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Author Topic:   installing longer ball lower joints
avila
Member
posted January 04, 2004 09:52 AM
I'm putting in longer chrysler ball joints.
I have reamed the stock lower A arm sleeve
and am about to weld in a screw in sleeve in its place.

How do i level the new weld in sleeve so that
when the ball joint is installed it is in the
correct orientation? Should the sleeve be leveled to some part of the lower A Arm?


ctfarm
Member
posted January 04, 2004 10:13 AM
Trim out the hole evenly all the way around,just enough to get a good fit,then install the sleeve from the top side with the shoulder on top.Mount it flush with the control arm.Weld it in small sections and allow it to cool,if you get it too hot it will distort and the balljoint will be very hard to get in.Tack it in four evenly spaced places first to keep it from moving around.