Do I need upper control arms for a lift kit?
If you lift your 4WD, altering your vehicles geometry, then yes you will need adjustable upper control arms. An aftermarket control arm, when designed correctly like SuperPro 4×4 Control arms, will correct alignment and inherent clearance issues that arise when you lift or modify the suspension of your 4WD.
Do I need upper control arms for a 2 inch lift?
If you are only doing a 2 inch level you do not need new upper control arms. Once you go above 2 inches you need to consider it.
Do control arms change with lift?
The most common reason to replace a control arm is to improve wheel travel as part of a suspension lift. However, a new control arm can offer more than just increased ride height (lift) and additional wheel travel: Increased durability in the arm itself. A wider range of uniball/ball joint options.
Can upper control arms add lift?
The simplest solution to adding a mid-range lift to your truck is to include a set of upper control arms that are specifically designed for lifted vehicles. They reposition the upper ball joint in relation to the suspension so that the components don’t rub and the camber angles can be brought back into spec.
Do you need new control arms for a 6 inch lift?
If your truck has stamped steel upper control arms and you want to level or 6″ lift your truck—you will need to install either an aftermarket upper control arm OR purchase the factory aluminum upper control arms to replace your stamped control arms.
Do you need new upper control arms for a 6 inch lift?
What does an aftermarket upper control arm do?
Upper control arms are found on independent front suspension (IFS) vehicles and generally connects the top of the spindle to the frame. The UCA is generally not a load bearing piece of an IFS suspension; rather, its purpose is to guide your spindle in a pre-determined motion when your suspension cycles up or down.
Can you tow a fifth wheel with a 6 inch lift?
A body lift does not affect towing since it’s only the body of your vehicle that’s being raised; the stock suspension and wheels remain at their original height. With that being said, from what I was able to research online, your 6 inch Pro…
What kind of upper control arm does a GM 1500 have?
This is determined by which upper control arm that your truck currently has. 69-3414 – Aluminum and Stamped Steel UCA trucks. 69-3416 – Black forged steel UCA trucks. To safely level your GM 1500 with stamped steel control arms, you can use our 66-3085 leveling kit.
Can you put a ball joint on a GM control arm?
In 2016.5 GM went to a stamped steel upper control arm that is not suited for use with leveling or lift kits. The factory stamped steel control arm has no ball joint support or locking ring to secure the ball joint. GM has stated that no leveling or lift kits should be installed on new model GM 1500 trucks.
How much does a Silverado upper control arm lift cost?
This silverado upper control arm lift is made up of forged steel for high strength and great durability. This device requires about 3.5 of suspension lift. It also includes a Clevite brand OEM style rubber bushings. As of the writing of this article this upper control arm is sold for $499.95 and it is rated it highly rated. Fits a w/ 3.5″ of Lift.
Do I need to replace the upper control arms on my truck?
If your truck has stamped steel upper control arms and you want to level or 6″ lift your truck—you will need to install either an aftermarket upper control arm OR purchase the factory aluminum upper control arms to replace your stamped control arms. There is no failure issue with the factory aluminum control arms, the ball joints are the same.