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Old 12-28-2002, 01:42 PM
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The underhood look of a Volare isn't so bad. Like you said, don't flip the clip and your truck will look fine. This Volare clip was installed two times. It isn't beautiful but I had to fill some major gaps from a hack job done a couple owners ago. Can you see the upper ball joint has flats for a large crescent wrench (Mopar no doubt has a special tool but you don't need it.) Important distinction because you'll trash the upper control arm if you press them instead of unscrew them. Yours may not be threaded.

You have two motor mount choices that I know of. Video shows how to fab them. Some suppliers sell jigsaw puzzle Volare mount kits but they are a joke for $50. The "must change" torsion bar end bushings are on the lower control arm at the end of the torsion bars. Before I changed them, you could adjust the bar tension and the truck just laid there, now you can make minor adjustments to ride height.

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