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Ball joint flip

Hey everyone. I'm going to do a ball joint flip on my 02. I ordered the flip kit months ago and it still hasn't come in and I really can't wait anymore. Can someone please tell me what all I will need, the bolts,nuts, and all the sizes of everything so i can just buy it all peice by piece myself and get this done, thanks for your time.
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Re: Ball joint flip

The best advice I can offer is to explore the 2WD Suspension (1995.5 - 2004) section and check out the many threads on all aspects of the B/J flip.

For example ... The most comprehensive thread on bolts (plus tidbits on other issues ... ) is probably this one:

https://www.customtacos.com/forum/54...some-pics.html

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Re: Ball joint flip

I did the BJ flip. It was terrible.

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Re: Ball joint flip

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I did the BJ flip. It was terrible.
This is another aspect of the problem in trying to provide a "one size fits all" answer about B/J flips.

There are lots of ways to lower a Taco, and there are lots of reasons people do it. Different lowering approaches and amounts of drop yield different side effects (e.g., ride quality; handling; alignment issues).

You can do a good job on a B/J flip and still end up totally dissatisfied with the results because of the side effects.

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Re: Ball joint flip

From best to worst:

1.) QA1's.
2.) Lowering arms.
3.) Springs.
4.) BJ Flip.

I didn't experience 2 or 3, but taking into account what I've read on the forum. It's all subjective.

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