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Ball joints

Old 06-09-2019
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Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Stockbridge GA
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Ball joints

Ok ranger-forum I need your help. I have a 2002 Ford Ranger XLT 2WD w/ coil spring suspension. I installed a lift kit, Maxtrac 4 inch spindles, 2 inch Maxtrac coilís, bilstein 5100ís, MOOG upper & lower control arms, MOOG inner & outer tie rods. Since Iíve lifted the truck the lower ball joints are going out extremely fast. Iím on my second set in less than 10,000 miles. Is this because Iím using factory control arms? Iíve looked at fabtech upper control arms and Doetsch upper control arms, I canít find any reviews on the Doetsch and fabtech arms do not have great reviews and they are $700 compared to $411 for the Doetsch uppers. I canít seem to find any options for aftermarket lower control arms for a lifted truck. I understand that the ball joints are going to wear out faster with a 6 inch lift but Iím not swapping ball joints every other oil change. Anyone ever run into this after lifting their Ranger??? Please help

Old 06-11-2019
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Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Las Vegas Nevada
Posts: 16
Could be the brand ball joints your using.
But with the spindle lift and all that adds more stress to the ball joints.
Checkout Camburg racing and ask them what ball joints they use on their kits, or Kartek for better ball joints if they have them.
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