How hard is it? General Time to do Uppers and Lowers on a lifted 89? It has been done before by someone else so the rivets are gone. Anyone have a write up of how to do it? Do I need to release the torsion bars? Special Tools? Thanks!
Its been long while since I did mine, back when that 4Runner was IFS. I recall that was the job where I went out and bought my pitman arm puller... used it to pull the ball joints. It worked wonders. I HIGHLY recommend buying a pitman puller or ball joint puller before starting. Pickle forks are for the birds.
Buy a service manual first-no special tools are required basic hand tools can cover that job. Toyotas came with bolts or nuts and studs OEM. Rivets thats GM/FORD crap so don't be so sure they've been serviced before, and replace with factory parts keep the toyota gods happy. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
No special tools, but it does help if you have a small pitman arm puller. It needs to be small enough to fit w/in the spindle arm though.
Slide a 2x4 between the upper arm and droop bumpstop to give you a little more clearance.
Since you're replacing them, it'd be a good time to add a set of bjoint spacers and low pro stops like Rockstomper's IFS kit to get a wee more travel. <IMG SRC="smilies/jester.gif" border="0">
Thanks for the help Guys. I know they are bad since the pass side leans in at a 45* angle. Popped it on the last run. I'd like to run the spacers but I'm spending too much as it is on a IFS. I'm taking money away from the ol SAS. But one last question, do I need to release or remove the torsion bars to do the Uppers?
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