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lower control arms for 1st gen 5 lug

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by showzer, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Apr 22, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    showzer

    showzer [OP] Well-Known Member

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    does anyone know if there is someone that makes lower control arms that will fit my truck with a 2.5 inch fabtech lift on it
     
  2. Apr 22, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    I don't think I've seen aftermarket LCAs... unless you wanna go long travel
     
  3. Apr 22, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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    could I go long travel by just getting a LCA and a knuckle? since i already have the UCA
     
  4. Apr 22, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    if you have the fabtech uca its not gonna work with LT cuz LT will change uppers lowers and use a uniball on both. coil bucket will need to get cut off and a new one for the 8" travel coilover shocks.
    are you trying to get rid of the weak lbj bracket?
     
  5. Apr 23, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    NO

    Going full LT would probably require you to throw at least what your truck is worth back into it again, likely more.
     
  6. Apr 25, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    you could look around for a downey setup. im running a downey lower and upper control arm with a downey coilover. all bolt on for my 96 5 lug. they are hard to come by, but work great. its not a "long travel" system. it gives you lift, a smooth ride, and some added travel but, it still uses a ball joint so it will always be limited.
     
  7. Apr 25, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    cool where did you find yours?
     
  8. Apr 25, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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    how much more wheel travel are you looking for?
     
  9. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    you will have to look around everywhere for a downey kit. hard to come by since they dont make em anymore.
     
  10. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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    as much as possible
     
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