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An Upgrade EVERYONE should do

So about a month ago I think, I finally broke down and got my lower ball joints installed. Didn't pay too much attention to the upper's until it was time to get the alignment done. Found out they were shot. Boy were they ever.

So anyway I searched of course on here, got some advice and purchased the MOOG upper control arms with replaceable balljoints. I chose the upgraded passanger side one piece arm instead of that god aweful lookingone with the horizontal adjustment studs.

After getting these installed and the truck aligned at the Ford dealership I can say, the truck's ride and handling (sp?) has dramatically changed. no more sqeaking around corner's, or sloppy turning....so much tighter and smoother. Also I adjusted the ride height. I'll post pics of that later.

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New arms.....BEEF:





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Dang I should have got those when I recently replaced my front ball joints..
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Ive installed hundreds (i say that with confidence) of sets of moog upper ball joints on RBV's and they are the only ones i will sell to people, they are on my ranger too and i like them because i can grease them, and if you keep them greased, and keep your receipt, they are lifetime warranty
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How long do ball joints last after you max out your T bars? on a Level 2?
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RangerNVS, do you not have the torsion bars anymore or something? i see you have limit straps. whats your suspension setup?
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^^Superlift w/ superlift straps. Comes with the kit now.



I did mine right before the Superlift install. Tightened it up immensely.
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I was wondering what those straps were for.

Those UCA's look pretty sweet. What's a set of those run?
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105 ea a year ago from rock auto. i think price went down slightly recently?
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oh, so like $1000 canadian then LOL.
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I think under $200 off amazon shipped for the set.

I'm looking at this possibility here in this summer, along with new lower ball joints.
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Are there any upgrades for lowers? I know with my bars maxed now that I'm probably going to go through ball joints a little quicker.

Whenever I break something or need to replace it, I always try to upgrade it.
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I paid 92$ for the driver's side and 114$ for the passanger side. That was from rock auto....

Mike you can put MOOG lower's on (which is what I did) and it made all the difference in the world.
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