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i have a lift what?

Bah so went to farm and fleet to get my tires re aligned and he has it up on the lift and im watching then i realize he is having trouble with something so he asked for help and then i go over to observe and he then says my front Left tire the Upper Ball join is worn and needs replaced. He also said i have a lift am in like Uhh not that i know of lol. So my question is would running 33's void my warranty? if so i can put the old ones on tell it get fixed.

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You dont have a lift unless you cranked your torsion bars. He probably just compared it to a regular ranger which is 2 inches lower than the 4x4's. As for the worn upper ball joint, thats just something that wears, especially with 33's. Putting stock tires back on for warranty wont matter because ball joints just wear out.

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he is a freaking idiot.. go somewhere else...
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You dont have a lift unless you cranked your torsion bars. He probably just compared it to a regular ranger which is 2 inches lower than the 4x4's. As for the worn upper ball joint, thats just something that wears, especially with 33's. Putting stock tires back on for warranty wont matter because ball joints just wear out.

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Ok thanks i knew i didn't have no damn lift some old dude had it before me lol

also i've only had the 33's on for like 5 days so i know thats not what caused them.
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ball joints could be bad i wouldnt doubt that.. does it have atleast 50k on it? should be bad then.. but as far as the lift um no...
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he is a freaking idiot.. go somewhere else...
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ball joints could be bad i wouldnt doubt that.. does it have atleast 50k on it? should be bad then.. but as far as the lift um no...
Mine didnt go out till bout 125K, but I also wheel the **** outta my truck on occasions.
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The guy probably though your stabilizer bar links was part of some sort of a lift.............obviously you won't be going back there.

Farm and Fleet......enough said.
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but i still need a upper control arm or should i get a 2nd opinion?
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but i still need a upper control arm or should i get a 2nd opinion?
get a second opinion, you may very well need a new arm/balljoint, but If the guy is telling you that you have a lift I wouldnt trust him for anything
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If you do have a bad ball joint, make sure thats all the mechanic replaces. I took my 99 in for new ball joints, and he replaced the entire upper control arm, this is not necessary. New ball joints can be put into the old upper control arms. Just FYI
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If you do have a bad ball joint, make sure thats all the mechanic replaces. I took my 99 in for new ball joints, and he replaced the entire upper control arm, this is not necessary. New ball joints can be put into the old upper control arms. Just FYI
No they cant, FYI
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Try to find a stand-alone upper ball joint......they don't exist. It's a complete new arm w/ built in joint. That's the reason that it's like $100 each upper....and only like $30 for each lower.
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Try to find a stand-alone upper ball joint......they don't exist. It's a complete new arm w/ built in joint. That's the reason that it's like $100 each upper....and only like $30 for each lower.
Well, you can find a stand alone upper ball joint, but you cant put it in the stock upper arm. Moog upper arms have replaceable ball joints.
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Well, you can find a stand alone upper ball joint, but you cant put it in the stock upper arm. Moog upper arms have replaceable ball joints.
ah yes....forgot about that.
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If you do have a bad ball joint, make sure thats all the mechanic replaces. I took my 99 in for new ball joints, and he replaced the entire upper control arm, this is not necessary. New ball joints can be put into the old upper control arms. Just FYI
wow you are miss informed.. yes you need to replace the whole arm. there is a few 2wd that can be pressed out but not many... go research go look for the part online you will only see arm and balljoint
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