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06 double cab 4.7 control arm issues

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Gibson24, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Feb 8, 2018 at 12:13 PM
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    I just put 3200.00 into wheels tires upper and lower ballpoints 285 70r 17 tires. My control arm trashed my upper joint and is getting into springs when I hit holes. Please help
     
  2. Feb 11, 2018 at 3:31 AM
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    sounds like you need an upper control arm.....I replaced my left side, got it from Rock Auto.
     
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  3. Feb 13, 2018 at 6:09 AM
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    I just bought lower control arms and the guy said uppers were good. I have a front 2 inch leveling kit on it. The new upper ball joint is shot already and I was told I gotta do something to my truck to run these tires Dang 3000 in the front you'd think it's all good. Thanks
     
  4. Feb 13, 2018 at 8:05 AM
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    So when you do a lift kit on these, do you need to have a longer control arm? Could the lift kit be putting stress on it? Or did you get a bargain price ball joint? I have done that in the past, and now I'd rather spend the money on quality ball joints now, it's not worth it going cheap on these. The Mevotech did not last very, now using all Beck/Arnley ball joints. Toyota might be better, but more costly.......but will try those next if these don't last.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2018 at 12:12 PM
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    Thanks
     
  6. Feb 22, 2018 at 4:40 PM
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    I bit the bullet and bought adjustable upper arms since my alignment wasn't great after new 5100's and OME springs. Sucks to spend another $400 but it's better than buying a new set of tires. There's quite a bit more clearance with the SPC arms and they came complete with new upper ball joints, only took an hour or so to install.
     
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    Welcome!! Let’s see your truck!
     
  8. Feb 25, 2018 at 5:40 AM
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    Ok, so they make adjustable control arms for these.......probably because of the lift kits. Geometry is important. Extra money, but Sounds like you solved the issue.
     
  9. Mar 10, 2018 at 12:01 AM
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    Thanks two both....for the one about 5100's...I got hydroshock 5700. So how much did the arms cost? I'd do it because I've got almost 4500 in the front end with new 17inch by 10 dick cepec and but k2s and it should drive like a caddy but it's destroying ballpoints.
     
  10. Mar 10, 2018 at 12:02 AM
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    Just curious ...do you know if a turbo charger or a chip is available for this truck?
     
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    I am having the same issue where the upper ball joint hits the springs.
    However, the angle of the ball joint bolt/ spindle is thrown off so I am having trouble replacing the stock UCA with camburg uniballs.
     
  13. Apr 18, 2018 at 6:50 AM
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  14. Apr 18, 2018 at 6:51 AM
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    These look like they don't fit. How does the ball joint hook up going down instead of up.
     
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    There is a bushing that gets pressed into the knuckle then the ball joint is tapered and bolted through.
     
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    Ok.....so I just ordered them. Everything I need comes with the new control arms then. I think I saw the spacer in the pic that gets pressed right!
     
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    Yup. It's not a hard install. Biggest problem I had was getting the right adapters to get the old ball joints out. That and I'm an idiot and tried press the bushing in the wrong direction at first :frusty:
     
  18. Apr 18, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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    So I have to take out the new ball joints in the new control arms and turn them the other way
     
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    Nope you remove the old control arm and ball joint. The new arms come with a new ball joint, insert, c-clip, and washers. The only part you'll reuse is the control arm bolt and nut.
     
  20. May 9, 2018 at 11:59 AM
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    I just had these put on and there is a manufacturer defect with them that will not allow you to align the vehicle properly
     
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    I'm intrigued, what was the defect?
     
  22. May 10, 2018 at 12:05 AM
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    The company told the mechanic putting them In that there is still movement in the control arm that alters the alignment somewhat. I'll find out tomorrow
     
  23. May 10, 2018 at 12:08 AM
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    The company actually admitted that they was a design flaw
     
  24. May 10, 2018 at 8:22 AM
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    What brand UCA?
     
  25. May 17, 2018 at 12:09 AM
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    They are spc by MTR motorsports from a site from a guy messenging in above messages. Maybe I need UCA instead. There is plenty of room for the tire but these aftermarket arms isn't designed this way and no factory.
     
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    Do you have some pictures of what you're dealing with?

    The SPC UCA's are still basically the same design for the newer trucks so if there's a known defect I would expect to hear a lot of complaints.
     
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    A few dents ;) This will hopefully populate soon.
    Hi Gibson! What setup are you running in the front by chance? We'd love to see it :)
     
  28. May 17, 2018 at 8:47 AM
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    A few dents ;) This will hopefully populate soon.
    Maybe I missed it, but what arms would those happen to be? How are they performing?
     
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    I have the SPC arms also, been on for 6 months with no issues.
     
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    A few dents ;) This will hopefully populate soon.
    I may look into those. Thank you!
     

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