Generally the SB doesn’t need replacement....unless you’ve been jumping curbs. Be sure to check out other videos on replacing struts for tips you might need.I hope not, I'll be replacing the sway bars also. The video it didn't look that difficult. The plan is replace the SB, tie rods, struts and lower control arms.
Why do people replace the lower control arms if not bent?I hope not, I'll be replacing the sway bars also. The video it didn't look that difficult. The plan is replace the SB, tie rods, struts and lower control arms.
For not too much more money new LCA come with new bushings and ball joints pressed in ready to install.Why do people replace the lower control arms if not bent?
Is it for the new bushings that overwise are not readily replaceable?
I don't know, asking for learning purposes.
Ive seen a video where he used a cutting wheel in a dremel. He cut the nut and then split it.I'll echo what others are saying about the end links. They are a PITA. Cut them off with a sawzall or angle grinder if you can't break all 4 nuts in the first 15 minutes. It's not worth it.
Pick up a new pair at Advance and be happy you replaced your end links too
When replacing struts on the Pilot overextension of the axle is possible and should be avoided.I would remove the axle for one reason. Overextension. When I replaced the struts on my CL, I overextended the axles, and pulled the actual CV joint apart. Had to replace both axles. Maybe the Pilot gives more room, so you don't have to worry about doing that. I have not replaced the struts, so cannot comment with authority.