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Mevotech TTX control arms

Discussion in 'Lifted' started by FF1899, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. FF1899

    FF1899 Senior Member

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    Well as some of you know while I had the front spacers on the factory control arms and the ball joints popped up as they are known to do. Moving forward this spring I switched to ready lift control arms for angle correction when I moved to the eibach pro kit. Now that I again changes setups to the full zone 6 inch lift with no preload spacers up front stock coils back on and eibach strut on the bottom notch leaving me at 5 and 3 for the lift and exactly where I want it height and ride wise. The camber correction of the ready lifts then left my ball joints in the exact opposite angle they needed to be creating a negative angle and the boot is not even holding tight to the ball joint and the arms almost to the point of binding. After already spending the cash on all the parts and pulling them back out to make changes I refuse for the near future to spend the money on zone arms. I went on rock auto to buy the mevotech arms that everyone is running and looked around a little bit. For an extra 30 dollars each the have the mevotech heavy duty ttx arms (90 something an arm) not seeing much on here about them I figured I might as well give them a shot. Best case scenario I have a good arm that lasts a long time and can hold off on the zones for quite some time worst case I got duped into spending and extra 30 an arm (still cheaper then even an economy arm at my local part stors). I recieved the arms about a week later. The constitution is heavy and has the cast arm already coated instead of bare like the others yet ugly green so will still require paint but if nothing else it's still a corrosion barrier. The ball joints look good and the boots are actually molded and press in to further prevent moisture. To my understanding with the little research I did on the prior to saying the hell with it and just ordering them the ball joints are built stronger allow more flex and thicker walls. I cant answer a ton of questions on them as they are new to me also but at least pictures and once they are installed weather the work as they should. 20190712_121148.jpg 20190712_121412.jpg 20190712_121433.jpg 20190712_121443.jpg A few coats of black and hopefully will be installing the beginning part of the week and will report back
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    Definitely report back with info after the install

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    The Zones will be offset so if the Readylift UCAs won’t work with your lift because of their offset, the Zones should fair the same. Asides from those Mevotech you also have Fabtech ucas, they are beefier than those Mevotechs, are stock offset and have uniballs instead so they’re a lot more expensive as well.
     
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    Those are forged steel and will handle anything outside of a high impact collision. Have run them for a couple years, the TTX just appears to have a dual ring bushing and their heavier duty patented ball joint.
     
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    Those look heavy duty
     
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    Well I finished up the yard work and it was still daylight so I tossed them on quick. I'm guessing the fit is the same as the standard mevotech arms which these were good basically everything you would expect in a replacement. Heavy arms looks like a strong joint though I can't speak on that yet. Either way they solved the problem they are in and ride as they should. First pics are the ready lifts you can clearly see the problem. Second 2 are the ttx's installed
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    looks great. pardon my ignorance as i'm learning bit by bit here, but why did the ready lifts not work and these did. i understand looking at them that they shouldn't be up like that but why wouldn't they work. what else was done that made them a bad solution for your vehicle? the type of lift? amount of lift?
     
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    and do you have to get a new alignment after replacing these, too?
     
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    They didnt work because the rl arms are camber corrected for ie angles different where the ball joint mounts for mild lifts levels or spacers. When I switched to the zone 6 inch lift the new knuckles are taller to keep a factory arm level where it should be so the RL arms pushed up the angle. The ttx are factory geometry which allowed it to sit properly instead of the extreme angle. And yes it will have to be aligned. Just not tonight
     
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    thanks for the info. so basically on a milder lift they would have worked?
     

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