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Old 07-09-2015
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Replacing Upper Control Arms

I recently purchased my first ranger (2001 XLT 4x4 Stepside). I took it in to have it gone over and it sounds like the ball joints need to be replaced. The shop wanted way too much money for the repair and after reading some forums it seems like it's not too difficult to do. I really just wanted to ask for any general advice in the repair and to verify that I have picked the correct/best parts.

Here is what I'm planning to order: X 2

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Anything from moog is good,as far as the repair I have never done it.
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I have replaced the upper control arms on my Ranger. I used the best quality Raybestos parts. The best quality Moog parts should be good too. I have heard the cheaper Moog ones are not good. I don't know if those camber bolts are the standard ones or the camber kit that are use for older suspensions. It would probably be best to install the camber kit now to avoid having to do it later.

The install is not hard if you have the right parts and be careful to put them on the right side. Make sure you put the washer on the right side of the camber adjustment cam and torque everything to proper specification.
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