INSTALLING WIDER A-ARMS
STEP 6: Remove the shock from the upper shock mount
and the lower A-arm. The arms will then hang down
freely. Remove the upper and lower A-arms off of their
mounts. Now you can clean up the spindle where the new
ball joints will be installed.
STEP 7: Read the instructions that come with the kit to
see which spacers to use when you install the top arm.
Depending on what type of riding you do, the spacers
are used to offset the top A-arm to your preference. Once
you bolt on the top arm, the bottom one can be attached,
which doesn’t require spacers.
STEP 8: Next step is to bolt on the new ball joints to the
new A-arms. The bottom ball joint has no adjustments and
can be tightened down in place. The top ball joint is adjustable to set the camber later on, so do not tighten them all
the way down once you install them to the new arms.
STEP 9: Reattach the shock onto your machine the same
way it was removed from the stock A-arms.
STEP 10: Once the new ball joints are installed on
the A-arms, you can attach the wheel spindle to your
machine. Make sure the tie-rod end on the spindle is in
the right place so the spindle is installed correctly. Slide
the bottom ball joint into the spindle, and screw the nut
down a few threads. Do the same with the top ball joint
into the spindle.
STEP 11: Take a piece of wood and place it between
the spindle and the bottom A-arm in the front or rear of
it, depending on which ball joint you are tightening. The
bottom joint might require extra pressure to seat into the
spindle. You can utilize a jack stand or wooden block to
rest the bottom ball joint on, so you can tighten the nut
down. Tighten the ball-joint nuts down as hard as possible so they seat properly into the spindle. Reattach the
brake caliper to the spindle if you had to remove it.