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WTF?? LCA slop???

This is a discussion on WTF?? LCA slop??? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; my spohn LCAs were getting a little noisy.....more so than usual....i have the del spheres so they are rebuildable.....so thought ...

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    WTF?? LCA slop???

    my spohn LCAs were getting a little noisy.....more so than usual....i have the del spheres so they are rebuildable.....so thought it might be time for a refresh.....took em off.........dis assembled...regreased.....went to put on....noticed ALOT of slop in front to back movement....took the bolt out and the spacer the bolt goes thru.....noticed that there is about 32nd play on each side of the bolt in the spacer.....thats right 1/16 total....and with 2 bolts...........thats 1/8 of play..........WTF??? i was fixin to chew spohn up and down .....then i got out my stock LCAs......it has the same amount of slop with the bolts in guess you dont notice the slop in the stockers with all that rubber......but in the spohns.......no rubber.....a 1/2 bolt fits great in the spacer but wont go thru the bolt holes in the frame or the rear guess i have to live with the slop????
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    Drill the holes on the frame for 1/2'' bolts.

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    haha that's what I was going to say. if it works you just made up a new LCA mod lol

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    wonder if i can even get a drill up in there.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    wonder if i can even get a drill up in there.......
    No, but an angled die grinder will fit ! I welded my holes, then cleaned them up.

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    bugger up my holes with bad drilling???........hmmmmmm

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    I drilled mine a few years ago. It was a pita.

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    thats what i was thinkin....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02blkws6 View Post
    I drilled mine a few years ago. It was a pita.
    I'll be doing my suspension very soon. is it worth the trouble to drill the holes out?

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    i may do it.......but not now

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    so is this what causes the rattling sound?

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    that much slop in that hole..........i am thinkin so

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    the banging noise is driving me crazy.....i found a angle die grinder and a stepped 1/4 shank stepped drill bit........i just wonder

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    I doubt that a die grinder will handle a step bit... Maybe an electric close quarter angle drill might fit.

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    gotta be a easier way!!!!!

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    If it were easy, it wouldn't be an "F"-Body !!! LOL !!!

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    no other words have been more true. I enjoy wrenching around on my 64 Pontiac.... I dislike working on my camaro alot.. the only satisfaction I get from it is after I've finished, the feeling that I've conquered the evil camaro!!

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    my firebird has me whipped like a little slut puppy

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    maybe have a machince shop fab up some new bushings with smaller bolt holes????

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    I took out my poly PHB and LCAs last night and put in rod end pieces in their places. 2 things I noticed:

    1) pita to get them lined up with the bracket holes.
    2) unlike the poly bushings, there isn't any slop.

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