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Old 12-06-2012, 06:07 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Control Arm Bushings

I recently put 3" keys, 2" blocks, and new shocks all the way around on my truck. I went to take it in and get it aligned and they said I needed a lower right ball joint and new idler and pitman arm. So instead of replacing just them three parts I've decided I am going to replace everything in the front end. Here's the parts I already bought, all MOOG: Idler Arm, Idler Arm Bracket Assembly, Pitman Arm, All 4 Ball Joints, Inner Tie Rods, Outer Tie Rod Ends, Sway Bar Bushings, Sway Bar End Links. I also ordered the Cognito Idler and Pitman Arm Brace Kit and Tie Rod Sleves. Also got two new Timken Wheel Bearings. My question is should I replace the control arm bushings? Anything else I should replace while I am in there? Anything else I should add while I am in there?
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:38 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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you should get cognito upper control arms they have balljoints and bushings in them and they are specially designed for lifted applications
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:35 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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I recently put 3" keys, 2" blocks, and new shocks all the way around on my truck. I went to take it in and get it aligned and they said I needed a lower right ball joint and new idler and pitman arm. So instead of replacing just them three parts I've decided I am going to replace everything in the front end. Here's the parts I already bought, all MOOG: Idler Arm, Idler Arm Bracket Assembly, Pitman Arm, All 4 Ball Joints, Inner Tie Rods, Outer Tie Rod Ends, Sway Bar Bushings, Sway Bar End Links. I also ordered the Cognito Idler and Pitman Arm Brace Kit and Tie Rod Sleves. Also got two new Timken Wheel Bearings. My question is should I replace the control arm bushings? Anything else I should replace while I am in there? Anything else I should add while I am in there?
I replaced the complete upper control arms, ( Moog ) and lower ball joints, the control arm is not very expensive and quick to change. you are on the right track I think you covered it. How does it ride with the new keys? I have the same truck. Big Tuna
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:39 AM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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I have considered cognito upper control arms but they are a bit pricey. Are they really worth it? Ive also looked into the Moog upper control arm with extra 2 degrees of camber adjustment. Im leaning towards doing the Moog with extra 2 degrees of adjustment. How do those stack up with the Cognitos? Also does Moog make a direct bolt in lower control arm with ball joints and bushings already in it? I cant find one.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:42 AM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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It rides a little rougher with the new keys but its only been a week and I'm already use to it.
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