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Old 12-26-2018, 01:57 PM   #1
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Rebuild front suspension with or without upper control arm shims?

For what it's worth this is a frame-off project. As shown in the image, I found the upper control arms using two 1/8" shims at the rear and two 1/8"shims at the front. The fronts had two 1/16" shims as well, which I suspect were added post factory, but who knows.

Do you recommend I rebuild this with the same shim configuration or? It has to go in for alignment anyway, but....... Thank you
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Re: Rebuild front suspension with or without upper control arm shims?

Generally you want to put it back to where it was to minimize tire wear on the way to the shop.
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Re: Rebuild front suspension with or without upper control arm shims?

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Generally you want to put it back to where it was to minimize tire wear on the way to the shop.
Got it, thank you
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