Use - will be mild off-roading. 2013 Silverado 4x4 Z71 with 18x8 +31 offset, 265/65/18 Bridgestone's. Front of the truck is lifted and measured at 2.6 inches over stock.
Great things - Awesome piece nice welds and gussets. One is on the uniball joint where the two arms meet and extra gussets on the bushings sleeve.
Some mods needed to be done though. Make sure you have a 1/2 inch drill bit. You will need to drill out the stock Chevy spindle for the Fabtech bolt pin to fit. This was easy and took little effort as the stock taper of the spindle is just a hair smaller than 1/2 inch. Then the bolt pin will drop right in. I was instructed to do from Fabtech support, it was not listed in the instructions.
You will have to use your ingenuity on this step I'm sure you'll find something that works. Fabtech provides a "Brake line and ABS sensor" relocation bracket for both sides. The factory brake line is long enough so I didn't move that. At the factory mounting point is where the brake system hard line joins the flexible rubber line. I did not want to tug and bend the factory hard lines so I left them alone and mounted in the factory position. There is plenty of slack with the factory rubber brake line. The ABS sensor plug had to be relocated "this is where your ingenuity comes in" I modified "bent to submission" the provided Fabtech bracket to bolt up to the factory location.
The factory tires do rub the front arm "The arm that's closest to the front bumper" when turning to full lock left or right. Its minor but just enough to smudge the paint off of the arm. The remedy for this is to get new wheels or at least a 1/4 inch wheel spacer. I bought new wheels, the size is 20x9 +14 offset. I tried a set at +20 offset with a 275/75/20 tire and it still rubbed but just barely, most wouldn't care and yes you would be fine but I didn't want any rubbing.
Hope this helps the next person. Yes I'd by Fabtech.
By 4Wheelin from Atlanta, GA
tubular uniball arms
added these to get my alignment back into specs for the street. it got caster into the green but not enough camber to get it to specs
Will these fit on 2012 nissan frontier in support for lift?
Jay from 96797 on
These Fabtech Replacement Uniball for Upper Control Arms are replacement uni-ball for upper control arms that use a uni-ball as opposed to a standard ball joint. This listing has the wrong pic and we will get it updated.
If you are looking for upper control arms for your Frontier you can contact our customer service center @ 877-474-4821 and they can find you the correct arms.
I have an 86 2wd toyota truck do these control arms lift the truck at all in front or does it just replace the stock control arms and are they longer in length or the same as the originals?
Wes from Long beach, ca on
Thanks for the inquiry Wes, the Fabtech Control Arm Kit part # FABFTS4130-1 these do provide 3.5 inches of lift and are a little bit longer than stock. The manufacturer also recommends torsion bras from sway away.
from Long beach, ca on
Is this product in stock currently for a 2011 Toyota Tundra?
Bill from United States on
Thanks for the inquiry Bill, the Fabtech Uniball Upper Control Arms part # FABFTS26041 is currently out of stock.
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