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Old 05-16-2011, 07:15 PM
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upper ball joint slamming

my front upper ball joint (ingall adjustable fronts)/a-arm are slamming into the fender well on both sides
unfortunately i'm not with my lude at the moment so i can't get any pictures of the damage.
i notice the ingall kit has a bolt on top for the adjust-ability part and i'm 100% positive that it's been putting dents in the engine bay.
i was thinking my springs were toast because the shocks are not bouncy and it's only when i hit a decent sized bump in the road.
i don't have much money at the moment and i'm not really sure what to do. so i'm trying to narrow the issue down and replace only what is in dire need at the moment.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:23 PM
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Re: upper ball joint slamming

this is a common problem w/ those adjustable BJ's, and a huge reason why alotta ppl don't run them if they're expecting to be slammmeddd.

luckily for you, there's an easy and FREE solution for you!!!
simply cut away the part of the strut tower where the BJ is slamming into it.
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But you need that scoop on the hood. Is it true that they're big enough to fit your lunch box and all your camera gear in it?
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Re: upper ball joint slamming

EDIT: erased for being an idiot

lets see here. won't it just slam into the hood then?
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Re: upper ball joint slamming

that's the strut tower

think about it; the part of the chassis that holds the strut, and it goes up and down lmao.

your thinking that i'm saying the strut tower BAR..... which connects what?..... the strut towersssss
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:46 PM
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Re: upper ball joint slamming

ya i completely understood after a couple of seconds re-reading your post
anyways. won't it just hit the hood then?

and i found a picture of a 4th gen strut tower just so i could circle the area of damage and post it on here

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Re: upper ball joint slamming

nope. the UCA will hit the top of the strut tower if you cut that out tho.

lemme see if i can find the thread where someone cut the top of the strut tower out and welded in new metal to make a different top.
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Re: upper ball joint slamming

thank you sir.
i didn't choose to run these BJ's either. the previous owner put them on so i'm stuck with the damage :/
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Re: upper ball joint slamming

and i must mention that i will not be slamming my lude or even going below a 1.5" drop anytime soon. as of right now it sits with roughly a 1" drop all around so that's why i assumed the springs might be on there way out.
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Re: upper ball joint slamming

new idea here.
if i found a lude in a junkyard could i just take the UCA off of that and reuse it?
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Re: upper ball joint slamming

your problem isn't with the UCA, its the BJ itself which is taller than normal, slamming into the chassis.
if you're only dropped 1", i highly doubt you even need a camber kit in the first place, unless something is bent or wrong. i was dropped 2.25" and i was on the border of needing a camber kit.


since it's easier to just swap UCA's than to take the BJ's outta them, yea i'd pick up a spare set of UCA's, swap them in, get an alignment and see where you stand from there.
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Re: upper ball joint slamming

awesome, i will get on it... in about 3 weeks since i'm still at school without my car :(
thank you for helping me out!
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