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Old 07-15-2013, 04:48 PM   #84
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Quick Update:

If you're a friend on FB, then you probably saw the photos of how the new front knuckles popped out of the ball joints. (if not, im gonna make a photo update later anyway so just wait.)

Anyway... Fixed the ball joint/knuckle issue yesterday.

It ended up being a diameter difference between the 2005 and stock 2000 ball joint shafts. My 2000 ball joints were just too small so me and dad spend nearly the entire day grinding the rivets away on the LCAs so we could go cheap and just swap to 05' ball joints.

All and all we spent over seven hours of work getting cooked on the driveway in 90*+ humid weather. (I nearly had a heat stroke according to my mom...)

I absolutely hated every single minute of it but damn am I glad I got it done!!



I also decided to hold off on the SVT rear brakes till after FocusFest so I don't have to worry about running outta time or having a issue pop up last minute.
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