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Old 10-25-2007, 07:29 PM
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as all of us know once your t-bars are cranked, it puts the ball joints at a horrible angle. specifically the upper ball joint. ive already lost one while driving (not fun) and have replaced them numerous times. so i had an idea. im thinking of cutting some material fromthe upper control arm behind the ball joint and bending it up, reducing the angle put on the ball joints. cutting some steel up to fill in the gaps and re welding thearms back up. then getting an alignment.everyone ive talked to about it said it should help some but id like some other opinions
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:36 PM
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its a great idea another option if you want to spend the money is by getting tubular upper control arms they are done in a way to reduce ball joint stress and also have adjustable camber to them they are pretty sweet otherwise if you go your way you will need to reinforce around the upperjoint on the top of the control arm with gussets to prevent bend back good luck hope this helps
 
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:39 PM
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oh yeah i planned on gusseting the control arm hardcore
im also considering making tubular arms that use heim joints instead of ball joints. but id prefer to use a TIG for those and i dont own one yet lol
thanks man!
 
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i have seen heim joints used instead on and isuzu that had hydralics on it it was a pretty sic setup they last for i wanna say ever yea they had been in this isuzu for 8 years and still move like brand new that would be a sweet deal and the guy who did it used a lincoln electric welder wire feed with argon mix i believe looks great i will have to take a picture when i see it again and send it to you.
 
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:51 PM
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werd. i got some pics of tubular arms with heims (theyre on a taco) and i could mig it but id much rather use a TIG for them. but if it was up to me a TIG would be all that i used lol
 
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i agree its the best and strongest for welding
 
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yeah and its a hell of a lot easier to weld aluminum compared to a mig
 
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true true it is im just used to using a wire feed lincoln i do everything with it.
 
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