Mopar LCA swap

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Got the LCAs in today and it definitely isn't as squirlly on the backroads. Do these readings look normal/ok? How big a deal is .4 difference from one side to the other? Should I take it back in?

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Got the LCAs in today and it definitely isn't as squirlly on the backroads. Do these readings look normal/ok? How big a deal is .4 difference from one side to the other? Should I take it back in?

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Wouldn't worry about that at all, there's going to be variance. Glad you're happy w/ the drive, it's a great bang for the buck!
 

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🤬 those are on there good. I could not for the life of me do this on the ground with no leverage. I’m going to get an impact wrench that I’ve been meaning to get anyway.

With an impact wrench, it looks like I can reach 2 of the 4 nuts. Using it on the bolt side of the other 2 going to be a problem? I know I’ll need more torque on a bolt compared to a nut.
 

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🤬 those are on there good. I could not for the life of me do this on the ground with no leverage. I’m going to get an impact wrench that I’ve been meaning to get anyway.

With an impact wrench, it looks like I can reach 2 of the 4 nuts. Using it on the bolt side of the other 2 going to be a problem? I know I’ll need more torque on a bolt compared to a nut.
I needed a 13/16 swivel head socket to get at my front passenger side bolt. Could not access the nut on that one because of the FAD. YMMV. My impact wrench supposedly delivers 1200 ft/lbs of breakaway torque. I didn't need it on the passenger side rear bolt, but I used it on the other 3.
I tried to loosen the bolt on the front passenger side with a 3ft cheater pipe on top of a 2ft breaker bar and could not get that one loose. Good luck with the swap, I am happy I did mine.
 

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Thanks to @blnewt for the write up on LCA swap. I used ramps and was able to swap out my LCAs without much of a problem. Bolt holes lined up perfect. I Only had trouble torquing 1 bolt.
alignment numbers after are good.
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Thanks to @blnewt for the write up on LCA swap. I used ramps and was able to swap out my LCAs without much of a problem. Bolt holes lined up perfect. I Only had trouble torquing 1 bolt.
alignment numbers after are good.
63B432DD-7F90-4CE3-A0F5-065F3E0A7D33.jpeg
And I bet you're a happy driver going down the hwy now too!
 

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Thanks to @blnewt for the write up on LCA swap. I used ramps and was able to swap out my LCAs without much of a problem. Bolt holes lined up perfect. I Only had trouble torquing 1 bolt.
alignment numbers after are good.
63B432DD-7F90-4CE3-A0F5-065F3E0A7D33.jpeg
@blnewt has helped a bunch of us improve our steering. Thanks Brad!

 

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