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Old 12-31-2014, 03:11 PM   #101
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Those ball joints are not fully seated. You will be required to press them into the cup.

We have seen this before, as the lower lip on certain ball joints does not fit into the recess on the lower cup. It keeps the ball joint from being fully seated in the cup.

I will see if I can't dig up a pic to send you. And also source a part number for a ball joint that we know fits.

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Old 12-31-2014, 03:59 PM   #102
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Also, please continue this correspondence through email, as it will allow me to more efficiently follow up with you and track the conversation. I don't make it over here to the forum as frequently as I would like, and we need to run all TECH related questions through the email. You can feel free to post the responses and resolution here in this thread if you would like.

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Old 01-01-2015, 06:14 PM   #103
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Those ball joints are not fully seated. You will be required to press them into the cup.

We have seen this before, as the lower lip on certain ball joints does not fit into the recess on the lower cup. It keeps the ball joint from being fully seated in the cup.
I will see if I can't dig up a pic to send you. And also source a part number for a ball joint that we know fits.

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To follow-up.... This was exactly the problem.

The base flange OD for my Moog BJ was too large to fit within the cup on the PB a-arm. Of course, this same flange seats against the lip on an OE arm so I figured when I installed it in the PB arm it was a similar type install/fit. The reality is the brand that PB recommends have a smaller OD & fit within the cup w/o issue.

Nate offered assistance throughout the day as we worked toward a solution & suggested ordering their recommended BJ. Since mine were brand new Moog units I was determined to come up w/a solution & make them work. I measured the ID of the cup on the PB arm & then the OD of the Moog BJ w/a caliper. I put the BJ on a bench grinder & turned it down until the base OD was within a few thousanths. After that, I pressed it in w/no issue.

Since it was just the base interfering, the serrated portion that secures the joint wasn't impacted so no strength was lost. With the BJ pressed in further & seated properly, there is enough @ the top that the rubber dust boot has something to positively locate it.

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Old 01-01-2015, 07:21 PM   #104
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Good info! Any pics of correct fit?
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:42 PM   #105
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Yes..... But I can't put them up yet (they're on my work computer). I will later tonight or tomorrow in the am.
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Ball joint fully seated....
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Rubber dust boot seated @ base of stud.....
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Old 01-02-2015, 11:49 AM   #108
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Looking at your website, the lowers start at $699 now?
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Old 01-02-2015, 05:40 PM   #109
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Looking at your website, the lowers start at $699 now?
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Correct. The lowers start at $699... but there are a couple add-ons and upgrades that could raise it a little if they are selected.

The C20/C30 arms are an additional $75 and will include ball joints on all orders placed after 1/1/15.

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Old 07-06-2015, 12:59 PM   #110
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Re: Porterbuilt Forward Arm Series - Sale

sorry to bring up an old thread but if you are running these control arms with the stock crossmember, what is the best place to put a bump stop if you didnt want the truck to go all the way down? currently my tires are hitting the fenders and I dont think I want it quite that low so I can use factory inner fenders.
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Those ball joints are not fully seated. You will be required to press them into the cup.

We have seen this before, as the lower lip on certain ball joints does not fit into the recess on the lower cup. It keeps the ball joint from being fully seated in the cup.

I will see if I can't dig up a pic to send you. And also source a part number for a ball joint that we know fits.

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I used the ball joints that Porterbuilt sold me with the arms. And they look to me to be fully seated. But there is not enough of the ball joint protruding for the rubber boot to attach.

Any ideas.? Other than machining the porterbuilt arms down.?

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I used the ball joints that Porterbuilt sold me with the arms. And they look to me to be fully seated. But there is not enough of the ball joint protruding for the rubber boot to attach.

Any ideas.? Other than machining the porterbuilt arms down.?

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The dust boot seats nicely against the machine face of the ball joint cup with the spindle installed.

It's not a grease boot designed to hold in the grease, but rather a dust boot that prevents water and debris from entering the joint.

Install as is and move forward!

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I couldn't find these on the PBFAB website, are these still being made and is there still a deal on them?
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http://pbfab.com/porterbuilt-tubular-control-arms

In the drop down you can select ball joint placement. Or email sales@pbfab.com

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