in all my MOOG parts last night. They look pretty beefy! I just have to run to HF to get the plastic rivets and rivet gun and I'll be ready for the work to begin!
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Re: How easy is it to replace upper control arms?

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Got in all my MOOG parts last night. They look pretty beefy! I just have to run to HF to get the plastic rivets and rivet gun and I'll be ready for the work to begin!

Nice bro. You've got a ball joint press too?


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Got in all my MOOG parts last night. They look pretty beefy! I just have to run to HF to get the plastic rivets and rivet gun and I'll be ready for the work to begin!
Cool stuff, yea they are more substantial than OEM, you can probably kill someone with them if you hit them with it (that said most jeep parts would do that too).

Just as an example, we weighed the bushing on the lower control arm, and it was equal to the weight of the entire control from a german sports car (can't remember if it was an Audi R8 or BMW M3 E92, or ZM4)...

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Nope, bought the MOOG UCA's complete with the Problem-Solver ball joints so I wouldn't have to screw with a press. They were each only $75ish shipped from RockAuto. I'm excited to have the zerk fittings on these to make the joints serviceable (the tie-rod ends are also similar).

Going to follow the awesome swapping write-up on the red forum for the DIY.
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Cool stuff, yea they are more substantial than OEM, you can probably kill someone with them if you hit them with it (that said most jeep parts would do that too).

Just as an example, we weighed the bushing on the lower control arm, and it was equal to the weight of the entire control from a german sports car (can't remember if it was an Audi R8 or BMW M3 E92, or ZM4)...

Good luck!
Funny you think those parts are heavy! My roommate ordered a set of UCA's for his Sierra 1500 and we got the parts the same day. My UCA's look miniature compared to his and weigh about 1/2 as much! Now THOSE parts are lethal weapons haha!
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Funny you think those parts are heavy! My roommate ordered a set of UCA's for his Sierra 1500 and we got the parts the same day. My UCA's look miniature compared to his and weigh about 1/2 as much! Now THOSE parts are lethal weapons haha!

Yea, can imagine! Those things weigh a few tonnes!!


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Got in all my MOOG parts last night. They look pretty beefy! I just have to run to HF to get the plastic rivets and rivet gun and I'll be ready for the work to begin!
am i right in assuming these ucas are interchangeable between the left and the right? i don't want to end up feeling dumb with two left ucas or something.
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