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Which MOOG parts do I need?

I see on the RockAuto website they have a selection of different ball joints and UCA's for my 98 4x4 Ranger. I have the two piece RH UCA design and I was wondering if it could be replaced with the UCA that looks identical to the LH UCA (1 piece). As for the LBJ's, it says one size fits a certain inside diameter LCA and one size just says lower, front, "problem solver". So far I have these part numbers in my shopping cart: K8695T, K8710T, K8708T, and ES3461. I don't want to screw up my order as i've never ordered from them before. Any help is much appreciated!
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K8710T is for the original 2-piece passenger side UCA that was used on 98~2003.5 torsion bar Rangers. It replaces only the ball joint and carrier, not the complete control arm. Although there still may be some available in the parts pipeline, the 2-piece style arm has been discontinued by both Ford and MOOG and superceded to the 1-piece style replacement arm (MOOG #K80068).

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Note that these numbers are for with Rangers with torsion bar suspension ONLY (98+ 4x4, 2000 Trailhead, 2001+ Edge).


DS one-piece UCA 98~2006:
(MOOG K8708T):

UCA w/greasable ball joint


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PS one-piece UCA 2003 1/2~2006:
(MOOG K80068)

UCA w/greasable ball joint
Similar appearance to K8708T above but with slightly different ball joint offset.


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PS 2-piece style ball joint carrier only 98~2003 1/2
(MOOG K8710T) :

Carrier w/greasable ball joint
Note: this part is discontinued and may not be available. The entire 2-piece PS UCA assembly can be replaced by the 1-piece K80068.


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Lower ball joint only 98+
Greasable, fits DS and PS
(MOOG K8695T)


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Outer tie rod ends
Greasable, fits DS and PS
(MOOG ES3461)
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So what you're saying is that I need to just order the 1-piece RH UCA? When I did them on my 99 4x4 I got the two piece design but it was one of those cheap sets off ebay.
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So what you're saying is that I need to just order the 1-piece RH UCA? When I did them on my 99 4x4 I got the two piece design but it was one of those cheap sets off ebay.
Yuppers. Thats what I am running on mu truck right now.
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To do the whole job using one piece UCAs on both sides plus lower ball joints and tie rod ends, you need:

1 K8708T
1 K80068
2 K8695T
2 ES3461

If the truck still has the fixed factory alignment plates, you'll also need 1 alignment cam kit for each side plus an alignment.
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I believe it does. Do I need the cam kit because of the switch from the 2 piece to the 1 piece UCA? If so, which kit do I need? When I did them on my other truck I never got an alignment cam kit and the camber/caster were perfect.

I am going to do be doing all the work myself plus the alignment. I need to have it done this week so i'm trying to get everything ordered correctly the first time. I'm also going to have fun replacing my steering rack on monday.
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We are so blessed to have rwenzing as a part of our community.
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