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Unread 10-05-2010, 09:23 AM   #1
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I broke a lower control arm mount. i called them up and asked what sizes and specs i would need for a dana 30. the guy told me and i ordered them. a week later i get these HUGE brackets in the mail that look like they are for 1 tons. Now i cant get in touch with these guys because they have been closed due to a rain storm? Is anyone on this forum affiliated with ballistic fab? im not angry, i was just really hoping to get this fixed. I just want to exchange them for the right size.

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Unread 10-05-2010, 02:06 PM   #2
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what brackets did you receive? (look on your receipt and post the part number)

are these the ones you recieved?
Lower axle link brackets
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Unread 10-05-2010, 02:25 PM   #3
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I don't believe these are going to be an exact fit. When I installed a set on an 8.8 I had to grind..

This is one of the user comments from their site..

I didn't realize these brackets were so big. When I got them I had to do a lot of grinding to get them smaller and for better ground clearance. They are pretty beefy brackets and are still very nice.
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Unread 10-05-2010, 10:36 PM   #4
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Yes I ordered the lower axle links. I told the guy I needed them for a Dana 30. I received them and the recipt said they were for a 2.5 inch diamater. Which I think is right. The off set was 5 degrees. But the width was 3 inches which is wrong and the wholes were for 3/4 inch bolt. Not 9/16. So I finally got in touch with them today and the guy said he'd have someone call back In 20 minutes to get it straightened out. Why we couldn't get it straightened out right then and there I do not know!!!?? So I'm gonna call back tomorrow.
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Unread 03-01-2011, 02:56 PM   #5
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I know this is a flatliner, but did you get those brackets to work? I'm looking at brackets from either IRO or Ballistic at the moment, not sure who else makes them.
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Unread 03-01-2011, 03:08 PM   #6
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I know this is a flatliner, but did you get those brackets to work? I'm looking at brackets from either IRO or Ballistic at the moment, not sure who else makes them.
Currie makes LCA mounts, and for the best price I have seen.


http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...t.aspx?id=1275
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Unread 03-01-2011, 05:00 PM   #7
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I ordered their crossover steering kit for my Rubi. It came with everything (tubes, bungs, and heim joints), except bolts. Not such a big deal, but the guy couldn't tell me what length I would need. Again, not a HUGE problem, I'm a smart dude and can measure. But, on installation, the tubes were mondo thick (I wanted STRENGTH!!) and bumped into everything. I got 1.5 in OD .250 wall tubes. The new drag link wouldn't go on top of the knuckle because of the sway bar disco, and the tie rod hit the stock diff cover and the track bar bolt so it wouldn't steer lock to lock. Unfortunately the guy at Ballistic didn't warn me that this kit is, while indestructable, probably too much for a TJ. So long story short, I didn't have a very good experience with them, and coupled with this and a horror story on ROF, I won't be dealing with them again.
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Unread 03-01-2011, 05:38 PM   #8
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Unread 03-01-2011, 06:02 PM   #9
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I have ordered from ballistic many many times. I have never had any negative anything with them. They ar eusually stand up guys and very knowledgable. In fact I have an order that will be here this Friday from them for my WJ knuckle swap.

I would try giving them another call and explain what happened on the first call.
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Unread 03-01-2011, 11:23 PM   #10
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Ballistic, Currie, IRO, and Poly all come out to about the same price, lol. Ballistic has some clearance specials, but I
don't know the measurements to know if those would work.
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Unread 03-02-2011, 12:11 AM   #11
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I have ordered from ballistic many many times. I have never had any negative anything with them. They ar eusually stand up guys and very knowledgable. In fact I have an order that will be here this Friday from them for my WJ knuckle swap.

I would try giving them another call and explain what happened on the first call.
i ripped off my lower front control arm bracket too, and got mine from these guys with no problems...(on a d30)...
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Unread 03-02-2011, 10:13 AM   #12
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i ripped off my lower front control arm bracket too, and got mine from these guys with no problems...(on a d30)...
Which bracket did you use?
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Unread 04-02-2011, 08:18 PM   #13
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Just use the Ruffstuff radius link tabs, way stronger at 3/8". Yes they are cut to 3" but after reading this I think we will make a few hundred to a 2.5" radius and add a bridge so it is easier bur the 3/8" thickness isn't going to move when it hits a rock...

Of course I am biased
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Unread 04-02-2011, 08:39 PM   #14
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Ballistic makes a bunch of crap, you will wait weeks at a time for your order, when it gets there, it will be incomplete, and when you get the last half, it will be wrong.

Then you wear out their suspension joints with 1000 miles of street driving, then find out they redesigned the joints because the ones they prematurely released are complete garbage and won't back up their old product.


I will admit some of the stuff they've redesigned is probably okay now, but they have been by far the absolute worst vendor I've ever had to deal with.



Everything that Ballistic has screwed up, has been fixed with stuff from Ruff Stuff Specialties... of which I have no complaints. Customer service is above and beyond most(all?) other places I've ever dealt with, and the products are top notch and fit right.

Ruff Stuff has messed up a couple of my orders before... but when I called and explained what happened... I got the correct parts overnighted to me and Dan paypal'd me $ to send back the old stuff. That is great service IMO.


You can check out my build thread if you want to read the details on all the shenanigans I've had to put with with Ballistic.
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Unread 04-03-2011, 06:59 AM   #15
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The Ballistic lower link brackets are huge.

I do not recommend them because of this.
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