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    Uni... Balls

    anyone build anything with uniballs? likes? dislikes?

    Looking at building/modifying my own a-arms for a Toyota 4runner. Seems like a decent alternative to ball joints.

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    #2
    They are high maintenance VS a sealed ball joint. On a daily driver expect to be cleaning and lubing or changing them out. For a low use application or racing, changing them out is not a problem.
    I am currently helping design a Toyota Tundra upper control arm which will probably be the nicest one available and it has urethane bushings and a sealed ball joint, no rod ends or uni-balls. It is not about cost either, its about the best product.

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      #3
      I've seen a lot of uniball upper control arms on Toy lift kits, they get loose fast in a daily driver application.

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        #4
        Just picked up my first set for a project, like everyone said, they are strong, but not long lasting. You can tell just looking at them.

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        Last edited by YotaAtieToo; 05-31-2020, 01:38 PM.

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          #5
          Ya, fuck uniballs, welded the ends on and of course they warped a little. Tried using the press to coax them in and fucked up the housing and the insert

          Maybe I'm an idiot, but I won't be using them again.

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            #6
            Well then, doesnt seem like the most user friendly solution. Being able to just drill the arms for 3/4 and bearings/cups were easily swapped sounded like a go to.

            May look into the biggest bolt in BJs I can source and see about reaming the arms

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