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Old 10-14-2012, 02:18 PM
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What a day yesterday was. So my father and I were knocking out the spindles like they were nothing, had the old ones off and the new ones on in less than an hour. Go to put the rotors on then the wheel bearing and it doesn't fit. New snout dia was larger. Frantically start calling all the custom bearing places around me but every single one of them are closed on weekends. Hats off to the guys at my local NAPA Autoparts went above and beyond to find the proper bearing and sleeve Guy behind the counter was measuring, remeasuring, and cross referencing other vehicles and finally put a set together for me. If I would've went to any other auto place, they would've just opened the catalog and said "nope, don't got it."

I've been driving the ranger now and my turning radius went to complete ****. Grinded off the steering stops as they were hitting my calipers and grinded some of the spindle but only helped a little. Any other ideas?

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Old 10-14-2012, 02:26 PM
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What bearing combination did you end up with? For future reference for others
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:58 PM
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You should change your sway bar links.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:38 PM
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What bearing combination did you end up with? For future reference for others
I forgot to ask, will be stopping by napa tomorrow to pick some things up and ill ask then

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You should change your sway bar links.
Yea I noticed that the vertical shaft and plastic cover were very loose on both sides, which parts should I change?
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:59 PM
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Just go to to any auto parts store an ask for sway bar links for your specific truck and buy two there's one on each side of the sway bar that will change your steering a whole lot probably even fix the problem youre having now. Oh btw youre probably going to have to cut the old ones out at least i had to but then again mine were rusty as hell good luck
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:29 PM
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this just sounds sketchy for those who are worried about ordering through ebay just go with Wheels N Parts and you wont have a problem =) i was the first member to get them for coil sprung rangers, well worth the money as sturdy as fuck

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this just sounds sketchy for those who are worried about ordering through ebay just go with Wheels N Parts and you wont have a problem =) i was the first member to get them for coil sprung rangers, well worth the money as sturdy as fuck
How long have you had them on?
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:32 PM
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:23 AM
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Running into another problem, no one wants to align the truck for me due to sway bar links and upper and lower control arm ball joints are finished. I checked them when installing the spindles, boots were fine and did't notice any play; is there a self test to see if the ball joints are finished? Also, is it possible to buy the upper control arm ball joint without buying the whole assembly? or is that how they come? Thanks
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:28 AM
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ball joint and arm are one piece. jack the truck up and try and then wiggle the tire to see if the ball joint moves.
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ball joint and arm are one piece. jack the truck up and try and then wiggle the tire to see if the ball joint moves.
Thanks, will try that tonight. Haven't researched yet but what would you say the difficulty of changing the upper and lower control arm/ joints would be?
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lemme see if i can find that video ...
see in my signature line, 'bad ball joint? click here...'
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:35 PM
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Thanks, will try that tonight. Haven't researched yet but what would you say the difficulty of changing the upper and lower control arm/ joints would be?
Not that difficult. If you have a spare day and Some basic tools you can do it. There are some very good videos on youtube and good write ups in the how-to section.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:40 PM
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Not that difficult. If you have a spare day and Some basic tools you can do it. There are some very good videos on youtube and good write ups in the how-to section.
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ball joints an rangers are fairly easy IMO. at least you don't have to drill/torch out rivets like a lot of full size trucks...
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