Oh yeah! That looks AWESOME!!!!! I can't wait to see them on my rig. Thanks for the pics!
I know exactly what you mean. Everyone always says it gets better with time, but that isn't true. It hurts terribly forever. I think you just learn to live with the grief is all. I wish you the best and again thank you for sharing your son's story with all of us.
ToledoFJ called us and let us know this thread was flowing. Here are a few deign points on our Upper Control Arms you all might be interested in knowing:
• Our Upper Control Arms were designed work with a wide range of coilover shocks; from the stock Toyota units to long travel aftermarket shocks similar to the Light Racing or Icon units. This includes shocks that allow for a slight increase in droop travel.
• The increased travel was accommodated by using a ball joint with a higher range of travel. The stock Toyota ball joint has a 77° included angle (or 38.5° off centerline). Our design allows for a 90° included angle (or 45 ° off centerline. A spherical bearing (monoball) with high angularity inserts rarely has more than a 35° included angle. The angle of the ball joint plate is optimized for this increased ball joint travel.
• The sliding off-set ball joint that we use allows for a huge range of alignment adjustment rather than designing an arm with a static off-set and relying on the Lower Control Arm cam bolts for adjustment. This means the camber of our arm can be adjusted to the stock upper control arm geometry or it can be adjusted for proper camber in a 4” lifted vehicle. The caster can also be adjusted from stock numbers up to a 4° increase in caster for better high speed stability.
• Using a standard ball joint (instead of a monoball) and molded rubber inner pivots (instead of urethane) gives better ride quality, better longevity, lower maintenance, and quiet operation.
• We as a company have 30 years experience designing ball joints for aftermarket and OEM use. The design and quality of the ball joints used on these arms is top notch.
• Our arms are coated using E-coating. This is a process where the coating is electro-statically grown on the part. This is used for many OEM suspension components and gives superior corrosion protection to zinc plating, paint, or powdercoating.
I will check this thread a few more times over the next couple of weeks and answer what questions I can. For other questions please call our customer service department at (800)525-6505.
Thanks for the information and specs on this. It is always best to get the information from the company that designed the product.
I apologize for not getting back to you before now on the clearance questions that were asked. We did compare the arms to the stock ones and posted a photo with some information here: http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...oup-buy-4.html
We also looked at the larger size of the ball joint and the increase in range from side to side and there is a noticeable difference comparing your's to stock arms. There is more clearence in the spring area and on the tire side.
To All; I did not post this here to cause problems just to clarify proper information.
Bandi; we did not want to offend you and I hope you did not take offense to the post from us. You have very informative posts normally and there is good information in this thread now because of you!
nothing special. My buddy did most of the wrenching while I took pics and watched. PM Excrement and he can tell you exactly what he used. I know he didn't buy anything special to do this install. It only took them about two hours to do both sides.
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