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Upper swing arm bolts

oharris

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When replacing the upper swing arm, from the factory, the bolts are facing outward (bolt heads towards the middle) and they are a bitch to get in and out. Is there any reason they have to be that way? They go in so much easier the other way.
 






Runnin'OnEmpty

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I think it might be for easier access for wheel alignment.

I remember installing one of my bolts the wrong way when
adding the round camber adjusters...
 






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Consider replacing them with a camber kit. A little easier to work with plus more range.
 






oharris

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I think it might be for easier access for wheel alignment.

I remember installing one of my bolts the wrong way when
adding the round camber adjusters...

I don't see how it would make a difference, they appear to be symmetrical.

Consider replacing them with a camber kit. A little easier to work with plus more range.

I was going to do just that, but it already had the kit installed.
 






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