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Old 04-26-2019, 06:19 PM   #11
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To OP...did this a while back on my svt when i was living in midwest n was a pain due to rust. All bolts will snap even with penetrating oil if suspension is oe. Get all ur parts before u start and use tons of antisieze on new hardware. Also have propane or map gas on hand along with punches and cutting wheel. Had to cut my arms in 3 pieces to cut the eliptical bolts out that got to the subframe. If u have air tools shouldnt take long but it can be done by hand but will take an entire day. Also i was going to use por15 to coat new arms but opted for undercoat spray.
What ull need:
2 rear control arms(i bought dorman ones n cant remember if they came with new bumpstops or if i reused old ones)
New bolts n nuts that go from the arm to hub area(ace lowes or homedepot n get grade 8 or 10)
2 eliptical bolts that go to subframe(order thru ford dealer and are like 20~30 bucks each)
Rear sway links
Penetraiting oil
Propane or map
Cutting wheel
Big breaker bar or cheater pipe
Undercoating or por15(optional)
Also id recommend getting an alignment after ur done cuz i had some weird toe-in to the rear after doing everything. Good luck!
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