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Uni... Balls

TRINDU

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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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HYDRODYNAMIC

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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.
 

Hyde

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

YotaAtieToo

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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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YotaAtieToo

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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:mad3:

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

TRINDU

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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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