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Thread: Any tips/advice on replacing the lower control arms?

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    Any tips/advice on replacing the lower control arms?

    Welp, just got my new LCA's from DeLorean Go and plan to install them this weekend. Any tips or hints I should know about? I also got the Drayron tail light circuit boards and they are AMAZING!! Thanks in advance! Delorean suspension.jpg
    81 DeLorean w 4.3 Chevy Vortec engine mated to Porsche 915 transaxle

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    Not particularly, slow and steady. Make sure you get the control arm supports in the correct orientation! You may find a jack helpful under the LCArms to re-connect the hub to the upper control arm. Getting the lower shock mounting in can be a bit fiddly (depends on the type of shocks/dampers you have) and you 'may' need additional spacers.
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    Great! Thanks for the info!
    81 DeLorean w 4.3 Chevy Vortec engine mated to Porsche 915 transaxle

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    Make sure you have some quality spring compressors. If you have original springs, you need to grab 6 coils with the spring compressor. Any less and you won’t be able to remove the spring. A ball joint separator folk tool may be helpful as well.
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