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Front end rear apart #2

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by ladywolf, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Jun 26, 2018 at 2:29 PM
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    ladywolf

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    on my way into the shop to tear into the front end for the 2nd iteration. Upper and lower ball joints. Oh the joys. Pics and write-up to follow
     
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  2. Jun 26, 2018 at 2:36 PM
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    Casper421

    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    Lowers won’t be difficult. Uppers I’ve never done but have read that a press makes removal a breeze. Good luck!
     
  3. Jun 27, 2018 at 5:05 AM
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    lower on the right hand side took a grand total of 15 minutes. we fought with the upper for 5 hours. Screw that noise. Plus we broke one of the tools we bought from harbor freight. Yep. Awesome. Have to do the drivers side tonight. I am NOT looking forward to this one bit.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2018 at 6:49 AM
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    Are you running factory upper a arms
     
  5. Jun 27, 2018 at 7:44 AM
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    Yes I am. Replacing the bushings in the factory upper and lower control arms is next.....or I may just say screw it and replace the whole shebang......

    After fighting til after 11 last night I said piss on it and paying the shop for the drivers side today. I leave for KS early tomorrow morning. I need one good night of sleep
     
  6. Jun 27, 2018 at 4:40 PM
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    Good call. Best to pay the guys that do it everyday sometimes. Not worth the aggrevation.
     
  7. Jul 4, 2018 at 5:29 AM
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    Indeed. 310 bucks, and they redid the alignment for me for free. Gotta love having an 8year business relationship with the local repair shop. Trip to KS for the wedding was great, we stopped at the zoo in STL for a half day, had an absolute blast.
     
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