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PostSubject: what should do next?   Sat May 29, 2010 8:41 pm

ok guys i need your input. Embarassed what should i do next. ive got my 9ci steering box , all tightened , painted ready to install. or my umi lower control arms. thank you bill f. i want the best bang for my money. now most of you know i dont beat on the buick. labor rate i get a discount at my friends shop. but my question is daily driving what am i going to notice the difference? lmk. thanks.

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PostSubject: Re: what should do next?   Sat May 29, 2010 9:12 pm

I'd imagine you'd feel the steering box more than the control arms. I'd say do the steering first and then do the control arms when it's time to replace the bushings or ball joints.
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PostSubject: what should i do next?   Sun May 30, 2010 10:36 am

thats what i was thinking brad. thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: what should do next?   Sun May 30, 2010 3:45 pm

I would hold off on the box, and replace the rest of the front end at the same time. Without replacing the worn tie-rods, centerlink & idler arm, you're only going to gain half of what you could. Do all that together though, and it will literally feel like a brand new car. That's just my .02 though. Not sure if that is even an option for you right now.

I would say you cant go wrong either way. Both the arms, and the box will make a dramatic difference in how the car feels.
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