Frequently Asked Questions
Our customers most Frequently Asked Questions A-arm / Ball Joint install
- Bolts and nut tork spec
- Stud spins in steering knuckle
- Yes, we ship our parts all over the world
- Get live shipping quotes on JBA web sites
If yes, when would they be available and what would the price be?
Thank you, Daryl
I installed the JBA ARMs for a lifted WK, and am loving them. Thank you. Quick question, do I need to grease them or do them come pre-greased?
I watched the video and found the answer regarding grease, can I order two more washers for the ball joint, I used them against the nut and they are marred with the edges of the bolt.
Christopher M Wehling
I have a 03 KJ. What is involved if I want to change the front end to a sold setup?
Sorry, We do not have a kit to change the front end to a solid axle.
I just received the UCAs for my 1st gen Tacoma, and having a hard time understanding the instructions. It seems that I need to disassemble the ball joint in order to get it pressed into the spindle - is this correct? If so, what is the best way to remove the metal cap without the small tool that you use in the video? Thanks for your help.
yes, you need to remove the factory ball joint from the steering knuckle. You can beat it out of the steering knuckle with a big hammer if you do not have the tool to remove it.
No need to remove the JBA ball joint from a-arms.
The caster is not critical and will not cause tire ware, The higher the lift the less caster you will have. The camber is setting IN and OUT of the top of tire. This will cause tire ware on inside or outside of tire. If there is a significant difference comparing the left to right then you need to look closer for other bad parts, lower A-arm bushings, Lower ball joints, bent K-frame, lose K-frame bolts or bent uni-body frame.
Sometimes you get a lazy mechanic who does not want to do his job, He will say it can not be aligned because of the lift. Do not take that for a good answer. Tell him not to be concerned with the Caster but you want the Camber to be within range, this will minimize tire ware.
JBA has thousands of A-arms installed on the Jeep KJ, KK, WK & XKs 99.9% of the time if there is a alignment problem it is a Jeep problem or a mechanic problem.
I have a 2017 Tacoma TRD Off-Road I intend to lift with the OME BP-51 kit. I plan on using your JBA STD High Caster Upper A-arms for Toyota Tacoma 05’ plus, my question is regarding wheels and tires, I noticed, it says with 255-85-16’s it requires aftermarket wheel with 4.5” backspace, is that a min/max backspace? Would a 16x8 w/ 4” backspace work? If not would wheel spacers remedy this?
Sorry, as of June 1st, 2019 we have discontinued our JBA lift kits, 4xGuard rock armor and drop ship parts.
As our control arms are gaining popularity, and to meet the demand, we need to streamline our product offerings. Our goal is to offer the best control arms in the market place and to have them in stock to ship in one business day. With making these changes I am simplifying our production process and will be able it increase our productivity to meet the demands.
For Jeep Lift kits Contact Heather at All J Products - Big Bear Jeep Shop
phone number 909-866-4800
Your sway bar is designed to stop vehicle body roll when you go around a sharp corner. So the vehicle “Wonder” is Low castor in the suspension. With the JBA-7.0.HC.EZ you will be able to get the caster between 3 to 4.5 degrees. The camber and toe will be set close to 0 "factory spec".
The factory ball joint was not designed for the stress of the large oversized tires people put on their vehicles. The excess stress causes premature ball joint failure.
If the ball separates from the socket of the a-arms your tire will fall under the vehicle. This caused more damage than the cost of the JBA UCAs!
The critical dimensions are tire diameter, any tire over 32.5", width of tire, width of wheel & wheel backspace or offset. Go to the link above for details.
Most important is lithium-base NLGI No 2 grease
Camber and toe set to factory spec.