If you're considering installing a lift kit on your Toyota vehicle, you may wonder if you need to replace the upper control arms. The answer is yes.
Lifting your Toyota changes the geometry of the suspension system, precisely the ball joint angle. The geometry change can lead to many issues, including decreased ride quality, accelerated tire wear, and poor handling. Installing new upper control arms is essential to correcting the ball joint angle and ensuring you get the most out of your lift kit.
Luckily, there are plenty of options for Toyota upper control arms. From brands like Specialty Product Co aka SPC, Icon Vehicle Dynamics, JBA Offroad, Dirt King Fabrication, Total Chaos Fabrication, Camburg Engineering, and Dobinsons, you can find the perfect set of control arms to fit your specific Toyota model and lift height.
For example, the SPC adjustable upper control arms are designed to restore proper wheel alignment. At the same time, Dirt King Fabrications offers a stronger upper control arm for drivers who like to hit the dirt harder.
No matter which brand you choose, installing new upper control arms will not only correct your ball joint angle but also provide increased strength to the front suspension, because they replace the stock ball joint upper arms.
In addition, depending on the upper control arm you choose, some can increase usable wheel travel, correct camber and caster, eliminate weak factory joints and improve handling.
Installing new Toyota upper control arms is necessary when installing a lift kit. It will ensure your lifted Toyota performs at its best and provides a safer and more comfortable ride overall.
So, whether you're driving a Tacoma, 4Runner, Tundra, or another Toyota model, invest in quality upper control arms when installing a lift kit. Your vehicle will thank you.
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