13:20:57 - 06/02/2020
Lowered / Slammed Dakotas
Subject: Lowered Controls Arms Replacement|
I had my 2002 Dakota lowered 2/3 when new in 2001. The only reason I had it lowered is b/c I am in a wheelchair.
Now the lowered control arms are trash. I don't remember what kind they are.
My question is who makes the best lowered front control arms now..??
The truck has only 26,000 miles.
| RE: Lowered Controls Arms Replacement|
Did you go to larger wheels and/ or wider tires when you installed the lowering kit? I'm guessing you may have worn control arm bushings, upper or lower ball joints, or tie rod ends. All a common result of larger/ wider wheels and tires.
A quick 'Google' of 2002 Dodge Dakota lowering kits and I see: Belltech, DJM, and Ground Force brands. Shouldn't be too much to figure out which one you have. Compare component colors and/ or who switches out the upper control arm and you can probably narrow it down. I know the polyurethane bushings used in most lowering and lift kits need to be greased regularly (every oil change or tire rotation; i.e. every 5,000mi) or normal movement will tear them up. I bought replacement bushings for my Trailmaster (lifted) upper control arms for about $40. Hope this helps.
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