Rebuilt front end..................Questions

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  1. from6to8

    from6to8 There's suction so I used that end O_O

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    Put on Tokico Hp blues on front and rear, moog ball joints and bushings, ES end links, and prothane sway bar bushings. I only drove car for about 25 miles from the guy's shop home. It was a few areas of the road that I specifically wanted to drive over that before the work it would bottom out on front in one spot of the road and further up the road in the rear it would sound like the back tire was rubbing when I drove over that one spot of the road, low dip on the right side.

    I still got that sound of the rear tire rubbing when I went over the one spot and at the other spot, it didn't seem to bottom out really but I definitely noticed going over it. Just wondering if there is a break in period for new shocks and struts? I do notice that the front of my car has raised up some. Like I said I haven't driven the car other than getting it home and won't drive again till next Friday when I take it to get new front tires and alignment checked. Tire on front pass side is pretty much bald and white thread is showing and I wonder if that's causing a pull when I break? Pull only seems to happen above 55 or so.

    Lastly, how often do the ball joints need to be greased?
     
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    Factory replacement ball joints are sealed and do not need to be greased. If the new ball joints have grease fittings on the bottom, then about once a year.

    Shocks do not have a break in period. However, shocks should have nothing to do with the tire rubbing. If the tire is rubbing, then there is another problem. The stock control arm bushings have a tendancy to wear out, causing the control arms to sag. That is one possibility.

    It is possible a worn tire can cause the car to pull to one side under breaking, but it is not the most likely cause. Most people neglect to clean and lubricate the sliding pins on the calipers when they change the brake pads. Most likely one caliper is grabbing harder than the other due to a lubrication problem. A bad alignment can cause the car to pull as well.

    Kurt
     
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    Factory replacement ball joints are sealed and do not need to be greased. If the new ball joints have grease fittings on the bottom, then about once a year.

    Shocks do not have a break in period. However, shocks should have nothing to do with the tire rubbing. If the tire is rubbing, then there is another problem. The stock control arm bushings have a tendancy to wear out, causing the control arms to sag. That is one possibility.

    It is possible a worn tire can cause the car to pull to one side under breaking, but it is not the most likely cause. Most people neglect to clean and lubricate the sliding pins on the calipers when they change the brake pads. Most likely one caliper is grabbing harder than the other due to a lubrication problem. A bad alignment can cause the car to pull as well.

    Kurt
     
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  4. from6to8

    from6to8 There's suction so I used that end O_O

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    will get it checked Friday when get front tires put on

    thanks
     
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