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I see an FJ Cruiser sticker but can’t make out what else it says.
 

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My internet explorer has been down for a day or so. I`ve been using firefox to get online. I`m not used to it and i`n having to search for all my favorites i`ve saved since the don`t transfer over from IE....not cool :)
 

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I got down to Firestone today for my alignment and they told me they couldn`t do it because my Lower Control Arms are wore out. They wanted $1100 to fix them. I told them no I`ll do it myself. He told me it wandered all over the road during a test drive. I told them that's funny it didn`t wander all over the road coming over here. I`m a little pissed right now. I`m looking into new parts but as for now I have to drive around without my alignment done. My tires are going to hate me.
 

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I got down to Firestone today for my alignment and they told me they couldn`t do it because my Lower Control Arms are wore out. They wanted $1100 to fix them. I told them no I`ll do it myself. He told me it wandered all over the road during a test drive. I told them that's funny it didn`t wander all over the road coming over here. I`m a little pissed right now. I`m looking into new parts but as for now I have to drive around without my alignment done. My tires are going to hate me.
I wouldn't even deal with changing the bushings or ball joint. Simpler to slap new ones from Rock Auto.


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I got down to Firestone today for my alignment and they told me they couldn`t do it because my Lower Control Arms are wore out. They wanted $1100 to fix them. I told them no I`ll do it myself. He told me it wandered all over the road during a test drive. I told them that's funny it didn`t wander all over the road coming over here. I`m a little pissed right now. I`m looking into new parts but as for now I have to drive around without my alignment done. My tires are going to hate me.
It sounds like its time for a solid front axle swap Steve :)
 

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I wouldn't even deal with changing the bushings or ball joint. Simpler to slap new ones from Rock Auto.


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That's what I`m doing. I was actually just looking at the Moog and Mevtech brands, Both seem to have good reviews. I'm leaning towards Moog. I`m going to buy the cam bolt sets also and most likely cut off the old ones :)
 

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That's what I`m doing. I was actually just looking at the Moog and Mevtech brands, Both seem to have good reviews. I'm leaning towards Moog. I`m going to buy the cam bolt sets also and most likely cut off the old ones :)
Well Steve, looks like I am in a similar situation now. Went down to Firestone yesterday for an alignment, but was sadly told that they were unable to adjust the right side due to the camber bolt being frozen :frown: My bushings are still good though, so I wont need to replace them just yet. Now I have new Moog camber bolts coming from Rock Auto. Firestone wanted $150 just for labor to install them so I politely told them I would take care of it myself.
 

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Well Steve, looks like I am in a similar situation now. Went down to Firestone yesterday for an alignment, but was sadly told that they were unable to adjust the right side due to the camber bolt being frozen :frown: My bushings are still good though, so I wont need to replace them just yet. Now I have new Moog camber bolts coming from Rock Auto. Firestone wanted $150 just for labor to install them so I politely told them I would take care of it myself.
In all honesty I haven`t thoroughly looked at my LCAs yet. I`m guessing I need 2 cam bolts per LCA for a total of 4 cam bolts for both LCAs ? I`m going to be ordering everything here in the next day or so :)
 

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... Firestone wanted $150 just for labor to install them so I politely told them I would take care of it myself.
$150 to do what could become a b¡tch of a job is a very fair price.

Although I would still do it myself, because I have trust issues... and don't like others working on my FJ.

Make sure to take pictures of the cam bolt mounting holes. Mine were egged and took Total Chaos cam gusset tabs for the fix, solid now.
 

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$150 to do what could become a b¡tch of a job is a very fair price.

Although I would still do it myself, because I have trust issues... and don't like others working on my FJ.

Make sure to take pictures of the cam bolt mounting holes. Mine were egged and took Total Chaos cam gusset tabs for the fix, solid now.
Got the new bolts in today so I may begin to tackle this tonight. I also dont like anyone else working on my FJ, which is why I am going to attempt this myself. I got an impact gun and a big hammer. Hopefully thats all I need....
 
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