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  1. BakerX05
    07-21-2015 08:31 AM - permalink
    Yes the ball joint is just changed out with like a 22m wrench or socket instead of:

    removing the uca, cleaning it to find the retainer clip, getting your retainer clip tool, finding a socket that fits over the ball but skinny enough to go through the opening on the uca, hammer it out, pressing the new one in (if you can get it straight and perfect the first time) putting the retainer clip back in and installing the uca back in.
  2. BakerX05
    07-20-2015 08:54 AM - permalink
    Hey Radar,

    I used to run the PRG ucas but switched to the SPC for a couple of reason. First and main reason was the ease to change the ball joint. Second was the price.
    When I wore out/damaged the hiem joint in the PRG ucas I didn't realize how much of a pain it would be to put new ones in. I didn't have a press which would have helped but I ended up pinching the metal pressing the new ones in and caused too much slop from grinding out the pinched metal. After getting the SPC I realized how much more user friendly they were. You don't have to remove the uca to replace the ball joint and you get easier alignment option too. The one down fall I have come across the SPC is that you have to grind away your coil bucket so you don't pinch and tear the rubber boot on the ball joint.

    IMO I would go with the SPC: they are cheaper, easier to work with, give you easier alignment adjustment and are jut as durable as PRG.

    When you get into town and need help hit me up.

  3. GhostX
    07-04-2015 07:30 AM - permalink
    The Titan Swap was a game changer for the Ghost, as it truly provided the suspension set up I was looking for here in SoCal. My biggest advice is to NOT go the extended half axle/R180 route. For me, this was a problematic approach, as I had several issues with the extended axles/converted CV's. Boots tearing, and CV's blowing apart. A real pain, and expensive. But mostly the down time and inconvenience of repairs were bummers. Do it right the first time, source new parts (my TS was a used kit, not recommended), and always upgrade the hardware (u-bolts, LCA/UCA hardware) with new stuff. It just pays off to do the swap right the first time, and for me it would have been sourcing the M205 and standard Titan half axles. Good luck, and feel free to PM me if you have more questions. I don't spend a much time on this site anymore, as I did sell my Xterra. Best...John/GhostX

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    Portland, OR
    Skiing in the winter, rock climbing and Mtn biking in the summer, and shootin stuff all year
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