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Best Answer bmarshall1 , 11-18-2020 11:43 AM

OK,  I disassembled both sides of the front, re-jigged each part and they were all almost perfect mirror images of each other, but I changed out pieces for my spares just in case.  I compared the spindles to others I have using a angle finder and they were all within a few tenths of each other (based upon mounting surfaces, axle angles etc...)  one was slightly different than the others, but to my non-engineering brain it would seem to have given me less, not more camber.  so I replaced them with a matched pair.  I also feel a ball joint may have been bent but have not torn it down yet. 

 

I checked the sub 8 ways from Sunday and could see nothing that wasn't matching side to side and it compared perfectly against my spare sub-frame (I did not change it out).  Once reassembled they were w/in a tenth of a degree and to me that is well within the margin of error.

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The rear lower arm is strong enough to put on an f250 , they never bend  :)

Crazy how true this is! Changed many a tacoed rear upright and upper arm along with lower bolt...so often the LCA comes out smelling like a rose!


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OK,  I disassembled both sides of the front, re-jigged each part and they were all almost perfect mirror images of each other, but I changed out pieces for my spares just in case.  I compared the spindles to others I have using a angle finder and they were all within a few tenths of each other (based upon mounting surfaces, axle angles etc...)  one was slightly different than the others, but to my non-engineering brain it would seem to have given me less, not more camber.  so I replaced them with a matched pair.  I also feel a ball joint may have been bent but have not torn it down yet. 

 

I checked the sub 8 ways from Sunday and could see nothing that wasn't matching side to side and it compared perfectly against my spare sub-frame (I did not change it out).  Once reassembled they were w/in a tenth of a degree and to me that is well within the margin of error.






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