A friend of mine installed a lift spindle (he thinks rough country brand) on his 2004 (coil sprung) ranger. The upper arm has the ball joint that goes into the spindle but there is a lot of slop with the pinch bolt torqued to spec (45 ft pounds). The upper ball joint won’t slip out but the front end isn’t solid like it should be.
any ideas on what this could be? Not my truck, but I’m thinking the upper ball joint is the wrong size for the spindle hole. Are there different ball joint sizes for different year rangers? Those are brand new upper arms from Detroit Axle but OEM spec.