Every 2nd Matters
Looking to rebuild the steering linkage and put some Hothkis drop springs on Barricade this spring. Any of you mechanics on the forum have a guesstimate of what it might cost?
Yeah Control arm bushings are included. I guess I was a little too vague. I would purchase the springs, but have the shop do the rest, since I dont have a press or anything for the bushings, or spring compressors, or an air compressor...What brand and how complete a rebuilt are you talking?
DIY then take it in for an alignment or pay for all labor?
IMO you need to seriously consider control arm bushing and all given the age of the car.
As much as I would like to, I can say that will not be in the budget. I drive Barricade about 50 miles a week now, so justifying that to my bride when we have a lot of other things to take care of, like down payment on a house, just wont fly.Let me say this from my experience buy the whole control arm from Moog. I had two sets of upper bushings installed and I have had to replace the upper arms. My upper arms are lifetime warrantied.
On my lower arms I have replaced their bushings with help from a friend. If the go bad again I will buy new lower arms as well.
The new arms will have new bushing and ball joints already installed.
Yeah I got that. I will try to save some $$ and have my Bros help me. Pretty sure I can get them to work for Beer and BBQ.The point I was trying to make was the complete assembled arms are priced competitively once you compare the price of the joints, bushings etc. and an assembled arm you can easily put on rather than paying someone with a press to remove and rebuilt the current pieces.
Hadn't thought of the tool rental thing. I might be able to do this myself after all. Thanks Dwayne.Far as like the spring compressor, you disconnect the inside end of the arm and you can use a jack, or just "rent" from the parts store, most big chains have rental deals where you just pay for the tool up front and get a full refund when you return it. I even returned a broken tailpipe expander once and told them I was fine paying for it and they gave me my money back.