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I had the same issue when i installed my leveling kit. The new is have for you is not good. We tore the bushing and i needed to buy a whole new control arm. Nobody sells the replacement bushing for the control arm. Be careful.
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I had the same issue when i installed my leveling kit. The new is have for you is not good. We tore the bushing and i needed to buy a whole new control arm. Nobody sells the replacement bushing for the control arm. Be careful.
great. goin to work on it now. ill update when I can
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Well my only help decided he'd rather watch the football game. So the truck will have to wait till tuesday when my dad drives down from maryland to help me.

Question: once I get the nut off....is the bolt theoretically supposed to just slide out? Or is it threaded in there still and you have to back it out? That will help a lot.
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it should just slide out. inside the bushing there is a steel sleeve that my bolt seized to which caused the ripping of the bushing.
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it should just slide out. inside the bushing there is a steel sleeve that my bolt seized to which caused the ripping of the bushing.
That's gotta be what is going on with mine. What's weird is the passenger side I was able to back it out pretty far before it seized up. Now the drivers side I can't move at all. So stupid. I wish I would have found out this was a common problem so I could have taken it somewhere to get it done and let them deal with it. Also not looking forward to most likely having to buy new LCAs
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Yeah it was my drivers side that seized i got my passenger side out no problem.
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I forgot they started to make the bushings after i had my issue.
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oh okay that's good to know. who sells them??
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Update: Yesterday my buddy's dad managed to get the passenger side bolt out (the one in the picture) now today my dad is coming to battle the drivers side. It doesn't appear he damaged the passenger side bushings from what I could see. So we'll try to spare the drivers side too since no one around me has them in stock. I'd have to wait three days to get them through advanced auto. So with a little elbow grease I hope to have these bilsteins installed by this evening! Thank god front end mechanic dad is coming to the rescue
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That's great news...question is, how did he get it out???
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