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Gen 2 Truxxx or Spacer lift - Upper control arm problems - Working on fix

Thread in 'Suspension' started by Todd Z, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Hey all,

    Im currently working on a fix for the tough angle created by the Truxxx or other spacer lift kit for the Gen2. This will work on v6 and v8, 2wd and 4wd. It will also work on 07-10 Regular 4 Door explorer too !!

    I started off with spacing ball joints but the spacers don't fit the arms like I want. SOOO I started working with 1.5" longer upper ball joints. I found the OEM ones are welded or pressed into the arms. So I bought a set of aftermarket arms, Special ball joints and started fabricating..... So far so good.

    I got the OEM ones apart, new ball joints in.

    NOW I just have to test fit the taper in the spindle... The OEM is smaller BUT they make special tools to ream the taper. This is common on old cars and lifted trucks with Jeep parts ECT. SO its a safe mod to do.

    This will also get rid of the need to buy the $700 BTF uni ball upper control arms and leave the suspension working the way it should. The BCA arms are nice and well made but the uniball is not good for street use and will fail quickly and need to replaced at about $100 every few years.

    Ill keep you posted on fitment as I'm lifting Black soon and I want to get it right the first time !!!

    Feel free to ask any questions or leave comments. Thanks !!

    Todd Z
     

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    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Updated with more work complete and almost ready to go !!!!
     

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    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Ready for paint !!!
     

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    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Todd, will this way keep the alighnment specs as OEM?
     
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    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    These will not change the alignment, BUT the spacers do and the spacer lift kit comes with new specs.
     

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