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Thread: rear knuckle install/control arm 1990

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    rear knuckle install/control arm 1990

    HI Guys,
    swapped my shocks out, but missed a step during removal. I failed to mark the position of the lower bushings on the control arm. I'm guessing if I just install them, then lower the car, they'll be wrong now?

    Should I leave them loose, lower the car, then tighten them? I seem to real doing something like this on the front when I did the uppers on the front.

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    I ended up ""simulating"" ride height. Using a jack, I lifted the lower control arm, this also helped install the the shock. I lifted until the car almost came off the jack stands, then tightened the bolts. I'll see how it rides?

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    I think that should do it, as long as both rear corners were equally loaded.

    If it acts hinky when cornering, like it wants to load/unload as a surprise and/or doesn't sit level, you may need to give it another try later.

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