Fabtech Upper Control Arm Uniball Pair For 0-4" Lift F-150 Raptor 2017-2020

Fabtech:
FTS22298

Highlights

  • Stronger than Stock
  • Many Alignment Possibilities
  • Provides Solid Road Feel
  • Eliminates Upper Ball Joint
MSRP $1,528.80
$1,223.04
You save 20%

Pair of Fabtech Uniball Upper Control Arms for 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 F-150 Raptors with a 0-4" Lift.

If your rugged 2017-2020 F-150 Raptor with a 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine and a 0-4” lift spends more time tearing up the trail than it does rolling on the pavement then this Pair of Fabtech FTS22298 Uniball Upper Control Arms are an excellent addition to your upgraded pick-up. These Uniball Upper Control Arms replace the weak stock ball joint arms eliminating the potential failure from severe or aggressive off-road usage.

Features and Benefits:
- Eliminate upper ball joint with super strong 1.50” ID FK Alloy American Uniball
- Additional caster is built into arms increasing the alignment
- Fox Shox adjusted to the tallest spring seat height
- Adjustable 3/4" ID FK alloy American heims attach to frame pockets
- Increased caster and camber adjustment
- Chromoly tubing reduces flex found in stock arms
- More positive road feel
- 17-4 stainless steel heat treated Uniball
- Fits into factory ball joint taper without modification to the spindle
- Easy return to stock feature
- Arms are direct replacements for SVT factory arms on F-150 Raptors
- Yield additional strength and align ability

Featuring giant 1.50” ID FK American Uniballs and 17-4 heat-treated stainless steel, these upper control arms have strength that far exceeds their factory or stock counterparts. For a wide range of alignment possibilities, the 1.50” OD .120” wall, 4130 chromoly arms attach to the frame with 3/4" ID FK American Heims. Once attached your F-150 will have a more solid road feel.

Material Construction Specifications:
- Built with same materials found on trophy trucks
- 1.50” OD .120” wall 4130 chromoly tubing
- 1.50” ID FK alloy American Uniball
- 3/4" ID FK alloy American heim
- Heat treated 17-4 stainless steel tapered Uniball pins

Have you thought about making changes to your truck’s factory ride height? Are you unsatisfied with any of your vehicle’s stock suspension components? If you can relate to either scenario above, Fabtech suspension upgrades hold the answer.

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Installation Difficulty

Easy
Easy

Novice skill is required for this installation.

Installation Videos

Video Transcript

Today on CJ Off-Road, we're going to take full advantage of our Fabtech Four Inch Lift on our 2017 Raptor, to make it perform even better on and off the road.

We recently installed a Fabtech Four Inch Lift on our 2017 Raptor, which made it look so good. But today we're gonna take full advantage of it by installing these Uniball Upper Control Arms from Fabtech. These upper control arms are designed to fit your 2017-18 F1 Raptor with up to a four inch lift. They feature heavy duty inch and a half chrome only tubing, with inch and a half stainless steel uniballs, and three quarter inch high joints for maximum durability and performance. They'll also help to improve castor and camber adjustment while reducing flex for a more positive road feel. So let's get to the installation.

Tools you'll need for this installation: a lift or a jack and jack stands; 8MM socket; 10MM socket; 3 inch ratchet; 18MM socket; 21MM socket; 22MM socket; 28MM socket; a half inch ratchet; 9/16" wrench; 18MM wrench; 21MM wrench; 22MM wrench; a 1 1/8" wrench; and a hammer.

These Fabtech Uniball Upper Control Arms are pretty straight forward to install. The first thing we're gonna do is remove the flimsy factory upper control arm. Grab yourself an 18MM wrench and loosen the nut on the upper control arm ball joint. Don't remove the nut all the way just yet, you need to grab a hammer and hit the spindle to separate the ball joint and the spindle. While loosening the nut, if the ball joint spins, you'll need to put an 8MM socket on the bottom of it. And then if the ball joint doesn't separate from the spindle you will need to hit it with a hammer right here to separate it.

We can then remove the bolts holding in the upper control arm. You'll need an 18MM wrench, and also a 21MM wrench. Remove the nut, remove the bolt. Now we can work on the other bolt. Just like the other side, remove the bolt, then the nut. Then the arm easily comes out.

Okay we're over at the workbench now, we have to assemble our Fabtech Uniball Upper Control Arms. We're gonna start off by installing our jam nuts onto our rod ends. Thread on the jam nut, and we want about 3/8" of threads showing between the jam nut and the end of the arm joint. Right about there. Thread the rod ends into the control arm. It's also a good idea to put some anti-seize on the end of these joints. Make sure you start out with 3/8" of thread showing right here, then you can move on to the next step.

Locate the four spacers and install two of them onto each adjustable end. Just like that. And this arm is now ready to go in the truck.

Install the Fabtech arm into the factory location.

Secure the control arms with the provided hardware. Install the washer and lock nut. Then we can get the other bolt in. To make this bolt a little easier to install we put it in a socket and that allowed us to push the bolt all the way in behind the strut without removing it. Install the washer and lock nut. Install your uniball pin and place some thread locker onto the threads. Put the pin into the factory spindle, then put on a washer and lock nut. Install one of the spacers. Attach the spindle and upper control arm. Install a spacer on top of the control arm. Place some thread locker on the threads. Install the lock nut. And torque it down to 150 foot pounds. Put a half inch wrench on the top of the pin and tighten the lower nut with a 22MM socket.

Now we're gonna tighten the bottom nut with a 22MM socket and hold the top with a 28MM socket. Then torque it to 150 foot pounds.

Tighten the control arm nuts and bolts with a 22MM socket and a 21MM wrench. Tighten the other side. Torque the bolts to 127 foot pounds. The last thing we need to do is tighten the jam nut. Use a 1 1/8" wrench. Get them in as tight as you can by hand, get the wrench on there. Now that everything is tightened down and torqued we can repeat the same process on the other side.

Okay we got our Fabtech Upper Control Arms installed. As you can see they're a lot beefier than the factory control arms, and this uniball's gonna give us a lot more range in motion than the factory one. Installation really isn't too bad, you don't need to remove the strut but it will make it easier. Installation should probably take you about two hours, and before you know it you'll be heading off road.

Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following F-150 years:

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