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Old September 13th, 2017, 14:30
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Re: Replacing upper and lower control arms on a '96 XJ

Remove the front wheel/tire assembly of the side you are going to do first (do only one side at a time, and one arm out at a time).
With a medium length (approx. 16") prybar, remove one arm, adjust the size of the new arm as it sits next to the old one (you ARE getting adjustable replacement arms, right?), lock down the locknut, and install it. As stated earlier above, do NOT tighten the hardware yet.
After you install all four arms loose, install your wheel/tire assemblies, lower the vehicle. Torque your lugnuts, then tighten all of the control arm hardware. Now get your front end alignment checked by a station that can perform proper alignments on raised 4x4's.
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