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Hey guys,
My titan has bilsteins on mid, 1.5 spacer, RC UCA's up on the front.

My RC UCA's are causing too much stress on the ball joints and wore my ball joints out. Truck has 38,xxx on it and i put the UCA's on about 15,xxx or so ago. So I believe I want to move up on quality of UCA to get one with a comfortable amount of space for my joints.

Ive been doing some basic searches, I knew at the time of purchase that PRG's were the next best (roughly speaking), but I've been looking at the DirtKings $525 uca's (no-heim) and it looks like they come with NEW ball joints. Now did I just waste money having my upper ball joints replaced when I could have got these and fixed both problems?

My Question: Should I ride out these new ball joints (already installed) at the slightly stressed angle and then later on buy the UCA's before they fully wear out the joints again, since i will be getting new joints with those arms anyways?
-- OR, should I just suck it up and buy the better UCA's before the angle causes any stress to the rest of the front suspension? Will it even cause problems anywhere else?

I'm stressing trying to figure this out, just wanna hear what you guys think/would do yourselves. I wanna get back to driving my titan again asap, but im not looking to cause myself more problems.
 

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My advice... Don't worry about them for the next 40K miles...

Get the new UCA's now. It will drive better, handle better, and if you're going to do it anyway, do it now. Peace of mind is better than loss of $$$.

You can also sell the OEM UCA's with the newer ball joints to the Frontier guys. They LOVE our OEM suspension... It's a low-budget lift for them... Seriously. Look into it.
 

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You can also sell the OEM UCA's with the newer ball joints to the Frontier guys. They LOVE our OEM suspension... It's a low-budget lift for them... Seriously. Look into it.
He's got RC UCA's right now.

I'd suggest getting the DK's now and trying to sell the RC's. They'll get you more with new ball joints than with them needing to be replaced. I've got a set of DK bushing UCA's and they're great.
 

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FWIW, both Dirt King and PRG stand behind their product quality if you discuss in detail your situation and follow their recommendation. If you follow advice on here without discussing with them then it can leave you open to your liability. I totally agree with both above replies. Also remember worn ball joints = worn tires.
 

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Thanks for the responses so far guys, I figured sucking it up and buying the new UCA is probably the popular vote.

Does anyone have a picture of how a good UCA/ball joint contact is supposed to look? Mine looks like the arms are at 20ish degrees and the bolt is almost straight up but probably ****ed towards the truck at like 15 degrees. I took pics but I can't post them until I get home.
 

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Thanks for the responses so far guys, I figured sucking it up and buying the new UCA is probably the popular vote.

Does anyone have a picture of how a good UCA/ball joint contact is supposed to look? Mine looks like the arms are at 20ish degrees and the bolt is almost straight up but probably ****ed towards the truck at like 15 degrees. I took pics but I can't post them until I get home.
If you shoot me over some pictures to my email I can help diagnose any problems I may see. We have our bushing/ Moog ball joint style UCAs which are an more affordable route over the uniball style. Let me know what you are looking for and I can see what I can do.
 

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DK bushing UCA's are a great upgrade, although I did not have any problem with my RC arms with the exact same set up as you have, I am glad I upgraded to DK, they also give a bit more clearance than the RC's.
 
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