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Torsion twist damage?

BigT

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Year, Model & Trim Level
'98 Sport
I'm thinking about putting shackles and a TT lift on my 98 sport, but I was talking to a guy at a off-road shop and he was saying that the added angle of the a-arms could cause the ball joints to fail and that there would be added wear on the cv joints, even going with just a max 2" lift. Anyone have any info or experience with damage to the front end due to the twist?
 
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Ak LTD Xplorer

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1996 LIMITED OFF ROAD 4X4
you shouldent max out the TT's it can be bad..i was going to do the TT lift but have ne need with my ARC set-up like it is..
 
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Alec

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Welcome!

As long as you keep it under 2" of TT you're fine.
 
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JDraper

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As Alec said, keep it under 2" and you'll be fine. I've had mine in for almost 40k now. Yes my ball joints gave up a little early, but that is a problem for most Explorers, lifted or not. Ford uses crappy non greasable ball joints.
 
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