Progress Thread 2nd Fox Body - Control arm question?

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I will not post a like for your rear end as it could be taken wrong. I will say it looks like the issues are figured out and I hope the rest of the car is as sell done.
 
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Rdub6

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A little work here and there. Got my sn95 ball joints into my control arms. More of a PITA than I expected, but they are in!
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Also did a little more work getting my brake lines finished up.
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Just imagine all the room you would have under their if you did a tubular k member, a arm and coilover setup :)
 
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Rdub6

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I did touch up the paint I scuffed up installing the ball joints. All better now!
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Rdub6

So while I wait to figure out my rear end issues
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Hopefully I won’t regret this, but I picked up a remanufactured steering rack from Advance, today on my way to work. I guess it’s got to be better than one that was leaking...... I just hope it lasts a while. I’ll check it out when I get home tonight!
 

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Hopefully I won’t regret this, but I picked up a remanufactured steering rack from Advance, today on my way to work. I guess it’s got to be better than one that was leaking...... I just hope it lasts a while. I’ll check it out when I get home tonight!
It's a crap shoot honestly.. sometimes you get junk other times it actually works and doesn't leak or have tons of play. Good luck
 
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Hopefully I won’t regret this, but I picked up a remanufactured steering rack from Advance, today on my way to work. I guess it’s got to be better than one that was leaking...... I just hope it lasts a while. I’ll check it out when I get home tonight!
i got mine from Advanced , and it's great. Just get the filter, and you can't beat them for the price.
 
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Rdub6

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i got mine from Advanced , and it's great. Just get the filter, and you can't beat them for the price.
Did you get the filter at Advance? Happen to have a pic, or a link to it?

Heres the one I got. Would rather it be silver, but I’ll probably just leave it, and switch out the bushings for my poly.

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Rdub6

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I almost put the steering rack in, and then remembered about the control arm bolts being a bee-atch with the rack boots in the way.
So I shifted gears, dealt with that super sticky prothane grease, and got my control arms in.
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My question here is....... can I torque them to spec up in the air? Only the rubber needs to be pre-loaded, correct?

This probably seems trivial to most, but it feels pretty cool to me to be making progress with things going back together! Definite boost of energy for the project tonight!
 

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Spent some time with the wire wheel on my power steering hoses too. Cleaned them up, and hit the metal with clear.
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Rdub6

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I know this isn’t much..... but from where I’ve come from, im pretty psyched to see the underside this clean!
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Rdub6

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And here’s where the firewall was when I started
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and here it is now.

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It was too much red/black/red before.
 
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I torqued my lower control arms when the suspension was together under a load. I took my floor jack and jacked up the control arm till the car started coming off the jack stand on that side. I was worried the car would not sit right If I torqued them when it was not under a load.
 

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You want to load up rubber bushings before torquing. Poly bushings can be torqued without any load.
 
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Last night I ordered my rear parking brake cables.
I also took an inventory, or lack there-of, of what I need to finish this stage.
Full set of springs, caster/camber plates, and rear control arms are the bulk of it....... and oh yeah, wheels and tires.
Front disc splash shields, brake pads, front strut sleeve kit, front sway bar brackets and bushings, and I’m sure a few other things I’m forgetting are the little odds and ends. Even with all that, I feel like I’m getting close!
 
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