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How to Install Upper Control Arms and Front Struts + Spacers

Second Gen Silverado 5.3 4x4 upper control arm (UCA) and front struts + spacers install
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Re: How to Install Upper Control Arms and Front Struts + Spa

Postby Drolds72 » Oct 14 2020, 9:57pm

I just did this, and had the same seized uca bolts. There is just enough room to come straight down on bolt with a carbide tipped sawzall blade. 30-45 seconds per cut, ideally between inside ear of mount and outside of bushing. If you have to go through the rubber, it will still work, just will take a bit longer and stink. Blades are $15 each and worth every penny. One blade per control arm.
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Re: How to Install Upper Control Arms and Front Struts + Spa

Postby jason07 » Oct 15 2020, 7:04pm

How are you liking the NAPA struts? ride is good?
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Re: How to Install Upper Control Arms and Front Struts + Spa

Postby Beater » Oct 15 2020, 7:19pm

Good job. I did my struts last year watching this video. I need to do the the control arms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLC1SrzSf4U

I have no idea how to embed this video :D
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