Originally Posted by Deco
Wow there is good info here, but I'm confused. I went to the site rockauto and decided on the moog upper control arms and bottom ball joints. Question on the control arms are they one of the same? What I mean is the LH (left hand?) control arm is shaped like a wishbone and the RH (right hand?) is totatly different in shape. I have a 98 Ford Ranger 2WD 4 banger 2.5. I just do not want to order the wrong part and waste alot of time. Also is the front suspension a torsion or coil? Thanx for any help, everybody has been so helpful here I really appreciate that.
Right side upper control arms are two-piece to allow for better alignment of the right tire. They do make one-piece upper control arms, and I think some trucks came with those originally, but its best to stick with the same type as whats in your truck.
Go ahead and buy the upper bushings for the right control arm, they're easy to replace and will match the new bushings on the left side, and cheap too.