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Old 11-10-14, 01:42 PM   #1
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So I'm replacing my entire front end suspension and before I get my hands dirty I wanna know if there's any little mishaps that may occur (I.e a special tool needed or something else lexus may throw at me as a set back.) I'm doing the control arms sway bars etc. also lowering it on coil overs some help would be greatly appreciated that's CL
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Old 11-10-14, 02:38 PM   #2
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A Pitman puller will help make the ball joints and control upper control arms easier to remove. A wire coat hanger will be nice to hold the brake caliper out of the way so you don't stress the brake line. Other than that, a good penetrating oil for the bolts.
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A Pitman puller will help make the ball joints and control upper control arms easier to remove. A wire coat hanger will be nice to hold the brake caliper out of the way so you don't stress the brake line. Other than that, a good penetrating oil for the bolts.
Thanks brother another thing socket size? Maybe a 14?
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You'll need 14mm, 17mm, and 19mm. A pitman puller would really help to get the lower balljoint out of the lower control arm.
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Yep, basic hand tools and that ball joint puller (I got mine from Harbor Freight for like 19$ and it worked great)

If you are doing coilovers you may want to hole saw the body where the upper camber arm will hit and bang it up a bit and undercoat that area to buy you a little more room so you dont end up slapping the control arm to the body all the time before you put everything back together.

Other than that its pretty straight forward.
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Thanks again y'all ! Much appreciated
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Just did this exact job on my GS, you do NOT need a pitman puller! Use a hammer, its way easier.
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