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Hi guys, I have a 04 Titan with a Pro Comp 6" lift/ and SAW coil-overs. I am going to send in my coil-overs to get rebuilt, and noticed my ball joints are "leaking" and don't look too good. I've read that it's almost easier to replace UCA then to mess with the ball joints themselves. My questions are..
Do I replace UCAs with OEM replacements or after market specially made for the 6 inch pro comp lift?
And, where/who do you recommend?
 

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Dirt king seems to be the way to go. I guess prg has a good set, but good luck getting a hold of the guy. I've heard dirt king's customer service is great, you will not get that at prg. I'm sure others will chime in, but that is where I will go when I buy them.
 

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Dirt king seems to be the way to go. I guess prg has a good set, but good luck getting a hold of the guy. I've heard dirt king's customer service is great, you will not get that at prg. I'm sure others will chime in, but that is where I will go when I buy them.

I agree 100%. I have the Dirt King UCA's and couldn't be happier with them.


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DirtKing all the way. :cheers:

Outstanding product, and outstanding customer service. Nick is great. He personally helped me out, called my cell, and took care of me and my order over the phone. If I recall correctly, the UCAs were at my door by the end of the second day. Installation was a breeze, though on an '04 your ball joint may take a bit more...convincing, than mine did as a '10.

I have a 6 inch pro comp lift, on 18s with 35s. Not a single bit of coil bucket contact since installing his bushing UCAs.

Just be sure to read up on the UCA installs, regardless of which route you go. Particularly if you get the bushing ones. (Translation: Be sure to grind down both the tabs, and the sharp "daggers" inside of the brackets!)
 

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Any of the aftermarkets will work with the 6" lift. I'd say go with DK as well if you can afford them. They're solid, and Nick is great to work with.
 

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Thanks for the quick replies guys!
Is there a link or something where I can find the install you have described?
 

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Just search UCA install. Hops and I both have threads describing issues we had with ours. It's not a difficult install, just a PITA. Took me a couple hours to do both the first time. Second time, because I like torturing myself, took maybe 20 minutes per wheel.
 

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Top UCA can be lubricated through a zerk fitting. Bottom can't.

I have the PRG UCA that can't be lubricated. If I had it to do all over again I would go with the DK UCA that can be lubricated. Mine squeak like crazy after I go through the car wash until I spray them down with Boeshield T-9.
 

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Thanks for the help everyone..
Been doing some reading and now I have another question.
I bought my SAWs used few years back from someone on here. They are the extended, so I could get rid of the "spacer". After reading a bit today, I have seen some posts that say these SAWs MUST be run with aftermarket UCAs.
Is this true?!?
Have I been running wrong for the last few years?!?
 

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Couple pictures of my new PRG's, not to thread jack but what's the best lubricant for the heims?
Mine never came with any instructions, nada.
 

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Thanks for the help everyone..
Been doing some reading and now I have another question.
I bought my SAWs used few years back from someone on here. They are the extended, so I could get rid of the "spacer". After reading a bit today, I have seen some posts that say these SAWs MUST be run with aftermarket UCAs.
Is this true?!?
Have I been running wrong for the last few years?!?
Yes you should be running an aftermarket upper with an ext. length coilovers since a factory upper will contact the coil bucket before the inner droop stop in the shock limits the suspension. If the coil bucket is grinded to allow more clearance to where the factory upper arm is now limiting out you can cause the factory ball joint to completely sheer from too much stress.
 

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I wish the UCA with heim joints came with a cover for the top (maybe bottom too?) of the heim to keep some of the crud out. I clean mine at least once a year.
 

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Can't believe I've been running wrong for these years. Thanks for the info. I have been recommended the Dirt Kings and like them, are there any others you guys would recommend that I can compare?
 

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Can't believe I've been running wrong for these years. Thanks for the info. I have been recommended the Dirt Kings and like them, are there any others you guys would recommend that I can compare?

Go with dirk king for the simple fact they have great customer support an you can get ahold of them. PRG makes great stuff but super hard to get ahold of unless you get lucky.
 

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^^^ +1 to what he said.
 

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I wish the UCA with heim joints came with a cover for the top (maybe bottom too?) of the heim to keep some of the crud out. I clean mine at least once a year.

I've thought about this before also, I wish someone could come up with something that would work. I'd buy it.
 
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