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    Mr. Beretta
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    How many miles on that LCA bushings/ball joint? I know when I do mine (if I do), I will pay the extra 100 per side and get the complete LCAs so all I have to do is R&R. I watched the techs wrestle with that LCA ball joint on a LCA that had about 1000 miles on it; didn't look like fun to me.

    Don't know anything about Hummers, but I do speak Malamute.

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    I have 113k miles on my original ball joints and bushings
    Squeaky3: 06 H3 ALPHA D70 front/Eaton HO72 rear 5.13 gears, custom crossmember for long arms, lockers, 4:1 T-case, v8 swap, hybrid cage, Warn 12k Custom bumpers....do it all vehicle

    "H3 front axles are like drunk cheerleaders....just use em until they get mouthy...then toss em and get another." -anonymous


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    Can't complain about those miles...

    Don't know anything about Hummers, but I do speak Malamute.

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    Certainly not. I'm very pleased with the life I got. Just not looking forward to the replacement...muscling these things are always a pain. Contemplating having a shop deal with it and do both. I have one on me as a spare I got from Zach
    Squeaky3: 06 H3 ALPHA D70 front/Eaton HO72 rear 5.13 gears, custom crossmember for long arms, lockers, 4:1 T-case, v8 swap, hybrid cage, Warn 12k Custom bumpers....do it all vehicle

    "H3 front axles are like drunk cheerleaders....just use em until they get mouthy...then toss em and get another." -anonymous


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    Just the LCA is not bad, that's why if I were doing it, I would price someone else rebuilding it vs. myself just replacing the LCA assembly. Probably be about the same price. But if you got 103K on your balls; I believe Alec has over 110K, so at my 55K, I probably have some time. Probably more time that I will need.

    Don't know anything about Hummers, but I do speak Malamute.

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    Chris, we were talking about this today and we voted that it's better just to buy the bushings (if needed) and the ball joint. When you do the lower control arm, you still have to press a bushing out of the frame so the amount of work you save by buying a new LCA is diminished. Additionally, you can install an AC Delco ball joint with a zerk fitting so you can keep it greased.

    If you are only doing the ball joint, leave the LCA in the truck and do it there. That's what we're going to do on Saturday to Jerry S' truck

    It's not that bad of a job, it just takes persistence, a ball joint press and maybe some other long bolts, nuts and spacers to work with the ball joint press to make it work.

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    Doug, I'm at 129K now and have replaced the passenger side LCA twice - full replacement once, rebuilt the second time. Driver's side has only been done once. Original replacements were probably around the 80K mark, but I'm not sure.


 

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