I Love it When a Plan Comes Together

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I dropped my truck off at the shop this morning to get a proper alignment, and I am one step closer to completing it. Over the last couple of weekends I finished:

1. Replacing the bent upper control arm that kept alignment out of spec.

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2. Replaced polyurethane a-arm bushings with stock regular ones (truck was very jittery)

3. Replaced Bilstein front shocks with OEM ones (Bilstein shocks have sticker of Nürburgring on them, and I'm slowly turning into James May.)

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4. Rebuilt front calipers. One stuck on and cooked the hub, which led to item 5. Fun fact! Did you know Chrysler uses non-metal caliper pistons? They seem to be some sort of high-temp plastic, but still seems weird to me...

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5. Replaced driver side hub.

6. Re-bled the brake system

The best part of it all was after I torqued everything down and set the truck on the ground I took it for a spin and everything was perfect! Firm brake pedal, no squeaky bushings, no squeaky brakes, and no vibrations/shaking. I don't know about you, but that almost never happens to me!

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