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that pic isnt his truck, and he has t-bars so no coils...
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his torsion bar is his spring essentially.
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thats not his truck, and his is a 2wd Edge that has t-bars just like your 4x4
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... wait I don't get it could a few more people chime in and explain

I think I get it...ha

Well now I understand the t-bar thing. I never bothered to understand them since i have a 2000 2wd
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I looked up prices for Dana ball joints at NAPA and they told me 75each for the uppers, what kind of $150 each balljoints are you gettin'??
sorry, http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

they are 110 a piece... i didnt want to spend $220 plus tax on a part that will wear out just like the stock one.
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Ok, just go to a auto parts store you can get uppers for about 50 bucks each
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think about it... why would i need to go to an autoparts store when i just got these new arms in the mail?
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well i thought you said you needed to replace them... not paying attention i suppose.
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What spindles are on that truck in the pic? cuz I have an Edge and if I could get those arms with the uniball and they work, that would be awesome....let me know thanks

Jason
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What spindles are on that truck in the pic? cuz I have an Edge and if I could get those arms with the uniball and they work, that would be awesome....let me know thanks

Jason
any spindle will work, you just have to modify it to accept the uniball
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Those arms look great Alon. I should have looked a little harder at these when you were talking about these last month.
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i actaully think that from looking at the pic that those upper arms would work on a 4wd
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are the new control arms longer than stock?
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are the new control arms longer than stock?
no, they are an exact replica of the stock dimensions
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ah...darn....I need them a little longer (like an 1") or at least adjustable

Thanks anyway
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Old 07-21-2006
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These arms will work on any Ranger 98+, just have to specify whether XL/XLT or Edge because the spindles are different, but you can still get them to work.

Like Alon has said, they are the same dimensions as stock arms, just with a 1" uniball instead of ball joints, which allow much more movement, and you gain about 4" of travel putting your front end at about 9-10" if strapped and cycled correctly.

$500 for these isn't bad at all, I just dropped $5,300 on my front end, so this is cheap.
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well its taking a little longer than i had hoped to put these on since i am trying to find a different way to mount them instead of drilling a hole right through the spindle.

the new ideas i have will be alot stronger, i just have to located some parts or see if i will have to get some parts machined.

Also, i am going to be relocating my resovoirs, adding stainless steel braided brake lines, camber kit and limit straps
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I need the actual control arm to be longer to help with camber issues.

And yeah the Edge/4wd spindle I know has the bigger balljoint up top as opposed to the regular 2wd's.


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These arms will work on any Ranger 98+, just have to specify whether XL/XLT or Edge because the spindles are different, but you can still get them to work.

Like Alon has said, they are the same dimensions as stock arms, just with a 1" uniball instead of ball joints, which allow much more movement, and you gain about 4" of travel putting your front end at about 9-10" if strapped and cycled correctly.

$500 for these isn't bad at all, I just dropped $5,300 on my front end, so this is cheap.
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I need the actual control arm to be longer to help with camber issues.

And yeah the Edge/4wd spindle I know has the bigger balljoint up top as opposed to the regular 2wd's.
if you knew exactly how much longer you needed i'm sure he can make something for you.

also, he might be able to put heims in the end instead of the bushings so you can adjust it even more

let me know and i'll give you his phone number
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yeah, that would work...heim joints, or at least adjustable rod ends....you know bushing on the end of the threaded rod, with a nut, and the threads go into the control arm to adjust for length...sort of what they do for four links and panhard bars
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ya...... so right now i will not be reccomending these to anyone really..........

i have been delaying so long because i am not happy with any way to mount the arms safely and i will probably end up drilling the spindle like in that picture and then plating the front and sides of the spindle to give it back the strength.

the only problem is that the spindle has to be tig welded with a certain rod and preheated in order for it to weld properly

hopefully trent and i will get em on the truck this friday
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did you get them from the same company as moe?
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trent?

yes.... thats why i am hesitant to put them on
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