1 I reused the OEM bolts because one of the bolts came out of the box with the nut cross threaded onto it (When I did the drivers side off camera) and the bolts had a finer thread pitch than the OEM bolts so I just ditched them a retained my OEM hardware because they were in good condition.I didn't watch the whole thing, but a couple things I found interesting.
1. you like to re-use the OEM bolts and didn't want to use the new ones that came with the lower arm. Why?
2. Did you mention that the lower arm has to be torqued while the suspension is loaded? Not while it's up in the air?
Great comprehensive vid otherwise for the areas I jumped around in.
I did look it up and seems your are correct. I have never done this before and never had any problems but it sure is a thing!@UnderPoweredSS you'll have to look up "preloaded rubber bushings" to get an idea of what I'm talking about. It's basically since the beginning of time that this is a thing and recommended procedure. I'm not making it up.
In a nutshell the metal sleeve is bonded to the rubber vs a urethane bushing and it's sleeve being a free spinning tube in the bushing.
Because it's bonded in a rubber application, you need to tighten it while the suspension is loaded. Using a jack to lift one side at a time is fine. You're essentially tightening the rubber at a certain angle and then lowering the car and the rubber is now under tension. Forever. Where as at rest it shouldn't have any tension. It's really easy to address and common best practice
Now for the easy button, and this doesn't mess with your alignment at all.I did look it up and seems your are correct. I have never done this before and never had any problems but it sure is a thing!
Already done. I used 4 ramps. took like 3 minutes.Now for the easy button, and this doesn't mess with your alignment at all.
Use ramps, or jackstands... Jackstands under your suspension arms and not frame. Or one side at a time, using a jack to lift suspension up a few inches..
Loosen those nuts on the pivot for the lower arm, and retorque them. That's it.