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Offline The norm

Modifying OEM lower control arm
« on: May 28, 2019, 09:17:01 AM »
I have a  couple sets of OEM 86 control arms that I want to freshen up.  I searched for a thread that I thought was on here where someone cut the lower ball joint off and installed a new one. If anyone has any information on the ball joint used please let me know.  Thanks Loren
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Offline jcs003

Re: Modifying OEM lower control arm
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 05:50:51 PM »
I remember there being kits sold to do this.  I will see if any are on ebay.

Offline croat1

Re: Modifying OEM lower control arm
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2019, 12:09:45 PM »
I believe GT thunder use to sell the parts.  I do recall a thread....might have been on atvriders.com

Joe

Offline Tbone07

Re: Modifying OEM lower control arm
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019, 03:45:34 PM »
Here ya go.....keep in mind this is for 450r. But it should be really similar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZuJxJlK9Vc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCwXc4vH9GY

...and here is GThunder's website if you need to find the parts. Different companies took over different parts of GThunder. So you might just have to call around a bit.

http://gtthunder.com/
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Offline The norm

Re: Modifying OEM lower control arm
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2019, 07:01:45 PM »
Thanks guys. I will continue to do some digging
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Offline broken1

Re: Modifying OEM lower control arm
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2019, 10:04:04 AM »
I think Rich was selling one of those lower ball joint kits for the 250r but that was at least a year ago or more. Maybe send Piney0 a pm & see if he can ask Rich if he still has them.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2019, 10:06:06 AM by broken1 »
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Offline Hawaiiysr

Re: Modifying OEM lower control arm
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2019, 12:58:14 PM »
there is a tread floating around around somewhere about this. i remember reading about it. ill try and do some digging this weekend also. atvriders i think maybe that other website we all use to attend before the hostile take over happened might have something.

Offline jcs003

Re: Modifying OEM lower control arm
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2019, 03:52:15 PM »
the 400ex kits should work on the 250r if you can find any.

Offline The norm

Re: Modifying OEM lower control arm
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2019, 03:53:48 PM »
I tried the gtthunder site and it was a bust
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Offline jcs003

Re: Modifying OEM lower control arm
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2019, 04:51:18 PM »
with a bit of data and a lathe you can get a kit made fairly inexpensively.

thoughts?