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ok so i am swapping a superlift 6" kit off of my 80 bronco onto my 85.
now this PITA was sitting for like 3-6 years i think, not sure exactly but it was a nice truck several years ago.
Just curious what bushings are REALLY important to replace?
(I already replaced my radius arm bushings)
springs eye, coil, bump stop, sway bar, tie rod, axle pivot bushings...?
I will definetly check to see which ones are cracked and all, but all in all which are the most important to replace....
keep in mind i am a cheap a$$, so I would preffer to not buy them ALL if i dont have to
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Yes. You will need a set for the right side and a set for the left side, so 2 of those. Before you replace them you might want to check yours, I just mentioned it because every truck I have seen with over 100,000 miles on it needs them replaced. Its usually the top one thats bad.
There not that difficult to change, but it will take some mechanical know-how. You will need some special tools to do it too - tie rod seperator (aka pickle fork), front wheel bearing adjusting nut socket, and a ball joint press. If you don't have a ball joint press any machine shop can change them for you. They usually charge $35 for each nuckle, so $70 for both. I think its cheaper if you buy the ball joints from them, or at least it is with my local shop.

And then when your done with everything you will need to have an alignment done on it.
 
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