Suicidedoors.com gets several calls a week about how hard it is to assemble a super pivot joint. I agree, its a little tough. You want the pivot ball to be tight, not a sloppy loosy loose one. Here's how you can put them together with typical tools, we used to put them together like this but now we have a neat pneumatic ram to compress the bushings.
Have you had a problem with your valve sticking? Or leaking air in or out of your system?
Well here is a step by step walk through on how to clean out your valves and make them work good as new. In this article we are working on a SMC brand valve but the steps taken are silmilar for all diaphram style valves on the market.
Here is a step notch install done by my 2 brothers and myself. luke tore it apart, adam did all the welding, and i played boss.
Adam's welding skills are amazing. he can run a perfect bead vertical, horizontal, overhead, and anyway you can imagine. i was going to do the install myself but he insisted on doing most of the work, so i didnt argue.
If you have a bagged s-series, you know theres that pain in the ass triangle plate on the drivers side (both sides on newer blazers) with bolts hanging down that not only hold you up from laying frame but get caught on everything and end up getting completely destroyed. Well these bolts hold your transmission crossmember in the frame, so tearing them up isnt the best idea for the integrity of your truck.
ATTENTION: In December of 2007, the forward half of the 3-link/5-link kit was redesigned and features a longer wishbone, longer lower bars, and a taller gastank crossmember. These changes make the measurements in the following how-to different than the new kit, but the basic installation is still the same.
This HowTo will basically cover the install of a Barnyard Customs upper control arm for an s10. However many of the practices are the same with other control arms from other manufactures so it may be a good reference for you.