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Thread: Thrust Arm replacement method

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    Default Thrust Arm replacement method

    I don't really know what forces act on the upper arms when the car is at a rest. Would it be possible for me to replace the arms while it's just up on the ramps? Or is it really necessary to jack the car up and unload the wheels?
    Ex-Calypso Red 540i owner

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    Default must unload, those hold the steering knuckle stable.

    Quote Originally Posted by andyman32
    I don't really know what forces act on the upper arms when the car is at a rest. Would it be possible for me to replace the arms while it's just up on the ramps? Or is it really necessary to jack the car up and unload the wheels?
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    Gotcha - thanks Jeff, that's what I was wondering about.
    Ex-Calypso Red 540i owner

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