Re: [DML] Wishbone LCA's
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Re: [DML] Wishbone LCA's

You won't have clearance for a full length bolt with the A/C accumulator in the way. Even on the driver's side there isn't enough clearance for the bolt and a hammer swing.

You also could frig the threads up when the arm drops slightly as the old bolt is driven out (that's why you need beveled edges on the 1/2" bolt shanks -- the arm has to relocate itself as they pass through).

I did this myself when I added the fender washers (LCA's were already in place, and I didn't feel like removing them). For a couple dollars worth of Grade 2 bolts from Lowes or Home Despot, why push water uphill?

As you can see, supplied bolts don't even have enough length for fender washers, much less hardened backing washers:
They're Grade 5 anyway -- just buy some 1/2" longer Grade 8's.

Bill Robertson

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Stephen Rice <stevedmc@...> wrote:
> I was planning to use my old bolts as shanks to keep the control arm
> in place.  I figure I can use the new bolts to tap out the old bolts.
> Maybe this won't work but it makes sense to me.  I guess it just
> depends on which side of the control arm the heads of my current bolts
> are.  Obviously it won't work if the heads of my bolts are towards the
> front of the car.
> Correct me if I am wrong, but it looks like your mod just involves
> putting a washer on each side of the bushing.  Those bolts must be an
> exact fit (for original outrigger design) if they aren't big enough to
> hold two extra washers.
> I was thinking of installing the outriggers just using the hardware
> they come with since I'm so excited about the install.  I can always
> go back and add washers if needed.  Perhaps this would make a good
> mini tech day for myself and any others that aren't interested in the
> Disney World stuff at DCS.  I'm sure several people are interested in
> this mod and would love to see how it gets put together.
> Btw, I have Henninger's LCAs and love them.  This is just a nice
> little mod to make it better than it has to be.
> -Steve Rice
> #16510
> > On May 1, 2012, at 12:18 PM, "content22207" <brobertson@...> wrote:
> >
> >> If you're still not planning on removing the springs, remember the trick I told you about 1/2" bolt shanks. If you don't do that, the LCA will drop (at the pivot end) as soon as pivot bolt is removed and you'll never get it lined up again -- at least not until the springs are removed.
> >>
> >> Are you going to butt the brackets against the shock towers, or are you going to stand them off with hardened washers? If you're going to stand them off, you'll need to order some longer bolts (if your brackets show up with Grade 5 bolts you might want to order replacement Grade 8's anyway).
> >>
> >> You'll need longer bolts as well if you're going to overlay the bracket bushing lips with fender washers. I received an eMail in the fall from an owner who reported that his brackets were pulling through the bushings (the only thing that prevents the brackets from doing that are the lips on the bushings).
> >>
> >> This is how I installed mine:
> >>
> >> Bill Robertson
> >> #5939


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