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Upper Ball Joint Flip / Spacer Lift?

I have heard of this twice ubt don't know anyhting about it. Can anyone tell me how it's done? I've hear you can get up to about 1" of lift out of it...


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Re: Upper Ball Joint Flip / Spacer Lift?

flip the mounting from on top to bottom where it mounts. spacer just do thr same and add 1/4" spacer. look over on the nation and there is the how to

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Re: Upper Ball Joint Flip / Spacer Lift?

Awsome, I found it If anyone gets interested here's the link: 355Nation.net
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Re: Upper Ball Joint Flip / Spacer Lift?

you can make a lower spacer up to a .5" for 4x4s which will give you an extra .5" lift on top of the upper

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Re: Upper Ball Joint Flip / Spacer Lift?

So this could net me 1.5" of lift? Maybe I'll relax my TBs some :)


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Re: Upper Ball Joint Flip / Spacer Lift?

possibly, yes. the lift gained from the upper flip/spacer is from the torsion bar being unbound that's why the results vary based on torsion bar crankage. the lower is a 1:1 lift ratio but cannot exceed .5" on 4x4 models

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Re: Upper Ball Joint Flip / Spacer Lift?

I want to do this on my truck but was wondering if I should untill after I put a suspesion lft kit on or does it matter?

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Re: Upper Ball Joint Flip / Spacer Lift?

I fail to see how spacing the UCA is going to give you any lift, when the ride height is determined by the LCA. The only thing I see a UCA spacer doing, is mildly relieving some ball joint angle.



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I fail to see how spacing the UCA is going to give you any lift, when the ride height is determined by the LCA. The only thing I see a UCA spacer doing, is mildly relieving some ball joint angle.
exactly. relieving the bind on the balljoint allows it to provide a small amount of lift.
ex. you crank 10 turns on your tb's but your bj is maxxed at 8 turns. doing the flip will allow all 10 turns

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Re: Upper Ball Joint Flip / Spacer Lift?

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I fail to see how spacing the UCA is going to give you any lift
Then you don't understand what the spacer does then.Just like in the old days of lowered mini's with lower balljoint spacers to go low the upper spacer lifts the truck by moving the spindle down of its original location.Its so simple it amazes me why they can't see what it does exactly

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I fail to see how spacing the UCA is going to give you any lift
Then you don't understand what the spacer does then.Just like in the old days of lowered mini's with lower balljoint spacers to go low the upper spacer lifts the truck by moving the spindle down of its original location.Its so simple it amazes me why they can't see what it does exactly
Your upper control arm does not determine your ride height, so spacing the bj alone is not going to change the ride height. Why can't you understand that? Like already stated by myself and Filli, spacing the upper bj only relieves the angle on the bj, from a massive t bar crank.

All I was questioning originally is the fact that people kept saying that spacing the upper bj will give you lift, when I know that it won't. It only allows room for more lift.



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Re: Upper Ball Joint Flip / Spacer Lift?

yea, so if the tbars are maxed out at 10 turns, but the ball joints only allowed 8 turns of that to take place due to the ball joint angle....then flipping them will change the angle and allow all 10 turns to have an affect
so yes the flip alone doesnt lift the truck any, but it allows the tbar lift to work more affectively
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Re: Upper Ball Joint Flip / Spacer Lift?

I won't get into this one then.I tossed the IFS out on mine already.

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Re: Upper Ball Joint Flip / Spacer Lift?

should i even waste my time telling you guys the upper spacer nets no lift? k i wont

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