[DML] TAB Success!!
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[DML] TAB Success!!

Hello everyone,

I thought I would update my TAB situation. After finding that one 
side was missing all the shims I decided it would be prudent to 
replace both bolts.

Took about 1 and 1/2 hours to complete the task. I did not have to 
cut any bolts and nothing was rusted together. I had ordered new 
bushings but it turns out mine look great so I guess I will return 
them. The bolts needed a little convincing to come out, I just 
unscrewed them all the way out or the trailing arm. Turns out both 
bolts are bent slightly, perhaps a degree or two. Was that a good 
move reusing the bushings? I flipped over the washers because one 
side was indented, the other was fresh so I figure this is OK. 

All in all I would rate this job a 3 out of 10 if nothing needs 
cutting, no other parts need removing and nothing is rusted 
together. (A tuneup is WAY harder) I put the car up on stands to 
replace the bolts and then backed it up onto my ramps to torque them 
to 55lbs. 

For the bolt that was missing the shims I separated the arm away 
from the frame (with the old bolt still in) and measured how many of 
my new shims would fit between the arm and the washer. Crude yes, 
and an alignment is in my future but I figured with shims so thick I 
really can't go wrong. (I know ill catch flack for this!) 

Dan- if you are reading this I will be coming down for an alignment 



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