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Ultimate Upper Control Arms

BHU-SPANNER

Specifically designed for our adjustable upper control arms, these durable spanners provide an exact fit and ease of use. Keep your vehicle's alignment in check and maintain optimal handling with this essential spare part.

Two spanners are provided with each set of Blackhawk Ultimate Upper Control Arms, however, should these become damaged or lost, replacements are available.

DUE FOR RELEASE IN 2024!

Introducing the Revolutionary Blackhawk4x4 Adjustable Upper Control Arms

Blackhawk4x4 has a long history of pioneering wheel alignment correction for lifted 4x4s. We've stood the test of time and continue to lead the way, with our relentless focus on design and manufacturing of industry-leading, fixed position Upper Control Arms (UCA’s).

But we don't stop there. As trailblazers in the field, we strive to respond to market needs and trends. Recognizing the growing need for adjustable UCAs that allow users the freedom to customise settings to their specific needs, we embarked on a new journey. We are excited to introduce the Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s - the first ever street legal, on-car adjustable and forged Upper Control Arms.

Our latest offering results from years of tireless effort by our expert team of mechanical engineers, who have worked closely with field experts such as metallurgists, VASS Engineers, and VIC Roads signatories. Utilising state-of-the-art Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and validating our designs through rigorous physical testing in Melbourne-based NATA testing facilities, we’ve forged a product that combines the best of technology and materials for the ULTIMATE solution.

Blackhawk4x4 Adjustable UCA’s - Unleashing the Power of Precision Control

Our range of Adjustable UCA’s pack an array of superior features that make them an invaluable addition to any 4x4. They are designed with:

  • A main frame forged from 6083 aluminium for durability.
  • Forged 4140 bush apertures that ensure a solid and firm fit.
  • Billet machined 4140 on-vehicle adjusters that allow on-the-go customisation.
  • Our unique, patent-pending, dual locking proprietary nut system for added security.
  • Rubber bushings of OE spec that offer excellent vibration isolation.
  • The robust and serviceable ROADSAFE high articulation, greaseable ball joint that provides a whopping 80 degrees of articulation.
  • NATA certified ADR compliance for assurance of safety and reliability.
  • FEA tested for ADR compliance, further reaffirming our commitment to quality and safety.

The Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s provide unmatched adjustability on-car, giving OE specifications and even better for lifts from 30mm to 75mm - guaranteed, with even higher capabilities in many applications. The ball joint in the ULTIMATE UCA’s, a new design that offers 80 degrees of articulation, equals the strength of an OEM ball joint and is manufactured from high-strength 4140 chromium molybdenum (chromoly) steel.

We also provide detailed fitting instructions online, allowing users to make appropriate adjustments based on their vehicle lift and desired alignment outcome.

The Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s are indeed a product by 4wders for 4wders who accept nothing less than the best. It's time to revolutionise your 4x4 experience. Let our Adjustable UCA's redefine the standards of control and performance for your vehicle. Embrace the Blackhawk4x4 difference today.

Introducing the Revolutionary Blackhawk4x4 Adjustable Upper Control Arms

BHU5251P

Blackhawk4x4 has a long history of pioneering wheel alignment correction for lifted 4x4s. We've stood the test of time and continue to lead the way, with our relentless focus on design and manufacturing of industry-leading, fixed position Upper Control Arms (UCA’s).

But we don't stop there. As trailblazers in the field, we strive to respond to market needs and trends. Recognizing the growing need for adjustable UCAs that allow users the freedom to customise settings to their specific needs, we embarked on a new journey. We are excited to introduce the Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s - the first ever street legal, on-car adjustable and forged Upper Control Arms.

Our latest offering results from years of tireless effort by our expert team of mechanical engineers, who have worked closely with field experts such as metallurgists, VASS Engineers, and VIC Roads signatories. Utilising state-of-the-art Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and validating our designs through rigorous physical testing in Melbourne-based NATA testing facilities, we’ve forged a product that combines the best of technology and materials for the ULTIMATE solution.

Blackhawk4x4 Adjustable UCA’s - Unleashing the Power of Precision Control

Our range of Adjustable UCA’s pack an array of superior features that make them an invaluable addition to any 4x4. They are designed with:

  • A main frame forged from 6083 aluminium for durability.
  • Forged 4140 bush apertures that ensure a solid and firm fit.
  • Billet machined 4140 on-vehicle adjusters that allow on-the-go customisation.
  • Our unique, patent-pending, dual locking proprietary nut system for added security.
  • Rubber bushings of OE spec that offer excellent vibration isolation.
  • The robust and serviceable ROADSAFE high articulation, greaseable ball joint that provides a whopping 80 degrees of articulation.
  • NATA certified ADR compliance for assurance of safety and reliability.
  • FEA tested for ADR compliance, further reaffirming our commitment to quality and safety.

The Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s provide unmatched adjustability on-car, giving OE specifications and even better for lifts from 30mm to 75mm - guaranteed, with even higher capabilities in many applications. The ball joint in the ULTIMATE UCA’s, a new design that offers 80 degrees of articulation, equals the strength of an OEM ball joint and is manufactured from high-strength 4140 chromium molybdenum (chromoly) steel.

We also provide detailed fitting instructions online, allowing users to make appropriate adjustments based on their vehicle lift and desired alignment outcome.

The Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s are indeed a product by 4wders for 4wders who accept nothing less than the best. It's time to revolutionise your 4x4 experience. Let our Adjustable UCA's redefine the standards of control and performance for your vehicle. Embrace the Blackhawk4x4 difference today.

DUE FOR RELEASE IN 2024!

Introducing the Revolutionary Blackhawk4x4 Adjustable Upper Control Arms

Blackhawk4x4 has a long history of pioneering wheel alignment correction for lifted 4x4s. We've stood the test of time and continue to lead the way, with our relentless focus on design and manufacturing of industry-leading, fixed position Upper Control Arms (UCA’s).

But we don't stop there. As trailblazers in the field, we strive to respond to market needs and trends. Recognizing the growing need for adjustable UCAs that allow users the freedom to customise settings to their specific needs, we embarked on a new journey. We are excited to introduce the Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s - the first ever street legal, on-car adjustable and forged Upper Control Arms.

Our latest offering results from years of tireless effort by our expert team of mechanical engineers, who have worked closely with field experts such as metallurgists, VASS Engineers, and VIC Roads signatories. Utilising state-of-the-art Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and validating our designs through rigorous physical testing in Melbourne-based NATA testing facilities, we’ve forged a product that combines the best of technology and materials for the ULTIMATE solution.

Blackhawk4x4 Adjustable UCA’s - Unleashing the Power of Precision Control

Our range of Adjustable UCA’s pack an array of superior features that make them an invaluable addition to any 4x4. They are designed with:

  • A main frame forged from 6083 aluminium for durability.
  • Forged 4140 bush apertures that ensure a solid and firm fit.
  • Billet machined 4140 on-vehicle adjusters that allow on-the-go customisation.
  • Our unique, patent-pending, dual locking proprietary nut system for added security.
  • Rubber bushings of OE spec that offer excellent vibration isolation.
  • The robust and serviceable ROADSAFE high articulation, greaseable ball joint that provides a whopping 80 degrees of articulation.
  • NATA certified ADR compliance for assurance of safety and reliability.
  • FEA tested for ADR compliance, further reaffirming our commitment to quality and safety.

The Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s provide unmatched adjustability on-car, giving OE specifications and even better for lifts from 30mm to 75mm - guaranteed, with even higher capabilities in many applications. The ball joint in the ULTIMATE UCA’s, a new design that offers 80 degrees of articulation, equals the strength of an OEM ball joint and is manufactured from high-strength 4140 chromium molybdenum (chromoly) steel.

We also provide detailed fitting instructions online, allowing users to make appropriate adjustments based on their vehicle lift and desired alignment outcome.

The Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s are indeed a product by 4wders for 4wders who accept nothing less than the best. It's time to revolutionise your 4x4 experience. Let our Adjustable UCA's redefine the standards of control and performance for your vehicle. Embrace the Blackhawk4x4 difference today.

Introducing the Revolutionary Blackhawk4x4 Adjustable Upper Control Arms

Blackhawk4x4 has a long history of pioneering wheel alignment correction for lifted 4x4s. We've stood the test of time and continue to lead the way, with our relentless focus on design and manufacturing of industry-leading, fixed position Upper Control Arms (UCA’s).

But we don't stop there. As trailblazers in the field, we strive to respond to market needs and trends. Recognizing the growing need for adjustable UCAs that allow users the freedom to customise settings to their specific needs, we embarked on a new journey. We are excited to introduce the Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s - the first ever street legal, on-car adjustable and forged Upper Control Arms.

Our latest offering results from years of tireless effort by our expert team of mechanical engineers, who have worked closely with field experts such as metallurgists, VASS Engineers, and VIC Roads signatories. Utilising state-of-the-art Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and validating our designs through rigorous physical testing in Melbourne-based NATA testing facilities, we’ve forged a product that combines the best of technology and materials for the ULTIMATE solution.

Blackhawk4x4 Adjustable UCA’s - Unleashing the Power of Precision Control

Our range of Adjustable UCA’s pack an array of superior features that make them an invaluable addition to any 4x4. They are designed with:

  • A main frame forged from 6083 aluminium for durability.
  • Forged 4140 bush apertures that ensure a solid and firm fit.
  • Billet machined 4140 on-vehicle adjusters that allow on-the-go customisation.
  • Our unique, patent-pending, dual locking proprietary nut system for added security.
  • Rubber bushings of OE spec that offer excellent vibration isolation.
  • The robust and serviceable ROADSAFE high articulation, greaseable ball joint that provides a whopping 80 degrees of articulation.
  • NATA certified ADR compliance for assurance of safety and reliability.
  • FEA tested for ADR compliance, further reaffirming our commitment to quality and safety.

The Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s provide unmatched adjustability on-car, giving OE specifications and even better for lifts from 30mm to 75mm - guaranteed, with even higher capabilities in many applications. The ball joint in the ULTIMATE UCA’s, a new design that offers 80 degrees of articulation, equals the strength of an OEM ball joint and is manufactured from high-strength 4140 chromium molybdenum (chromoly) steel.

We also provide detailed fitting instructions online, allowing users to make appropriate adjustments based on their vehicle lift and desired alignment outcome.

The Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s are indeed a product by 4wders for 4wders who accept nothing less than the best. It's time to revolutionise your 4x4 experience. Let our Adjustable UCA's redefine the standards of control and performance for your vehicle. Embrace the Blackhawk4x4 difference today.

Introducing the Revolutionary Blackhawk4x4 Adjustable Upper Control Arms

BHU3957R

Blackhawk4x4 has a long history of pioneering wheel alignment correction for lifted 4x4s. We've stood the test of time and continue to lead the way, with our relentless focus on design and manufacturing of industry-leading, fixed position Upper Control Arms (UCA’s).

But we don't stop there. As trailblazers in the field, we strive to respond to market needs and trends. Recognizing the growing need for adjustable UCAs that allow users the freedom to customise settings to their specific needs, we embarked on a new journey. We are excited to introduce the Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s - the first ever street legal, on-car adjustable and forged Upper Control Arms.

Our latest offering results from years of tireless effort by our expert team of mechanical engineers, who have worked closely with field experts such as metallurgists, VASS Engineers, and VIC Roads signatories. Utilising state-of-the-art Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and validating our designs through rigorous physical testing in Melbourne-based NATA testing facilities, we’ve forged a product that combines the best of technology and materials for the ULTIMATE solution.

Blackhawk4x4 Adjustable UCA’s - Unleashing the Power of Precision Control

Our range of Adjustable UCA’s pack an array of superior features that make them an invaluable addition to any 4x4. They are designed with:

  • A main frame forged from 6083 aluminium for durability.
  • Forged 4140 bush apertures that ensure a solid and firm fit.
  • Billet machined 4140 on-vehicle adjusters that allow on-the-go customisation.
  • Our unique, patent-pending, dual locking proprietary nut system for added security.
  • Rubber bushings of OE spec that offer excellent vibration isolation.
  • The robust and serviceable ROADSAFE high articulation, greaseable ball joint that provides a whopping 80 degrees of articulation.
  • NATA certified ADR compliance for assurance of safety and reliability.
  • FEA tested for ADR compliance, further reaffirming our commitment to quality and safety.

The Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s provide unmatched adjustability on-car, giving OE specifications and even better for lifts from 30mm to 75mm - guaranteed, with even higher capabilities in many applications. The ball joint in the ULTIMATE UCA’s, a new design that offers 80 degrees of articulation, equals the strength of an OEM ball joint and is manufactured from high-strength 4140 chromium molybdenum (chromoly) steel.

We also provide detailed fitting instructions online, allowing users to make appropriate adjustments based on their vehicle lift and desired alignment outcome.

The Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s are indeed a product by 4wders for 4wders who accept nothing less than the best. It's time to revolutionise your 4x4 experience. Let our Adjustable UCA's redefine the standards of control and performance for your vehicle. Embrace the Blackhawk4x4 difference today.

Introducing the Revolutionary Blackhawk4x4 Adjustable Upper Control Arms

BHU4981N

Blackhawk4x4 has a long history of pioneering wheel alignment correction for lifted 4x4s. We've stood the test of time and continue to lead the way, with our relentless focus on design and manufacturing of industry-leading, fixed position Upper Control Arms (UCA’s).

But we don't stop there. As trailblazers in the field, we strive to respond to market needs and trends. Recognizing the growing need for adjustable UCAs that allow users the freedom to customise settings to their specific needs, we embarked on a new journey. We are excited to introduce the Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s - the first ever street legal, on-car adjustable and forged Upper Control Arms.

Our latest offering results from years of tireless effort by our expert team of mechanical engineers, who have worked closely with field experts such as metallurgists, VASS Engineers, and VIC Roads signatories. Utilising state-of-the-art Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and validating our designs through rigorous physical testing in Melbourne-based NATA testing facilities, we’ve forged a product that combines the best of technology and materials for the ULTIMATE solution.

Blackhawk4x4 Adjustable UCA’s - Unleashing the Power of Precision Control

Our range of Adjustable UCA’s pack an array of superior features that make them an invaluable addition to any 4x4. They are designed with:

  • A main frame forged from 6083 aluminium for durability.
  • Forged 4140 bush apertures that ensure a solid and firm fit.
  • Billet machined 4140 on-vehicle adjusters that allow on-the-go customisation.
  • Our unique, patent-pending, dual locking proprietary nut system for added security.
  • Rubber bushings of OE spec that offer excellent vibration isolation.
  • The robust and serviceable ROADSAFE high articulation, greaseable ball joint that provides a whopping 80 degrees of articulation.
  • NATA certified ADR compliance for assurance of safety and reliability.
  • FEA tested for ADR compliance, further reaffirming our commitment to quality and safety.

The Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s provide unmatched adjustability on-car, giving OE specifications and even better for lifts from 30mm to 75mm - guaranteed, with even higher capabilities in many applications. The ball joint in the ULTIMATE UCA’s, a new design that offers 80 degrees of articulation, equals the strength of an OEM ball joint and is manufactured from high-strength 4140 chromium molybdenum (chromoly) steel.

We also provide detailed fitting instructions online, allowing users to make appropriate adjustments based on their vehicle lift and desired alignment outcome.

The Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s are indeed a product by 4wders for 4wders who accept nothing less than the best. It's time to revolutionise your 4x4 experience. Let our Adjustable UCA's redefine the standards of control and performance for your vehicle. Embrace the Blackhawk4x4 difference today.

Introducing the Revolutionary Blackhawk4x4 Adjustable Upper Control Arms

BHU3841P

Blackhawk4x4 has a long history of pioneering wheel alignment correction for lifted 4x4s. We've stood the test of time and continue to lead the way, with our relentless focus on design and manufacturing of industry-leading, fixed position Upper Control Arms (UCA’s).

But we don't stop there. As trailblazers in the field, we strive to respond to market needs and trends. Recognizing the growing need for adjustable UCAs that allow users the freedom to customise settings to their specific needs, we embarked on a new journey. We are excited to introduce the Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s - the first ever street legal, on-car adjustable and forged Upper Control Arms.

Our latest offering results from years of tireless effort by our expert team of mechanical engineers, who have worked closely with field experts such as metallurgists, VASS Engineers, and VIC Roads signatories. Utilising state-of-the-art Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and validating our designs through rigorous physical testing in Melbourne-based NATA testing facilities, we’ve forged a product that combines the best of technology and materials for the ULTIMATE solution.

Blackhawk4x4 Adjustable UCA’s - Unleashing the Power of Precision Control

Our range of Adjustable UCA’s pack an array of superior features that make them an invaluable addition to any 4x4. They are designed with:

  • A main frame forged from 6083 aluminium for durability.
  • Forged 4140 bush apertures that ensure a solid and firm fit.
  • Billet machined 4140 on-vehicle adjusters that allow on-the-go customisation.
  • Our unique, patent-pending, dual locking proprietary nut system for added security.
  • Rubber bushings of OE spec that offer excellent vibration isolation.
  • The robust and serviceable ROADSAFE high articulation, greaseable ball joint that provides a whopping 80 degrees of articulation.
  • NATA certified ADR compliance for assurance of safety and reliability.
  • FEA tested for ADR compliance, further reaffirming our commitment to quality and safety.

The Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s provide unmatched adjustability on-car, giving OE specifications and even better for lifts from 30mm to 75mm - guaranteed, with even higher capabilities in many applications. The ball joint in the ULTIMATE UCA’s, a new design that offers 80 degrees of articulation, equals the strength of an OEM ball joint and is manufactured from high-strength 4140 chromium molybdenum (chromoly) steel.

We also provide detailed fitting instructions online, allowing users to make appropriate adjustments based on their vehicle lift and desired alignment outcome.

The Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s are indeed a product by 4wders for 4wders who accept nothing less than the best. It's time to revolutionise your 4x4 experience. Let our Adjustable UCA's redefine the standards of control and performance for your vehicle. Embrace the Blackhawk4x4 difference today.

Introducing the Revolutionary Blackhawk4x4 Adjustable Upper Control Arms

BHU3841T

Blackhawk4x4 has a long history of pioneering wheel alignment correction for lifted 4x4s. We've stood the test of time and continue to lead the way, with our relentless focus on design and manufacturing of industry-leading, fixed position Upper Control Arms (UCA’s).

But we don't stop there. As trailblazers in the field, we strive to respond to market needs and trends. Recognizing the growing need for adjustable UCAs that allow users the freedom to customise settings to their specific needs, we embarked on a new journey. We are excited to introduce the Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s - the first ever street legal, on-car adjustable and forged Upper Control Arms.

Our latest offering results from years of tireless effort by our expert team of mechanical engineers, who have worked closely with field experts such as metallurgists, VASS Engineers, and VIC Roads signatories. Utilising state-of-the-art Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and validating our designs through rigorous physical testing in Melbourne-based NATA testing facilities, we’ve forged a product that combines the best of technology and materials for the ULTIMATE solution.

Blackhawk4x4 Adjustable UCA’s - Unleashing the Power of Precision Control

Our range of Adjustable UCA’s pack an array of superior features that make them an invaluable addition to any 4x4. They are designed with:

  • A main frame forged from 6083 aluminium for durability.
  • Forged 4140 bush apertures that ensure a solid and firm fit.
  • Billet machined 4140 on-vehicle adjusters that allow on-the-go customisation.
  • Our unique, patent-pending, dual locking proprietary nut system for added security.
  • Rubber bushings of OE spec that offer excellent vibration isolation.
  • The robust and serviceable ROADSAFE high articulation, greaseable ball joint that provides a whopping 80 degrees of articulation.
  • NATA certified ADR compliance for assurance of safety and reliability.
  • FEA tested for ADR compliance, further reaffirming our commitment to quality and safety.

The Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s provide unmatched adjustability on-car, giving OE specifications and even better for lifts from 30mm to 75mm - guaranteed, with even higher capabilities in many applications. The ball joint in the ULTIMATE UCA’s, a new design that offers 80 degrees of articulation, equals the strength of an OEM ball joint and is manufactured from high-strength 4140 chromium molybdenum (chromoly) steel.

We also provide detailed fitting instructions online, allowing users to make appropriate adjustments based on their vehicle lift and desired alignment outcome.

The Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s are indeed a product by 4wders for 4wders who accept nothing less than the best. It's time to revolutionise your 4x4 experience. Let our Adjustable UCA's redefine the standards of control and performance for your vehicle. Embrace the Blackhawk4x4 difference today.

Introducing the Revolutionary Blackhawk4x4 Adjustable Upper Control Arms

BHU3881H

Blackhawk4x4 has a long history of pioneering wheel alignment correction for lifted 4x4s. We've stood the test of time and continue to lead the way, with our relentless focus on design and manufacturing of industry-leading, fixed position Upper Control Arms (UCA’s).

But we don't stop there. As trailblazers in the field, we strive to respond to market needs and trends. Recognizing the growing need for adjustable UCAs that allow users the freedom to customise settings to their specific needs, we embarked on a new journey. We are excited to introduce the Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s - the first ever street legal, on-car adjustable and forged Upper Control Arms.

Our latest offering results from years of tireless effort by our expert team of mechanical engineers, who have worked closely with field experts such as metallurgists, VASS Engineers, and VIC Roads signatories. Utilising state-of-the-art Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and validating our designs through rigorous physical testing in Melbourne-based NATA testing facilities, we’ve forged a product that combines the best of technology and materials for the ULTIMATE solution.

Blackhawk4x4 Adjustable UCA’s - Unleashing the Power of Precision Control

Our range of Adjustable UCA’s pack an array of superior features that make them an invaluable addition to any 4x4. They are designed with:

  • A main frame forged from 6083 aluminium for durability.
  • Forged 4140 bush apertures that ensure a solid and firm fit.
  • Billet machined 4140 on-vehicle adjusters that allow on-the-go customisation.
  • Our unique, patent-pending, dual locking proprietary nut system for added security.
  • Rubber bushings of OE spec that offer excellent vibration isolation.
  • The robust and serviceable ROADSAFE high articulation, greaseable ball joint that provides a whopping 80 degrees of articulation.
  • NATA certified ADR compliance for assurance of safety and reliability.
  • FEA tested for ADR compliance, further reaffirming our commitment to quality and safety.

The Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s provide unmatched adjustability on-car, giving OE specifications and even better for lifts from 30mm to 75mm - guaranteed, with even higher capabilities in many applications. The ball joint in the ULTIMATE UCA’s, a new design that offers 80 degrees of articulation, equals the strength of an OEM ball joint and is manufactured from high-strength 4140 chromium molybdenum (chromoly) steel.

We also provide detailed fitting instructions online, allowing users to make appropriate adjustments based on their vehicle lift and desired alignment outcome.

The Blackhawk4x4 ULTIMATE UCA’s are indeed a product by 4wders for 4wders who accept nothing less than the best. It's time to revolutionise your 4x4 experience. Let our Adjustable UCA's redefine the standards of control and performance for your vehicle. Embrace the Blackhawk4x4 difference today.

Upper Control Arms

Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that will bolt in with marked improvements over the OE design.

UCA3091S

UCA3091A Has been developed to suit Ford Ranger PY and VW Amarok models with a steel front steering knuckle.
For models with an aluminium front steering knuckle, please see UCA3091A.

The evolution of the Blackhawk UCA’s…

When a vehicle has raised suspension and this can be anything from 30mm or above, it will disrupt the vehicles relationship with factory set geometry and create issues such as…

  • Reduced caster correction – causing vague steering and response
  • Bump steer resulting in reduced handling – with an out of control feeling
  • Clearance issues to suspension & wheels/tyres – larger wheels can hit suspension components
  • Some standard vehicles can have an issue of the UCA hitting the coil on full droop,
  • Strength of OE equipment in offroad scenarios –

Roadsafe 4WD have developed their UCA range of product drawing from over 30 years of experience in the manufacture & supply of chassis parts including but not limited to steering & suspension components. The Blackhawk UCA’s have been designed in conjunction with industry experts to ensure vehicle fitment is comprehensive. In this process we identified a large number of issues that can be present, resulting in a list of features we included to overcome these issues…

  • Fixed Caster correction, we’ve identified the correct amount of caster correction required for lifts ranging from 30-70mm, by providing a bulk – fixed amount of caster, this offers the ability to utilise the factory adjustment to fine tune the caster required for your vehicles lift, with the UCA not being the limiting factor for increased droop relative to the other components.
  • Camber change to meet OE spec, if your application requires increased camber, we can offer offset bushings to provide more camber.
  • Clearance to larger aftermarket wheels & tyres – we often see larger than standard size tyres with wheel offsets having clearance issues to the OE UCA, our Blackhawk UCA’s minimise this as much as possible.
  • Clearance to suspension components & chassis – a large number of OE UCA’s hit the coil or the chassis mounts on during the suspension travel limiting the amount of travel you can achieve, with revised bends and clearances identified the Blackhawk UCA’s will not contact the strut or the chassis limiting travel unless specifically designed to do so.
  • Fixed position balljoint – Blackhawk UCA’s do not use an adjustable balljoint, with a fixed location balljoint we are able to offer OE specification for the ball joint itself.
    • The position of the balljoint housings have been rotated to ensure the balljoint is not the limiting factor with maximum down travel. Roadsafe specifically chose a fixed ball joint for a number of reasons – in offroad applications the ball joint receives a large amount of “bump” loads, which over time can either knock an adjustable ball joint out of position leading to increased tyre wear due to a change in caster. Changing from a fixed balljoint mount reduces the structural integrity of the mount and the mounting platform of the balljoint, with any remote traveling we need to ensure strength and reliability is not compromised.
    • There will never be a need to adjust or re-adjust your caster once established with the Blackhawk arms as the balljoint cannot be knocked out of position.
  • Maintain OE specification ball joint & bushings – regardless of where you may go, if you need to replace a balljoint or bushing you can use genuine replacement parts or aftermarket OE specification replacement items, regardless of how remote you are at home or abroad.
  • Ball joint binding – Often we see the ball joint limiting the amount of down travel because the OE ball stud hits the side of the ball joint housing, this creates a stress point on the ball stud creating an environment for potential terminal failure of the ball joint, it also limits the amount of down travel possible when used in conjunction with aftermarket suspension and longer shock lengths.
  • Securing ABS lines – we incorporate tabs and mounts where practical so the OE lines can be secured discreetly where possible, reducing the potential of sticks and other debris from damaging the sensitive lines.
  • Increased strength compared to the OE design – The design of the Blackhawk arms have shown with the use of FEA to be much stiffer than the OE arms, providing the driver with increased handling and response when the Blackhawk arms are fitted when compared to the OE arms, this is illustrated by the amount of deflection the FEA results have provided, with 3 times less deflection in the Blackhawk UCA’s.

Does this rigidity negatively transfer to the vehicle – No, because the Blackhawk arms use OE Rubber bushing, any NVH (Noise, Vibration and harshness) is absorbed in the rubber bushings before it makes it way to the chassis, you may find an increase in wear in the bushings which is directly related to how you drive the vehicle, the bushings are a consumable component of any vehicle, however you should expect years of trouble free service before the need to replace the bushings.

  • Heavy Duty Long life Balljoints – Roadsafe 4wd specially redesigned the OE balljoint into a heavy duty application, due to the nature of the application the 4wding community require a serviceable component, so we have a balljoint that is manufactured in the “hard to hard” style with a locating nylon disc that the ball stud terminates against, grease is pumped into the assembly through the top keeping everything lubricated and keeping any potential contaminants out of the boot region. The ball studs and seat area of the housing are all heat treated forming a hardened surface with the purpose of long life and limited wear.
  • Dust Cap – Blackhawk arms that utilise a press in balljoint feature a machined alloy dust cap which is anodized black with engraved Blackhawk logo to deter corrosion etc, as a result creating a sealed housing to remove the balljoint from the elements such as water, dust & mud ensuring they are in the best possible environment.
  • Finish – All arms are sand blasted upon completion and E coated black for a durable discreet finish, E coating is the same process the vehicles manufacturer used for the original equipment you are replacing.

OEM & Blackhawk Upper control arm samples have been computer modeled and subsequently FEA tested with static and bump/lateral load tests, these results have been reviewed and certified by VASS Engineers locally who unequivocally confirm the design and materials chosen to manufacture the Blackhawk arms by long term suspension manufacturer Roadsafe Automotive products, and that they are of sound design and furthermore exceed the original equipment by design in strength and functionality.

A key feature identified by the FEA testing was the amount of deflection seen between the OE component and the Blackhawk UCA, with the Blackhawk arms being 3 times stiffer than the original equipment, resulting in significant increased handling and feel of your vehicle as the suspension cycles.

The manufacturing process is controlled by Roadsafe with a range of Quality Assurance procedures in place, some of these include…

  • Welding specifications, Material & procedure
  • Material selection
  • Manufacturing jigs inspected for conformity regularly
  • Random post manufacturing QC checks
  • ISO/TS16949:2009
  • IATF number 0224504 – Manufacture of steering and suspension parts

Based on years of experience in manufacturing a large volume of suspension components, Roadsafe is able to ensure the manufacturing process is of standard delivering a high quality component to market.

Spare Parts are available for our entire product range!

Ball Joint Part Number: BJ3091SHD

Bushing Part Number: S0564R

Ball Joint Cap Part Number: UCABHCAP2V2

Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that will bolt in with marked improvements over the OE design. UCA3957R The evolution of the Blackhawk UCA’s… When a vehicle has raised suspension and this can be anything from 30mm or above, it will disrupt the vehicles relationship with factory set geometry and create issues such as…
  • Reduced caster correction – causing vague steering and response
  • Bump steer resulting in reduced handling – with an out of control feeling
  • Clearance issues to suspension & wheels/tyres – larger wheels can hit suspension components
  • Some standard vehicles can have an issue of the UCA hitting the coil on full droop,
  • Strength of OE equipment in offroad scenarios –
Roadsafe 4WD have developed their UCA range of product drawing from over 30 years of experience in the manufacture & supply of chassis parts including but not limited to steering & suspension components. The Blackhawk UCA’s have been designed in conjunction with industry experts to ensure vehicle fitment is comprehensive. In this process we identified a large number of issues that can be present, resulting in a list of features we included to overcome these issues…
  • Fixed Caster correction, we’ve identified the correct amount of caster correction required for lifts ranging from 30-70mm, by providing a bulk – fixed amount of caster, this offers the ability to utilise the factory adjustment to fine tune the caster required for your vehicles lift, with the UCA not being the limiting factor for increased droop relative to the other components.
  • Camber change to meet OE spec, if your application requires increased camber, we can offer offset bushings to provide more camber.
  • Clearance to larger aftermarket wheels & tyres – we often see larger than standard size tyres with wheel offsets having clearance issues to the OE UCA, our Blackhawk UCA’s minimise this as much as possible.
  • Clearance to suspension components & chassis – a large number of OE UCA’s hit the coil or the chassis mounts on during the suspension travel limiting the amount of travel you can achieve, with revised bends and clearances identified the Blackhawk UCA’s will not contact the strut or the chassis limiting travel unless specifically designed to do so.
  • Fixed position balljoint – Blackhawk UCA’s do not use an adjustable balljoint, with a fixed location balljoint we are able to offer OE specification for the ball joint itself.
    • The position of the balljoint housings have been rotated to ensure the balljoint is not the limiting factor with maximum down travel. Roadsafe specifically chose a fixed ball joint for a number of reasons – in offroad applications the ball joint receives a large amount of “bump” loads, which over time can either knock an adjustable ball joint out of position leading to increased tyre wear due to a change in caster. Changing from a fixed balljoint mount reduces the structural integrity of the mount and the mounting platform of the balljoint, with any remote traveling we need to ensure strength and reliability is not compromised.
    • There will never be a need to adjust or re-adjust your caster once established with the Blackhawk arms as the balljoint cannot be knocked out of position.
  • Maintain OE specification ball joint & bushings – regardless of where you may go, if you need to replace a balljoint or bushing you can use genuine replacement parts or aftermarket OE specification replacement items, regardless of how remote you are at home or abroad.
  • Ball joint binding – Often we see the ball joint limiting the amount of down travel because the OE ball stud hits the side of the ball joint housing, this creates a stress point on the ball stud creating an environment for potential terminal failure of the ball joint, it also limits the amount of down travel possible when used in conjunction with aftermarket suspension and longer shock lengths.
  • Securing ABS lines – we incorporate tabs and mounts where practical so the OE lines can be secured discreetly where possible, reducing the potential of sticks and other debris from damaging the sensitive lines.
  • Increased strength compared to the OE design – The design of the Blackhawk arms have shown with the use of FEA to be much stiffer than the OE arms, providing the driver with increased handling and response when the Blackhawk arms are fitted when compared to the OE arms, this is illustrated by the amount of deflection the FEA results have provided, with 3 times less deflection in the Blackhawk UCA’s.
Does this rigidity negatively transfer to the vehicle – No, because the Blackhawk arms use OE Rubber bushing, any NVH (Noise, Vibration and harshness) is absorbed in the rubber bushings before it makes it way to the chassis, you may find an increase in wear in the bushings which is directly related to how you drive the vehicle, the bushings are a consumable component of any vehicle, however you should expect years of trouble free service before the need to replace the bushings.
  • Heavy Duty Long life Balljoints – Roadsafe 4wd specially redesigned the OE balljoint into a heavy duty application, due to the nature of the application the 4wding community require a serviceable component, so we have a balljoint that is manufactured in the “hard to hard” style with a locating nylon disc that the ball stud terminates against, grease is pumped into the assembly through the top keeping everything lubricated and keeping any potential contaminants out of the boot region. The ball studs and seat area of the housing are all heat treated forming a hardened surface with the purpose of long life and limited wear.
  • Dust Cap – Blackhawk arms that utilise a press in balljoint feature a machined alloy dust cap which is anodized black with engraved Blackhawk logo to deter corrosion etc, as a result creating a sealed housing to remove the balljoint from the elements such as water, dust & mud ensuring they are in the best possible environment.
  • Finish – All arms are sand blasted upon completion and E coated black for a durable discreet finish, E coating is the same process the vehicles manufacturer used for the original equipment you are replacing.
OEM & Blackhawk Upper control arm samples have been computer modeled and subsequently FEA tested with static and bump/lateral load tests, these results have been reviewed and certified by VASS Engineers locally who unequivocally confirm the design and materials chosen to manufacture the Blackhawk arms by long term suspension manufacturer Roadsafe Automotive products, and that they are of sound design and furthermore exceed the original equipment by design in strength and functionality. A key feature identified by the FEA testing was the amount of deflection seen between the OE component and the Blackhawk UCA, with the Blackhawk arms being 3 times stiffer than the original equipment, resulting in significant increased handling and feel of your vehicle as the suspension cycles. The manufacturing process is controlled by Roadsafe with a range of Quality Assurance procedures in place, some of these include…
  • Welding specifications, Material & procedure
  • Material selection
  • Manufacturing jigs inspected for conformity regularly
  • Random post manufacturing QC checks
  • ISO/TS16949:2009
  • IATF number 0224504 – Manufacture of steering and suspension parts
Based on years of experience in manufacturing a large volume of suspension components, Roadsafe is able to ensure the manufacturing process is of standard delivering a high quality component to market. Spare Parts are available for our entire product range! Ball Joint Part Number: BJ3957HD Bushing Part Number: S0527R Ball Joint Cap Part Number: UCABHCAP1
Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that will bolt in with marked improvements over the OE design. The evolution of the Blackhawk UCA’s… UCA3841TV2 When a vehicle has raised suspension and this can be anything from 30mm or above, it will disrupt the vehicles relationship with factory set geometry and create issues such as…
  • Reduced caster correction – causing vague steering and response
  • Bump steer resulting in reduced handling – with an out of control feeling
  • Clearance issues to suspension & wheels/tyres – larger wheels can hit suspension components
  • Some standard vehicles can have an issue of the UCA hitting the coil on full droop,
  • Strength of OE equipment in offroad scenarios –
Roadsafe 4WD have developed their UCA range of product drawing from over 30 years of experience in the manufacture & supply of chassis parts including but not limited to steering & suspension components. The Blackhawk UCA’s have been designed in conjunction with industry experts to ensure vehicle fitment is comprehensive. In this process we identified a large number of issues that can be present, resulting in a list of features we included to overcome these issues…
  • Fixed Caster correction, we’ve identified the correct amount of caster correction required for lifts ranging from 30-70mm, by providing a bulk – fixed amount of caster, this offers the ability to utilise the factory adjustment to fine tune the caster required for your vehicles lift, with the UCA not being the limiting factor for increased droop relative to the other components.
  • Camber change to meet OE spec, if your application requires increased camber, we can offer offset bushings to provide more camber.
  • Clearance to larger aftermarket wheels & tyres – we often see larger than standard size tyres with wheel offsets having clearance issues to the OE UCA, our Blackhawk UCA’s minimise this as much as possible.
  • Clearance to suspension components & chassis – a large number of OE UCA’s hit the coil or the chassis mounts on during the suspension travel limiting the amount of travel you can achieve, with revised bends and clearances identified the Blackhawk UCA’s will not contact the strut or the chassis limiting travel unless specifically designed to do so.
  • Fixed position balljoint – Blackhawk UCA’s do not use an adjustable balljoint, with a fixed location balljoint we are able to offer OE specification for the ball joint itself.
    • The position of the balljoint housings have been rotated to ensure the balljoint is not the limiting factor with maximum down travel. Roadsafe specifically chose a fixed ball joint for a number of reasons – in offroad applications the ball joint receives a large amount of “bump” loads, which over time can either knock an adjustable ball joint out of position leading to increased tyre wear due to a change in caster. Changing from a fixed balljoint mount reduces the structural integrity of the mount and the mounting platform of the balljoint, with any remote traveling we need to ensure strength and reliability is not compromised.
    • There will never be a need to adjust or re-adjust your caster once established with the Blackhawk arms as the balljoint cannot be knocked out of position.
  • Maintain OE specification ball joint & bushings – regardless of where you may go, if you need to replace a balljoint or bushing you can use genuine replacement parts or aftermarket OE specification replacement items, regardless of how remote you are at home or abroad.
  • Ball joint binding – Often we see the ball joint limiting the amount of down travel because the OE ball stud hits the side of the ball joint housing, this creates a stress point on the ball stud creating an environment for potential terminal failure of the ball joint, it also limits the amount of down travel possible when used in conjunction with aftermarket suspension and longer shock lengths.
  • Securing ABS lines – we incorporate tabs and mounts where practical so the OE lines can be secured discreetly where possible, reducing the potential of sticks and other debris from damaging the sensitive lines.
  • Increased strength compared to the OE design – The design of the Blackhawk arms have shown with the use of FEA to be much stiffer than the OE arms, providing the driver with increased handling and response when the Blackhawk arms are fitted when compared to the OE arms, this is illustrated by the amount of deflection the FEA results have provided, with 3 times less deflection in the Blackhawk UCA’s.
Does this rigidity negatively transfer to the vehicle – No, because the Blackhawk arms use OE Rubber bushing, any NVH (Noise, Vibration and harshness) is absorbed in the rubber bushings before it makes it way to the chassis, you may find an increase in wear in the bushings which is directly related to how you drive the vehicle, the bushings are a consumable component of any vehicle, however you should expect years of trouble free service before the need to replace the bushings.
  • Heavy Duty Long life Balljoints – Roadsafe 4wd specially redesigned the OE balljoint into a heavy duty application, due to the nature of the application the 4wding community require a serviceable component, so we have a balljoint that is manufactured in the “hard to hard” style with a locating nylon disc that the ball stud terminates against, grease is pumped into the assembly through the top keeping everything lubricated and keeping any potential contaminants out of the boot region. The ball studs and seat area of the housing are all heat treated forming a hardened surface with the purpose of long life and limited wear.
  • Dust Cap – Blackhawk arms that utilise a press in balljoint feature a machined alloy dust cap which is anodized black with engraved Blackhawk logo to deter corrosion etc, as a result creating a sealed housing to remove the balljoint from the elements such as water, dust & mud ensuring they are in the best possible environment.
  • Finish – All arms are sand blasted upon completion and E coated black for a durable discreet finish, E coating is the same process the vehicles manufacturer used for the original equipment you are replacing.
OEM & Blackhawk Upper control arm samples have been computer modeled and subsequently FEA tested with static and bump/lateral load tests, these results have been reviewed and certified by VASS Engineers locally who unequivocally confirm the design and materials chosen to manufacture the Blackhawk arms by long term suspension manufacturer Roadsafe Automotive products, and that they are of sound design and furthermore exceed the original equipment by design in strength and functionality. A key feature identified by the FEA testing was the amount of deflection seen between the OE component and the Blackhawk UCA, with the Blackhawk arms being 3 times stiffer than the original equipment, resulting in significant increased handling and feel of your vehicle as the suspension cycles. The manufacturing process is controlled by Roadsafe with a range of Quality Assurance procedures in place, some of these include…
  • Welding specifications, Material & procedure
  • Material selection
  • Manufacturing jigs inspected for conformity regularly
  • Random post manufacturing QC checks
  • ISO/TS16949:2009
  • IATF number 0224504 – Manufacture of steering and suspension parts
Based on years of experience in manufacturing a large volume of suspension components, Roadsafe is able to ensure the manufacturing process is of standard delivering a high quality component to market. Spare Parts are available for our entire product range! Ball Joint Part Number: BJ3841HD Bushing Part Number: S0526R Ball Joint Cap Part Number: UCABHCAP2
Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that will bolt in with marked improvements over the OE design. UCA4070A The evolution of the Blackhawk UCA’s… When a vehicle has raised suspension and this can be anything from 30mm or above, it will disrupt the vehicles relationship with factory set geometry and create issues such as…
  • Reduced caster correction – causing vague steering and response
  • Bump steer resulting in reduced handling – with an out of control feeling
  • Clearance issues to suspension & wheels/tyres – larger wheels can hit suspension components
  • Some standard vehicles can have an issue of the UCA hitting the coil on full droop,
  • Strength of OE equipment in offroad scenarios –
Roadsafe 4WD have developed their UCA range of product drawing from over 30 years of experience in the manufacture & supply of chassis parts including but not limited to steering & suspension components. The Blackhawk UCA’s have been designed in conjunction with industry experts to ensure vehicle fitment is comprehensive. In this process we identified a large number of issues that can be present, resulting in a list of features we included to overcome these issues…
  • Fixed Caster correction, we’ve identified the correct amount of caster correction required for lifts ranging from 30-70mm, by providing a bulk – fixed amount of caster, this offers the ability to utilise the factory adjustment to fine tune the caster required for your vehicles lift, with the UCA not being the limiting factor for increased droop relative to the other components.
  • Camber change to meet OE spec, if your application requires increased camber, we can offer offset bushings to provide more camber.
  • Clearance to larger aftermarket wheels & tyres – we often see larger than standard size tyres with wheel offsets having clearance issues to the OE UCA, our Blackhawk UCA’s minimise this as much as possible.
  • Clearance to suspension components & chassis – a large number of OE UCA’s hit the coil or the chassis mounts on during the suspension travel limiting the amount of travel you can achieve, with revised bends and clearances identified the Blackhawk UCA’s will not contact the strut or the chassis limiting travel unless specifically designed to do so.
  • Fixed position balljoint – Blackhawk UCA’s do not use an adjustable balljoint, with a fixed location balljoint we are able to offer OE specification for the ball joint itself.
    • The position of the balljoint housings have been rotated to ensure the balljoint is not the limiting factor with maximum down travel. Roadsafe specifically chose a fixed ball joint for a number of reasons – in offroad applications the ball joint receives a large amount of “bump” loads, which over time can either knock an adjustable ball joint out of position leading to increased tyre wear due to a change in caster. Changing from a fixed balljoint mount reduces the structural integrity of the mount and the mounting platform of the balljoint, with any remote traveling we need to ensure strength and reliability is not compromised.
    • There will never be a need to adjust or re-adjust your caster once established with the Blackhawk arms as the balljoint cannot be knocked out of position.
  • Maintain OE specification ball joint & bushings – regardless of where you may go, if you need to replace a balljoint or bushing you can use genuine replacement parts or aftermarket OE specification replacement items, regardless of how remote you are at home or abroad.
  • Ball joint binding – Often we see the ball joint limiting the amount of down travel because the OE ball stud hits the side of the ball joint housing, this creates a stress point on the ball stud creating an environment for potential terminal failure of the ball joint, it also limits the amount of down travel possible when used in conjunction with aftermarket suspension and longer shock lengths.
  • Securing ABS lines – we incorporate tabs and mounts where practical so the OE lines can be secured discreetly where possible, reducing the potential of sticks and other debris from damaging the sensitive lines.
  • Increased strength compared to the OE design – The design of the Blackhawk arms have shown with the use of FEA to be much stiffer than the OE arms, providing the driver with increased handling and response when the Blackhawk arms are fitted when compared to the OE arms, this is illustrated by the amount of deflection the FEA results have provided, with 3 times less deflection in the Blackhawk UCA’s.
Does this rigidity negatively transfer to the vehicle – No, because the Blackhawk arms use OE Rubber bushing, any NVH (Noise, Vibration and harshness) is absorbed in the rubber bushings before it makes it way to the chassis, you may find an increase in wear in the bushings which is directly related to how you drive the vehicle, the bushings are a consumable component of any vehicle, however you should expect years of trouble free service before the need to replace the bushings.
  • Heavy Duty Long life Balljoints – Roadsafe 4wd specially redesigned the OE balljoint into a heavy duty application, due to the nature of the application the 4wding community require a serviceable component, so we have a balljoint that is manufactured in the “hard to hard” style with a locating nylon disc that the ball stud terminates against, grease is pumped into the assembly through the top keeping everything lubricated and keeping any potential contaminants out of the boot region. The ball studs and seat area of the housing are all heat treated forming a hardened surface with the purpose of long life and limited wear.
  • Dust Cap – Blackhawk arms that utilise a press in balljoint feature a machined alloy dust cap which is anodized black with engraved Blackhawk logo to deter corrosion etc, as a result creating a sealed housing to remove the balljoint from the elements such as water, dust & mud ensuring they are in the best possible environment.
  • Finish – All arms are sand blasted upon completion and E coated black for a durable discreet finish, E coating is the same process the vehicles manufacturer used for the original equipment you are replacing.
OEM & Blackhawk Upper control arm samples have been computer modeled and subsequently FEA tested with static and bump/lateral load tests, these results have been reviewed and certified by VASS Engineers locally who unequivocally confirm the design and materials chosen to manufacture the Blackhawk arms by long term suspension manufacturer Roadsafe Automotive products, and that they are of sound design and furthermore exceed the original equipment by design in strength and functionality. A key feature identified by the FEA testing was the amount of deflection seen between the OE component and the Blackhawk UCA, with the Blackhawk arms being 3 times stiffer than the original equipment, resulting in significant increased handling and feel of your vehicle as the suspension cycles. The manufacturing process is controlled by Roadsafe with a range of Quality Assurance procedures in place, some of these include…
  • Welding specifications, Material & procedure
  • Material selection
  • Manufacturing jigs inspected for conformity regularly
  • Random post manufacturing QC checks
  • ISO/TS16949:2009
  • IATF number 0224504 – Manufacture of steering and suspension parts
Based on years of experience in manufacturing a large volume of suspension components, Roadsafe is able to ensure the manufacturing process is of standard delivering a high quality component to market. Spare Parts are available for our entire product range! Ball Joint Part Number: BJ4070HD Bushing Part Number: S0532R Ball Joint Cap Part Number: UCABHCAP1
UCA4670CV2 will suit all Holden Colorados and Trailblazers from 2016 Facelift to 2020. The 2020+ RG Dmax is a different design UCA4727D. Non Facelift Colorados and Colorado 7s from 2012-2016 require the other version with part number UCA4727CV2 which has a different ball joint to suit this vehicle. The UCA4670CV2 has had additional improvements made over the V1 to allow more wheel fitment options. Due to the geometry of the front suspension in these vehicles, Wheel diameter, width and offset greatly affect the clearance to the upper control arm. All potential fitment and clearance issues will need to be assessed. Our customer service team is available to help with any clearance related enquiries. Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that will bolt in with marked improvements over the OE design. The evolution of the Blackhawk UCA’s… UCA4670CV2 When a vehicle has raised suspension and this can be anything from 30mm or above, it will disrupt the vehicles relationship with factory set geometry and create issues such as…
  • Reduced caster correction – causing vague steering and response
  • Bump steer resulting in reduced handling – with an out of control feeling
  • Clearance issues to suspension & wheels/tyres – larger wheels can hit suspension components
  • Some standard vehicles can have an issue of the UCA hitting the coil on full droop,
  • Strength of OE equipment in offroad scenarios –
Roadsafe 4WD have developed their UCA range of product drawing from over 30 years of experience in the manufacture & supply of chassis parts including but not limited to steering & suspension components. The Blackhawk UCA’s have been designed in conjunction with industry experts to ensure vehicle fitment is comprehensive. In this process we identified a large number of issues that can be present, resulting in a list of features we included to overcome these issues…
  • Fixed Caster correction, we’ve identified the correct amount of caster correction required for lifts ranging from 30-70mm, by providing a bulk – fixed amount of caster, this offers the ability to utilise the factory adjustment to fine tune the caster required for your vehicles lift, with the UCA not being the limiting factor for increased droop relative to the other components.
  • Camber change to meet OE spec, if your application requires increased camber, we can offer offset bushings to provide more camber.
  • Clearance to larger aftermarket wheels & tyres – we often see larger than standard size tyres with wheel offsets having clearance issues to the OE UCA, our Blackhawk UCA’s minimise this as much as possible.
  • Clearance to suspension components & chassis – a large number of OE UCA’s hit the coil or the chassis mounts on during the suspension travel limiting the amount of travel you can achieve, with revised bends and clearances identified the Blackhawk UCA’s will not contact the strut or the chassis limiting travel unless specifically designed to do so.
  • Fixed position balljoint – Blackhawk UCA’s do not use an adjustable balljoint, with a fixed location balljoint we are able to offer OE specification for the ball joint itself.
    • The position of the balljoint housings have been rotated to ensure the balljoint is not the limiting factor with maximum down travel. Roadsafe specifically chose a fixed ball joint for a number of reasons – in offroad applications the ball joint receives a large amount of “bump” loads, which over time can either knock an adjustable ball joint out of position leading to increased tyre wear due to a change in caster. Changing from a fixed balljoint mount reduces the structural integrity of the mount and the mounting platform of the balljoint, with any remote traveling we need to ensure strength and reliability is not compromised.
    • There will never be a need to adjust or re-adjust your caster once established with the Blackhawk arms as the balljoint cannot be knocked out of position.
  • Maintain OE specification ball joint & bushings – regardless of where you may go, if you need to replace a balljoint or bushing you can use genuine replacement parts or aftermarket OE specification replacement items, regardless of how remote you are at home or abroad.
  • Ball joint binding – Often we see the ball joint limiting the amount of down travel because the OE ball stud hits the side of the ball joint housing, this creates a stress point on the ball stud creating an environment for potential terminal failure of the ball joint, it also limits the amount of down travel possible when used in conjunction with aftermarket suspension and longer shock lengths.
  • Securing ABS lines – we incorporate tabs and mounts where practical so the OE lines can be secured discreetly where possible, reducing the potential of sticks and other debris from damaging the sensitive lines.
  • Increased strength compared to the OE design – The design of the Blackhawk arms have shown with the use of FEA to be much stiffer than the OE arms, providing the driver with increased handling and response when the Blackhawk arms are fitted when compared to the OE arms, this is illustrated by the amount of deflection the FEA results have provided, with 3 times less deflection in the Blackhawk UCA’s.
Does this rigidity negatively transfer to the vehicle – No, because the Blackhawk arms use OE Rubber bushing, any NVH (Noise, Vibration and harshness) is absorbed in the rubber bushings before it makes it way to the chassis, you may find an increase in wear in the bushings which is directly related to how you drive the vehicle, the bushings are a consumable component of any vehicle, however you should expect years of trouble free service before the need to replace the bushings.
  • Heavy Duty Long life Balljoints – Roadsafe 4wd specially redesigned the OE balljoint into a heavy duty application, due to the nature of the application the 4wding community require a serviceable component, so we have a balljoint that is manufactured in the “hard to hard” style with a locating nylon disc that the ball stud terminates against, grease is pumped into the assembly through the top keeping everything lubricated and keeping any potential contaminants out of the boot region. The ball studs and seat area of the housing are all heat treated forming a hardened surface with the purpose of long life and limited wear.
  • Dust Cap – Blackhawk arms that utilise a press in balljoint feature a machined alloy dust cap which is anodized black with engraved Blackhawk logo to deter corrosion etc, as a result creating a sealed housing to remove the balljoint from the elements such as water, dust & mud ensuring they are in the best possible environment.
  • Finish – All arms are sand blasted upon completion and E coated black for a durable discreet finish, E coating is the same process the vehicles manufacturer used for the original equipment you are replacing.
OEM & Blackhawk Upper control arm samples have been computer modelled and subsequently FEA tested with static and bump/lateral load tests, these results have been reviewed and certified by VASS Engineers locally who unequivocally confirm the design and materials chosen to manufacture the Blackhawk arms by long term suspension manufacturer Roadsafe Automotive products, and that they are of sound design and furthermore exceed the original equipment by design in strength and functionality. A key feature identified by the FEA testing was the amount of deflection seen between the OE component and the Blackhawk UCA, with the Blackhawk arms being 3 times stiffer than the original equipment, resulting in significant increased handling and feel of your vehicle as the suspension cycles. The manufacturing process is controlled by Roadsafe with a range of Quality Assurance procedures in place, some of these include…
  • Welding specifications, Material & procedure
  • Material selection
  • Manufacturing jigs inspected for conformity regularly
  • Random post manufacturing QC checks
  • ISO/TS16949:2009
  • IATF number 0224504 – Manufacture of steering and suspension parts
Based on years of experience in manufacturing a large volume of suspension components, Roadsafe is able to ensure the manufacturing process is of standard delivering a high quality component to market. Spare Parts are available for our entire product range! Ball Joint Part Number: BJ4670HD Bushing Part Number: S0531R Ball Joint Cap Part Number: Nil
Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that will bolt in with marked improvements over the OE design. UCA5251P will suit all versions of Y62 Patrol from S1 – S5 with standard type of HBMC suspension providing increased caster to give a firmer, sure footed feel to your wheel alignments offering increased control especially when fitting larger rubber. Developed to overcome two key issues on the Y62 being more clearance from the UCA to the tyre with larger tyre’s (i.e 35x 12.5’s.) on factory rims & the potential for more droop. The evolution of the Blackhawk UCA’s… UCA5251P When a vehicle has raised suspension and this can be anything from 30mm or above, it will disrupt the vehicles relationship with factory set geometry and create issues such as…
  • Reduced caster correction – causing vague steering and response
  • Bump steer resulting in reduced handling – with an out of control feeling
  • Clearance issues to suspension & wheels/tyres – larger wheels can hit suspension components
  • Some standard vehicles can have an issue of the UCA hitting the coil on full droop,
  • Strength of OE equipment in offroad scenarios –
Roadsafe 4WD have developed their UCA range of product drawing from over 30 years of experience in the manufacture & supply of chassis parts including but not limited to steering & suspension components. The Blackhawk UCA’s have been designed in conjunction with industry experts to ensure vehicle fitment is comprehensive. In this process we identified a large number of issues that can be present, resulting in a list of features we included to overcome these issues…
  • Fixed Caster correction, we’ve identified the correct amount of caster correction required for lifts ranging from 30-70mm, by providing a bulk – fixed amount of caster, this offers the ability to utilise the factory adjustment to fine tune the caster required for your vehicles lift, with the UCA not being the limiting factor for increased droop relative to the other components.
  • Camber change to meet OE spec, if your application requires increased camber, we can offer offset bushings to provide more camber.
  • Clearance to larger aftermarket wheels & tyres – we often see larger than standard size tyres with wheel offsets having clearance issues to the OE UCA, our Blackhawk UCA’s minimise this as much as possible.
  • Clearance to suspension components & chassis – a large number of OE UCA’s hit the coil or the chassis mounts on during the suspension travel limiting the amount of travel you can achieve, with revised bends and clearances identified the Blackhawk UCA’s will not contact the strut or the chassis limiting travel unless specifically designed to do so.
  • Fixed position balljoint – Blackhawk UCA’s do not use an adjustable balljoint, with a fixed location balljoint we are able to offer OE specification for the ball joint itself.
    • The position of the balljoint housings have been rotated to ensure the balljoint is not the limiting factor with maximum down travel. Roadsafe specifically chose a fixed ball joint for a number of reasons – in offroad applications the ball joint receives a large amount of “bump” loads, which over time can either knock an adjustable ball joint out of position leading to increased tyre wear due to a change in caster. Changing from a fixed balljoint mount reduces the structural integrity of the mount and the mounting platform of the balljoint, with any remote traveling we need to ensure strength and reliability is not compromised.
    • There will never be a need to adjust or re-adjust your caster once established with the Blackhawk arms as the balljoint cannot be knocked out of position.
  • Maintain OE specification ball joint & bushings – regardless of where you may go, if you need to replace a balljoint or bushing you can use genuine replacement parts or aftermarket OE specification replacement items, regardless of how remote you are at home or abroad.
  • Ball joint binding – Often we see the ball joint limiting the amount of down travel because the OE ball stud hits the side of the ball joint housing, this creates a stress point on the ball stud creating an environment for potential terminal failure of the ball joint, it also limits the amount of down travel possible when used in conjunction with aftermarket suspension and longer shock lengths.
  • Securing ABS lines – we incorporate tabs and mounts where practical so the OE lines can be secured discreetly where possible, reducing the potential of sticks and other debris from damaging the sensitive lines.
  • Increased strength compared to the OE design – The design of the Blackhawk arms have shown with the use of FEA to be much stiffer than the OE arms, providing the driver with increased handling and response when the Blackhawk arms are fitted when compared to the OE arms, this is illustrated by the amount of deflection the FEA results have provided, with 3 times less deflection in the Blackhawk UCA’s.
Does this rigidity negatively transfer to the vehicle – No, because the Blackhawk arms use OE Rubber bushing, any NVH (Noise, Vibration and harshness) is absorbed in the rubber bushings before it makes it way to the chassis, you may find an increase in wear in the bushings which is directly related to how you drive the vehicle, the bushings are a consumable component of any vehicle, however you should expect years of trouble free service before the need to replace the bushings.
  • Heavy Duty Long life Balljoints – Roadsafe 4wd specially redesigned the OE balljoint into a heavy duty application, due to the nature of the application the 4wding community require a serviceable component, so we have a balljoint that is manufactured in the “hard to hard” style with a locating nylon disc that the ball stud terminates against, grease is pumped into the assembly through the top keeping everything lubricated and keeping any potential contaminants out of the boot region. The ball studs and seat area of the housing are all heat treated forming a hardened surface with the purpose of long life and limited wear.
  • Dust Cap – Blackhawk arms that utilise a press in balljoint feature a machined alloy dust cap which is anodized black with engraved Blackhawk logo to deter corrosion etc, as a result creating a sealed housing to remove the balljoint from the elements such as water, dust & mud ensuring they are in the best possible environment.
  • Finish – All arms are sand blasted upon completion and E coated black for a durable discreet finish, E coating is the same process the vehicles manufacturer used for the original equipment you are replacing.
OEM & Blackhawk Upper control arm samples have been computer modeled and subsequently FEA tested with static and bump/lateral load tests, these results have been reviewed and certified by VASS Engineers locally who unequivocally confirm the design and materials chosen to manufacture the Blackhawk arms by long term suspension manufacturer Roadsafe Automotive products, and that they are of sound design and furthermore exceed the original equipment by design in strength and functionality. A key feature identified by the FEA testing was the amount of deflection seen between the OE component and the Blackhawk UCA, with the Blackhawk arms being 3 times stiffer than the original equipment, resulting in significant increased handling and feel of your vehicle as the suspension cycles. The manufacturing process is controlled by Roadsafe with a range of Quality Assurance procedures in place, some of these include…
  • Welding specifications, Material & procedure
  • Material selection
  • Manufacturing jigs inspected for conformity regularly
  • Random post manufacturing QC checks
  • ISO/TS16949:2009
  • IATF number 0224504 – Manufacture of steering and suspension parts
Based on years of experience in manufacturing a large volume of suspension components, Roadsafe is able to ensure the manufacturing process is of standard delivering a high quality component to market. Spare Parts are available for our entire product range! Ball Joint Part Number: BJ5251HD Bushing Part Number: S0536R Ball Joint Cap Part Number: TBA
Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that will bolt in with marked improvements over the OE design. The UCA4981NV2 suits all D40’s & D23 Navara that have 2 camber pins in the lower control arm. Some D40 Navara’s are only fitted with 1 camber pin for wheel alignment adjustment in the lower control which limits the amount of adjustability that can be achieved. When fitting the aftermarket Blackhawk UCA’s it moves the alignment scope to far out for potential camber adjustment with only 1 pin and is therefore not recommended. UCA4981N has evolved into UCA4981NV2 which offers an additional 0.50 degree negative camber and increased clearance from front UCA tube to coil tower on full droop. The Blackhawk UCA’s are one of the only UCA’s that will achieve good alignments at 70mm of lift and not touch the coil tower! For taller lifts you can fit BJ4085 extended ball joint to achieve good alignments. UCA4981NV2 The evolution of the Blackhawk UCA’s… When a vehicle has raised suspension and this can be anything from 30mm or above, it will disrupt the vehicles relationship with factory set geometry and create issues such as…
  • Reduced caster correction – causing vague steering and response
  • Bump steer resulting in reduced handling – with an out of control feeling
  • Clearance issues to suspension & wheels/tyres – larger wheels can hit suspension components
  • Some standard vehicles can have an issue of the UCA hitting the coil on full droop,
  • Strength of OE equipment in offroad scenarios –
Roadsafe 4WD have developed their UCA range of product drawing from over 30 years of experience in the manufacture & supply of chassis parts including but not limited to steering & suspension components. The Blackhawk UCA’s have been designed in conjunction with industry experts to ensure vehicle fitment is comprehensive. In this process we identified a large number of issues that can be present, resulting in a list of features we included to overcome these issues…
  • Fixed Caster correction, we’ve identified the correct amount of caster correction required for lifts ranging from 30-70mm, by providing a bulk – fixed amount of caster, this offers the ability to utilise the factory adjustment to fine tune the caster required for your vehicles lift, with the UCA not being the limiting factor for increased droop relative to the other components.
  • Camber change to meet OE spec, if your application requires increased camber, we can offer offset bushings to provide more camber.
  • Clearance to larger aftermarket wheels & tyres – we often see larger than standard size tyres with wheel offsets having clearance issues to the OE UCA, our Blackhawk UCA’s minimise this as much as possible.
  • Clearance to suspension components & chassis – a large number of OE UCA’s hit the coil or the chassis mounts on during the suspension travel limiting the amount of travel you can achieve, with revised bends and clearances identified the Blackhawk UCA’s will not contact the strut or the chassis limiting travel unless specifically designed to do so.
  • Fixed position balljoint – Blackhawk UCA’s do not use an adjustable balljoint, with a fixed location balljoint we are able to offer OE specification for the ball joint itself.
    • The position of the balljoint housings have been rotated to ensure the balljoint is not the limiting factor with maximum down travel. Roadsafe specifically chose a fixed ball joint for a number of reasons – in offroad applications the ball joint receives a large amount of “bump” loads, which over time can either knock an adjustable ball joint out of position leading to increased tyre wear due to a change in caster. Changing from a fixed balljoint mount reduces the structural integrity of the mount and the mounting platform of the balljoint, with any remote traveling we need to ensure strength and reliability is not compromised.
    • There will never be a need to adjust or re-adjust your caster once established with the Blackhawk arms as the balljoint cannot be knocked out of position.
  • Maintain OE specification ball joint & bushings – regardless of where you may go, if you need to replace a balljoint or bushing you can use genuine replacement parts or aftermarket OE specification replacement items, regardless of how remote you are at home or abroad.
  • Ball joint binding – Often we see the ball joint limiting the amount of down travel because the OE ball stud hits the side of the ball joint housing, this creates a stress point on the ball stud creating an environment for potential terminal failure of the ball joint, it also limits the amount of down travel possible when used in conjunction with aftermarket suspension and longer shock lengths.
  • Securing ABS lines – we incorporate tabs and mounts where practical so the OE lines can be secured discreetly where possible, reducing the potential of sticks and other debris from damaging the sensitive lines.
  • Increased strength compared to the OE design – The design of the Blackhawk arms have shown with the use of FEA to be much stiffer than the OE arms, providing the driver with increased handling and response when the Blackhawk arms are fitted when compared to the OE arms, this is illustrated by the amount of deflection the FEA results have provided, with 3 times less deflection in the Blackhawk UCA’s.
Does this rigidity negatively transfer to the vehicle – No, because the Blackhawk arms use OE Rubber bushing, any NVH (Noise, Vibration and harshness) is absorbed in the rubber bushings before it makes it way to the chassis, you may find an increase in wear in the bushings which is directly related to how you drive the vehicle, the bushings are a consumable component of any vehicle, however you should expect years of trouble free service before the need to replace the bushings.
  • Heavy Duty Long life Balljoints – Roadsafe 4wd specially redesigned the OE balljoint into a heavy duty application, due to the nature of the application the 4wding community require a serviceable component, so we have a balljoint that is manufactured in the “hard to hard” style with a locating nylon disc that the ball stud terminates against, grease is pumped into the assembly through the top keeping everything lubricated and keeping any potential contaminants out of the boot region. The ball studs and seat area of the housing are all heat treated forming a hardened surface with the purpose of long life and limited wear.
  • Dust Cap – Blackhawk arms that utilise a press in balljoint feature a machined alloy dust cap which is anodized black with engraved Blackhawk logo to deter corrosion etc, as a result creating a sealed housing to remove the balljoint from the elements such as water, dust & mud ensuring they are in the best possible environment.
  • Finish – All arms are sand blasted upon completion and E coated black for a durable discreet finish, E coating is the same process the vehicles manufacturer used for the original equipment you are replacing.
OEM & Blackhawk Upper control arm samples have been computer modeled and subsequently FEA tested with static and bump/lateral load tests, these results have been reviewed and certified by VASS Engineers locally who unequivocally confirm the design and materials chosen to manufacture the Blackhawk arms by long term suspension manufacturer Roadsafe Automotive products, and that they are of sound design and furthermore exceed the original equipment by design in strength and functionality. A key feature identified by the FEA testing was the amount of deflection seen between the OE component and the Blackhawk UCA, with the Blackhawk arms being 3 times stiffer than the original equipment, resulting in significant increased handling and feel of your vehicle as the suspension cycles. The manufacturing process is controlled by Roadsafe with a range of Quality Assurance procedures in place, some of these include…
  • Welding specifications, Material & procedure
  • Material selection
  • Manufacturing jigs inspected for conformity regularly
  • Random post manufacturing QC checks
  • ISO/TS16949:2009
  • IATF number 0224504 – Manufacture of steering and suspension parts
Based on years of experience in manufacturing a large volume of suspension components, Roadsafe is able to ensure the manufacturing process is of standard delivering a high quality component to market.
  • It has been identified some Spanish models only have 1 camber adjusting bolt on the front lower control arm. The Blackhawk UCA’s will not suit these vehicles due to their limited scope for alignment.
Spare Parts are available for our entire product range! Ball Joint Part Number: BJ4981HD Bushing Part Number: S0538R Ball Joint Cap Part Number: UCABHCAP3
Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that will bolt in with marked improvements over the OE design. The evolution of the Blackhawk UCA’s… UCA3957R When a vehicle has raised suspension and this can be anything from 30mm or above, it will disrupt the vehicles relationship with factory set geometry and create issues such as…
  • Reduced caster correction – causing vague steering and response
  • Bump steer resulting in reduced handling – with an out of control feeling
  • Clearance issues to suspension & wheels/tyres – larger wheels can hit suspension components
  • Some standard vehicles can have an issue of the UCA hitting the coil on full droop,
  • Strength of OE equipment in offroad scenarios –
Roadsafe 4WD have developed their UCA range of product drawing from over 30 years of experience in the manufacture & supply of chassis parts including but not limited to steering & suspension components. The Blackhawk UCA’s have been designed in conjunction with industry experts to ensure vehicle fitment is comprehensive. In this process we identified a large number of issues that can be present, resulting in a list of features we included to overcome these issues…
  • Fixed Caster correction, we’ve identified the correct amount of caster correction required for lifts ranging from 30-70mm, by providing a bulk – fixed amount of caster, this offers the ability to utilise the factory adjustment to fine tune the caster required for your vehicles lift, with the UCA not being the limiting factor for increased droop relative to the other components.
  • Camber change to meet OE spec, if your application requires increased camber, we can offer offset bushings to provide more camber.
  • Clearance to larger aftermarket wheels & tyres – we often see larger than standard size tyres with wheel offsets having clearance issues to the OE UCA, our Blackhawk UCA’s minimise this as much as possible.
  • Clearance to suspension components & chassis – a large number of OE UCA’s hit the coil or the chassis mounts on during the suspension travel limiting the amount of travel you can achieve, with revised bends and clearances identified the Blackhawk UCA’s will not contact the strut or the chassis limiting travel unless specifically designed to do so.
  • Fixed position balljoint – Blackhawk UCA’s do not use an adjustable balljoint, with a fixed location balljoint we are able to offer OE specification for the ball joint itself.
    • The position of the balljoint housings have been rotated to ensure the balljoint is not the limiting factor with maximum down travel. Roadsafe specifically chose a fixed ball joint for a number of reasons – in offroad applications the ball joint receives a large amount of “bump” loads, which over time can either knock an adjustable ball joint out of position leading to increased tyre wear due to a change in caster. Changing from a fixed balljoint mount reduces the structural integrity of the mount and the mounting platform of the balljoint, with any remote traveling we need to ensure strength and reliability is not compromised.
    • There will never be a need to adjust or re-adjust your caster once established with the Blackhawk arms as the balljoint cannot be knocked out of position.
  • Maintain OE specification ball joint & bushings – regardless of where you may go, if you need to replace a balljoint or bushing you can use genuine replacement parts or aftermarket OE specification replacement items, regardless of how remote you are at home or abroad.
  • Ball joint binding – Often we see the ball joint limiting the amount of down travel because the OE ball stud hits the side of the ball joint housing, this creates a stress point on the ball stud creating an environment for potential terminal failure of the ball joint, it also limits the amount of down travel possible when used in conjunction with aftermarket suspension and longer shock lengths.
  • Securing ABS lines – we incorporate tabs and mounts where practical so the OE lines can be secured discreetly where possible, reducing the potential of sticks and other debris from damaging the sensitive lines.
  • Increased strength compared to the OE design – The design of the Blackhawk arms have shown with the use of FEA to be much stiffer than the OE arms, providing the driver with increased handling and response when the Blackhawk arms are fitted when compared to the OE arms, this is illustrated by the amount of deflection the FEA results have provided, with 3 times less deflection in the Blackhawk UCA’s.
Does this rigidity negatively transfer to the vehicle – No, because the Blackhawk arms use OE Rubber bushing, any NVH (Noise, Vibration and harshness) is absorbed in the rubber bushings before it makes it way to the chassis, you may find an increase in wear in the bushings which is directly related to how you drive the vehicle, the bushings are a consumable component of any vehicle, however you should expect years of trouble free service before the need to replace the bushings.
  • Heavy Duty Long life Balljoints – Roadsafe 4wd specially redesigned the OE balljoint into a heavy duty application, due to the nature of the application the 4wding community require a serviceable component, so we have a balljoint that is manufactured in the “hard to hard” style with a locating nylon disc that the ball stud terminates against, grease is pumped into the assembly through the top keeping everything lubricated and keeping any potential contaminants out of the boot region. The ball studs and seat area of the housing are all heat treated forming a hardened surface with the purpose of long life and limited wear.
  • Dust Cap – Blackhawk arms that utilise a press in balljoint feature a machined alloy dust cap which is anodized black with engraved Blackhawk logo to deter corrosion etc, as a result creating a sealed housing to remove the balljoint from the elements such as water, dust & mud ensuring they are in the best possible environment.
  • Finish – All arms are sand blasted upon completion and E coated black for a durable discreet finish, E coating is the same process the vehicles manufacturer used for the original equipment you are replacing.
OEM & Blackhawk Upper control arm samples have been computer modeled and subsequently FEA tested with static and bump/lateral load tests, these results have been reviewed and certified by VASS Engineers locally who unequivocally confirm the design and materials chosen to manufacture the Blackhawk arms by long term suspension manufacturer Roadsafe Automotive products, and that they are of sound design and furthermore exceed the original equipment by design in strength and functionality. A key feature identified by the FEA testing was the amount of deflection seen between the OE component and the Blackhawk UCA, with the Blackhawk arms being 3 times stiffer than the original equipment, resulting in significant increased handling and feel of your vehicle as the suspension cycles. The manufacturing process is controlled by Roadsafe with a range of Quality Assurance procedures in place, some of these include…
  • Welding specifications, Material & procedure
  • Material selection
  • Manufacturing jigs inspected for conformity regularly
  • Random post manufacturing QC checks
  • ISO/TS16949:2009
  • IATF number 0224504 – Manufacture of steering and suspension parts
Based on years of experience in manufacturing a large volume of suspension components, Roadsafe is able to ensure the manufacturing process is of standard delivering a high quality component to market. Spare Parts are available for our entire product range! Ball Joint Part Number: BJ3957HD Bushing Part Number: S0527R Ball Joint Cap Part Number: UCABHCAP1

Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that will bolt in with marked improvements over the OE design.

 

The evolution of the Blackhawk UCA’s…

UCA3841F

When a vehicle has raised suspension and this can be anything from 30mm or above, it will disrupt the vehicles relationship with factory set geometry and create issues such as…

  • Reduced caster correction – causing vague steering and response
  • Bump steer resulting in reduced handling – with an out of control feeling
  • Clearance issues to suspension & wheels/tyres – larger wheels can hit suspension components
  • Some standard vehicles can have an issue of the UCA hitting the coil on full droop,
  • Strength of OE equipment in offroad scenarios –

Roadsafe 4WD have developed their UCA range of product drawing from over 30 years of experience in the manufacture & supply of chassis parts including but not limited to steering & suspension components. The Blackhawk UCA’s have been designed in conjunction with industry experts to ensure vehicle fitment is comprehensive. In this process we identified a large number of issues that can be present, resulting in a list of features we included to overcome these issues…

 

  • Fixed Caster correction, we’ve identified the correct amount of caster correction required for lifts ranging from 30-70mm, by providing a bulk – fixed amount of caster, this offers the ability to utilise the factory adjustment to fine tune the caster required for your vehicles lift, with the UCA not being the limiting factor for increased droop relative to the other components.
  • Camber change to meet OE spec, if your application requires increased camber, we can offer offset bushings to provide more camber.
  • Clearance to larger aftermarket wheels & tyres – we often see larger than standard size tyres with wheel offsets having clearance issues to the OE UCA, our Blackhawk UCA’s minimise this as much as possible.
  • Clearance to suspension components & chassis – a large number of OE UCA’s hit the coil or the chassis mounts on during the suspension travel limiting the amount of travel you can achieve, with revised bends and clearances identified the Blackhawk UCA’s will not contact the strut or the chassis limiting travel unless specifically designed to do so.
  • Fixed position balljoint – Blackhawk UCA’s do not use an adjustable balljoint, with a fixed location balljoint we are able to offer OE specification for the ball joint itself.
    • The position of the balljoint housings have been rotated to ensure the balljoint is not the limiting factor with maximum down travel. Roadsafe specifically chose a fixed ball joint for a number of reasons – in offroad applications the ball joint receives a large amount of “bump” loads, which over time can either knock an adjustable ball joint out of position leading to increased tyre wear due to a change in caster. Changing from a fixed balljoint mount reduces the structural integrity of the mount and the mounting platform of the balljoint, with any remote traveling we need to ensure strength and reliability is not compromised.
    • There will never be a need to adjust or re-adjust your caster once established with the Blackhawk arms as the balljoint cannot be knocked out of position.
  • Maintain OE specification ball joint & bushings – regardless of where you may go, if you need to replace a balljoint or bushing you can use genuine replacement parts or aftermarket OE specification replacement items, regardless of how remote you are at home or abroad.
  • Ball joint binding – Often we see the ball joint limiting the amount of down travel because the OE ball stud hits the side of the ball joint housing, this creates a stress point on the ball stud creating an environment for potential terminal failure of the ball joint, it also limits the amount of down travel possible when used in conjunction with aftermarket suspension and longer shock lengths.
  • Securing ABS lines – we incorporate tabs and mounts where practical so the OE lines can be secured discreetly where possible, reducing the potential of sticks and other debris from damaging the sensitive lines.
  • Increased strength compared to the OE design – The design of the Blackhawk arms have shown with the use of FEA to be much stiffer than the OE arms, providing the driver with increased handling and response when the Blackhawk arms are fitted when compared to the OE arms, this is illustrated by the amount of deflection the FEA results have provided, with 3 times less deflection in the Blackhawk UCA’s.

Does this rigidity negatively transfer to the vehicle – No, because the Blackhawk arms use OE Rubber bushing, any NVH (Noise, Vibration and harshness) is absorbed in the rubber bushings before it makes it way to the chassis, you may find an increase in wear in the bushings which is directly related to how you drive the vehicle, the bushings are a consumable component of any vehicle, however you should expect years of trouble free service before the need to replace the bushings.

  • Heavy Duty Long life Balljoints – Roadsafe 4wd specially redesigned the OE balljoint into a heavy duty application, due to the nature of the application the 4wding community require a serviceable component, so we have a balljoint that is manufactured in the “hard to hard” style with a locating nylon disc that the ball stud terminates against, grease is pumped into the assembly through the top keeping everything lubricated and keeping any potential contaminants out of the boot region. The ball studs and seat area of the housing are all heat treated forming a hardened surface with the purpose of long life and limited wear.
  • Dust Cap – Blackhawk arms that utilise a press in balljoint feature a machined alloy dust cap which is anodized black with engraved Blackhawk logo to deter corrosion etc, as a result creating a sealed housing to remove the balljoint from the elements such as water, dust & mud ensuring they are in the best possible environment.
  • Finish – All arms are sand blasted upon completion and E coated black for a durable discreet finish, E coating is the same process the vehicles manufacturer used for the original equipment you are replacing.

 

OEM & Blackhawk Upper control arm samples have been computer modelled and subsequently FEA tested with static and bump/lateral load tests, these results have been reviewed and certified by VASS Engineers locally who unequivocally confirm the design and materials chosen to manufacture the Blackhawk arms by long term suspension manufacturer Roadsafe Automotive products, and that they are of sound design and furthermore exceed the original equipment by design in strength and functionality.

 

A key feature identified by the FEA testing was the amount of deflection seen between the OE component and the Blackhawk UCA, with the Blackhawk arms being 3 times stiffer than the original equipment, resulting in significant increased handling and feel of your vehicle as the suspension cycles.

 

The manufacturing process is controlled by Roadsafe with a range of Quality Assurance procedures in place, some of these include…

  • Welding specifications, Material & procedure
  • Material selection
  • Manufacturing jigs inspected for conformity regularly
  • Random post manufacturing QC checks
  • ISO/TS16949:2009
  • IATF number 0224504 – Manufacture of steering and suspension parts

Based on years of experience in manufacturing a large volume of suspension components, Roadsafe is able to ensure the manufacturing process is of standard delivering a high quality component to market.

 

Spare Parts are available for our entire product range!

Ball Joint Part Number: BJ3841HD

Bushing Part Number: S0525R

Ball Joint Cap Part Number: UCABHCAP2

Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that will bolt in with marked improvements over the OE design.

UCA3091A

UCA3091A Has been developed to suit Ford Ranger PY and VW Amarok models with an aluminium front steering knuckle.
For models with the steel front steering knuckle, please see UCA3091S.

The evolution of the Blackhawk UCA’s…

When a vehicle has raised suspension and this can be anything from 30mm or above, it will disrupt the vehicles relationship with factory set geometry and create issues such as…

  • Reduced caster correction – causing vague steering and response
  • Bump steer resulting in reduced handling – with an out of control feeling
  • Clearance issues to suspension & wheels/tyres – larger wheels can hit suspension components
  • Some standard vehicles can have an issue of the UCA hitting the coil on full droop,
  • Strength of OE equipment in offroad scenarios –

Roadsafe 4WD have developed their UCA range of product drawing from over 30 years of experience in the manufacture & supply of chassis parts including but not limited to steering & suspension components. The Blackhawk UCA’s have been designed in conjunction with industry experts to ensure vehicle fitment is comprehensive. In this process we identified a large number of issues that can be present, resulting in a list of features we included to overcome these issues…

  • Fixed Caster correction, we’ve identified the correct amount of caster correction required for lifts ranging from 30-70mm, by providing a bulk – fixed amount of caster, this offers the ability to utilise the factory adjustment to fine tune the caster required for your vehicles lift, with the UCA not being the limiting factor for increased droop relative to the other components.
  • Camber change to meet OE spec, if your application requires increased camber, we can offer offset bushings to provide more camber.
  • Clearance to larger aftermarket wheels & tyres – we often see larger than standard size tyres with wheel offsets having clearance issues to the OE UCA, our Blackhawk UCA’s minimise this as much as possible.
  • Clearance to suspension components & chassis – a large number of OE UCA’s hit the coil or the chassis mounts on during the suspension travel limiting the amount of travel you can achieve, with revised bends and clearances identified the Blackhawk UCA’s will not contact the strut or the chassis limiting travel unless specifically designed to do so.
  • Fixed position balljoint – Blackhawk UCA’s do not use an adjustable balljoint, with a fixed location balljoint we are able to offer OE specification for the ball joint itself.
    • The position of the balljoint housings have been rotated to ensure the balljoint is not the limiting factor with maximum down travel. Roadsafe specifically chose a fixed ball joint for a number of reasons – in offroad applications the ball joint receives a large amount of “bump” loads, which over time can either knock an adjustable ball joint out of position leading to increased tyre wear due to a change in caster. Changing from a fixed balljoint mount reduces the structural integrity of the mount and the mounting platform of the balljoint, with any remote traveling we need to ensure strength and reliability is not compromised.
    • There will never be a need to adjust or re-adjust your caster once established with the Blackhawk arms as the balljoint cannot be knocked out of position.
  • Maintain OE specification ball joint & bushings – regardless of where you may go, if you need to replace a balljoint or bushing you can use genuine replacement parts or aftermarket OE specification replacement items, regardless of how remote you are at home or abroad.
  • Ball joint binding – Often we see the ball joint limiting the amount of down travel because the OE ball stud hits the side of the ball joint housing, this creates a stress point on the ball stud creating an environment for potential terminal failure of the ball joint, it also limits the amount of down travel possible when used in conjunction with aftermarket suspension and longer shock lengths.
  • Securing ABS lines – we incorporate tabs and mounts where practical so the OE lines can be secured discreetly where possible, reducing the potential of sticks and other debris from damaging the sensitive lines.
  • Increased strength compared to the OE design – The design of the Blackhawk arms have shown with the use of FEA to be much stiffer than the OE arms, providing the driver with increased handling and response when the Blackhawk arms are fitted when compared to the OE arms, this is illustrated by the amount of deflection the FEA results have provided, with 3 times less deflection in the Blackhawk UCA’s.

Does this rigidity negatively transfer to the vehicle – No, because the Blackhawk arms use OE Rubber bushing, any NVH (Noise, Vibration and harshness) is absorbed in the rubber bushings before it makes it way to the chassis, you may find an increase in wear in the bushings which is directly related to how you drive the vehicle, the bushings are a consumable component of any vehicle, however you should expect years of trouble free service before the need to replace the bushings.

  • Heavy Duty Long life Balljoints – Roadsafe 4wd specially redesigned the OE balljoint into a heavy duty application, due to the nature of the application the 4wding community require a serviceable component, so we have a balljoint that is manufactured in the “hard to hard” style with a locating nylon disc that the ball stud terminates against, grease is pumped into the assembly through the top keeping everything lubricated and keeping any potential contaminants out of the boot region. The ball studs and seat area of the housing are all heat treated forming a hardened surface with the purpose of long life and limited wear.
  • Dust Cap – Blackhawk arms that utilise a press in balljoint feature a machined alloy dust cap which is anodized black with engraved Blackhawk logo to deter corrosion etc, as a result creating a sealed housing to remove the balljoint from the elements such as water, dust & mud ensuring they are in the best possible environment.
  • Finish – All arms are sand blasted upon completion and E coated black for a durable discreet finish, E coating is the same process the vehicles manufacturer used for the original equipment you are replacing.

OEM & Blackhawk Upper control arm samples have been computer modeled and subsequently FEA tested with static and bump/lateral load tests, these results have been reviewed and certified by VASS Engineers locally who unequivocally confirm the design and materials chosen to manufacture the Blackhawk arms by long term suspension manufacturer Roadsafe Automotive products, and that they are of sound design and furthermore exceed the original equipment by design in strength and functionality.

A key feature identified by the FEA testing was the amount of deflection seen between the OE component and the Blackhawk UCA, with the Blackhawk arms being 3 times stiffer than the original equipment, resulting in significant increased handling and feel of your vehicle as the suspension cycles.

The manufacturing process is controlled by Roadsafe with a range of Quality Assurance procedures in place, some of these include…

  • Welding specifications, Material & procedure
  • Material selection
  • Manufacturing jigs inspected for conformity regularly
  • Random post manufacturing QC checks
  • ISO/TS16949:2009
  • IATF number 0224504 – Manufacture of steering and suspension parts

Based on years of experience in manufacturing a large volume of suspension components, Roadsafe is able to ensure the manufacturing process is of standard delivering a high quality component to market.

Spare Parts are available for our entire product range!

Ball Joint Part Number: BJ3091AHD

Bushing Part Number: S0564R

Ball Joint Cap Part Number: UCABHCAP2V2

Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that will bolt in with marked improvements over the OE design. The evolution of the Blackhawk UCA’s… UCA3841P When a vehicle has raised suspension and this can be anything from 30mm or above, it will disrupt the vehicles relationship with factory set geometry and create issues such as…
  • Reduced caster correction – causing vague steering and response
  • Bump steer resulting in reduced handling – with an out of control feeling
  • Clearance issues to suspension & wheels/tyres – larger wheels can hit suspension components
  • Some standard vehicles can have an issue of the UCA hitting the coil on full droop,
  • Strength of OE equipment in offroad scenarios –
Roadsafe 4WD have developed their UCA range of product drawing from over 30 years of experience in the manufacture & supply of chassis parts including but not limited to steering & suspension components. The Blackhawk UCA’s have been designed in conjunction with industry experts to ensure vehicle fitment is comprehensive. In this process we identified a large number of issues that can be present, resulting in a list of features we included to overcome these issues…
  • Fixed Caster correction, we’ve identified the correct amount of caster correction required for lifts ranging from 30-70mm, by providing a bulk – fixed amount of caster, this offers the ability to utilise the factory adjustment to fine tune the caster required for your vehicles lift, with the UCA not being the limiting factor for increased droop relative to the other components.
  • Camber change to meet OE spec, if your application requires increased camber, we can offer offset bushings to provide more camber.
  • Clearance to larger aftermarket wheels & tyres – we often see larger than standard size tyres with wheel offsets having clearance issues to the OE UCA, our Blackhawk UCA’s minimise this as much as possible.
  • Clearance to suspension components & chassis – a large number of OE UCA’s hit the coil or the chassis mounts on during the suspension travel limiting the amount of travel you can achieve, with revised bends and clearances identified the Blackhawk UCA’s will not contact the strut or the chassis limiting travel unless specifically designed to do so.
  • Fixed position balljoint – Blackhawk UCA’s do not use an adjustable balljoint, with a fixed location balljoint we are able to offer OE specification for the ball joint itself.
    • The position of the balljoint housings have been rotated to ensure the balljoint is not the limiting factor with maximum down travel. Roadsafe specifically chose a fixed ball joint for a number of reasons – in offroad applications the ball joint receives a large amount of “bump” loads, which over time can either knock an adjustable ball joint out of position leading to increased tyre wear due to a change in caster. Changing from a fixed balljoint mount reduces the structural integrity of the mount and the mounting platform of the balljoint, with any remote traveling we need to ensure strength and reliability is not compromised.
    • There will never be a need to adjust or re-adjust your caster once established with the Blackhawk arms as the balljoint cannot be knocked out of position.
  • Maintain OE specification ball joint & bushings – regardless of where you may go, if you need to replace a balljoint or bushing you can use genuine replacement parts or aftermarket OE specification replacement items, regardless of how remote you are at home or abroad.
  • Ball joint binding – Often we see the ball joint limiting the amount of down travel because the OE ball stud hits the side of the ball joint housing, this creates a stress point on the ball stud creating an environment for potential terminal failure of the ball joint, it also limits the amount of down travel possible when used in conjunction with aftermarket suspension and longer shock lengths.
  • Securing ABS lines – we incorporate tabs and mounts where practical so the OE lines can be secured discreetly where possible, reducing the potential of sticks and other debris from damaging the sensitive lines.
  • Increased strength compared to the OE design – The design of the Blackhawk arms have shown with the use of FEA to be much stiffer than the OE arms, providing the driver with increased handling and response when the Blackhawk arms are fitted when compared to the OE arms, this is illustrated by the amount of deflection the FEA results have provided, with 3 times less deflection in the Blackhawk UCA’s.
Does this rigidity negatively transfer to the vehicle – No, because the Blackhawk arms use OE Rubber bushing, any NVH (Noise, Vibration and harshness) is absorbed in the rubber bushings before it makes it way to the chassis, you may find an increase in wear in the bushings which is directly related to how you drive the vehicle, the bushings are a consumable component of any vehicle, however you should expect years of trouble free service before the need to replace the bushings.
  • Heavy Duty Long life Balljoints – Roadsafe 4wd specially redesigned the OE balljoint into a heavy duty application, due to the nature of the application the 4wding community require a serviceable component, so we have a balljoint that is manufactured in the “hard to hard” style with a locating nylon disc that the ball stud terminates against, grease is pumped into the assembly through the top keeping everything lubricated and keeping any potential contaminants out of the boot region. The ball studs and seat area of the housing are all heat treated forming a hardened surface with the purpose of long life and limited wear.
  • Dust Cap – Blackhawk arms that utilise a press in balljoint feature a machined alloy dust cap which is anodized black with engraved Blackhawk logo to deter corrosion etc, as a result creating a sealed housing to remove the balljoint from the elements such as water, dust & mud ensuring they are in the best possible environment.
  • Finish – All arms are sand blasted upon completion and E coated black for a durable discreet finish, E coating is the same process the vehicles manufacturer used for the original equipment you are replacing.
OEM & Blackhawk Upper control arm samples have been computer modeled and subsequently FEA tested with static and bump/lateral load tests, these results have been reviewed and certified by VASS Engineers locally who unequivocally confirm the design and materials chosen to manufacture the Blackhawk arms by long term suspension manufacturer Roadsafe Automotive products, and that they are of sound design and furthermore exceed the original equipment by design in strength and functionality. A key feature identified by the FEA testing was the amount of deflection seen between the OE component and the Blackhawk UCA, with the Blackhawk arms being 3 times stiffer than the original equipment, resulting in significant increased handling and feel of your vehicle as the suspension cycles. The manufacturing process is controlled by Roadsafe with a range of Quality Assurance procedures in place, some of these include…
  • Welding specifications, Material & procedure
  • Material selection
  • Manufacturing jigs inspected for conformity regularly
  • Random post manufacturing QC checks
  • ISO/TS16949:2009
  • IATF number 0224504 – Manufacture of steering and suspension parts
Based on years of experience in manufacturing a large volume of suspension components, Roadsafe is able to ensure the manufacturing process is of standard delivering a high quality component to market. Spare Parts are available for our entire product range! Ball Joint Part Number: BJ3841HD Bushing Part Number: S0525R Ball Joint Cap Part Number: UCABHCAP2
UCA4727CV2 will suit all Isuzu Dmax’s from 2012-2019 up to but not including the latest generation. The 2020 RG Dmax is a different design UCA4727D. The UCA4727CV2 also suits all variants of Holden Colorado, Colorado 7, etc from 2012 to 2016. Facelift Colorado’s from 2017-2020 require the updated version with part number UCA4670CV2 which has an updated ball joint to suit this vehicle. The UCA4727CV2 has had additional improvements made over the V1 to allow more wheel fitment options. Due to the geometry of the front suspension in these vehicles, Wheel diameter, width and offset greatly affect the clearance to the upper control arm. All potential fitment and clearance issues will need to be assessed. Our customer service team is available to help with any clearance related enquiries. Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that will bolt in with marked improvements over the OE design. The evolution of the Blackhawk UCA’s… UCA4727CV2 When a vehicle has raised suspension and this can be anything from 30mm or above, it will disrupt the vehicles relationship with factory set geometry and create issues such as…
  • Reduced caster correction – causing vague steering and response
  • Bump steer resulting in reduced handling – with an out of control feeling
  • Clearance issues to suspension & wheels/tyres – larger wheels can hit suspension components
  • Some standard vehicles can have an issue of the UCA hitting the coil on full droop,
  • Strength of OE equipment in offroad scenarios –
Roadsafe 4WD have developed their UCA range of product drawing from over 30 years of experience in the manufacture & supply of chassis parts including but not limited to steering & suspension components. The Blackhawk UCA’s have been designed in conjunction with industry experts to ensure vehicle fitment is comprehensive. In this process we identified a large number of issues that can be present, resulting in a list of features we included to overcome these issues…
  • Fixed Caster correction, we’ve identified the correct amount of caster correction required for lifts ranging from 30-70mm, by providing a bulk – fixed amount of caster, this offers the ability to utilise the factory adjustment to fine tune the caster required for your vehicles lift, with the UCA not being the limiting factor for increased droop relative to the other components.
  • Camber change to meet OE spec, if your application requires increased camber, we can offer offset bushings to provide more camber.
  • Clearance to larger aftermarket wheels & tyres – we often see larger than standard size tyres with wheel offsets having clearance issues to the OE UCA, our Blackhawk UCA’s minimise this as much as possible.
  • Clearance to suspension components & chassis – a large number of OE UCA’s hit the coil or the chassis mounts on during the suspension travel limiting the amount of travel you can achieve, with revised bends and clearances identified the Blackhawk UCA’s will not contact the strut or the chassis limiting travel unless specifically designed to do so.
  • Fixed position balljoint – Blackhawk UCA’s do not use an adjustable balljoint, with a fixed location balljoint we are able to offer OE specification for the ball joint itself.
    • The position of the balljoint housings have been rotated to ensure the balljoint is not the limiting factor with maximum down travel. Roadsafe specifically chose a fixed ball joint for a number of reasons – in offroad applications the ball joint receives a large amount of “bump” loads, which over time can either knock an adjustable ball joint out of position leading to increased tyre wear due to a change in caster. Changing from a fixed balljoint mount reduces the structural integrity of the mount and the mounting platform of the balljoint, with any remote traveling we need to ensure strength and reliability is not compromised.
    • There will never be a need to adjust or re-adjust your caster once established with the Blackhawk arms as the balljoint cannot be knocked out of position.
  • Maintain OE specification ball joint & bushings – regardless of where you may go, if you need to replace a balljoint or bushing you can use genuine replacement parts or aftermarket OE specification replacement items, regardless of how remote you are at home or abroad.
  • Ball joint binding – Often we see the ball joint limiting the amount of down travel because the OE ball stud hits the side of the ball joint housing, this creates a stress point on the ball stud creating an environment for potential terminal failure of the ball joint, it also limits the amount of down travel possible when used in conjunction with aftermarket suspension and longer shock lengths.
  • Securing ABS lines – we incorporate tabs and mounts where practical so the OE lines can be secured discreetly where possible, reducing the potential of sticks and other debris from damaging the sensitive lines.
  • Increased strength compared to the OE design – The design of the Blackhawk arms have shown with the use of FEA to be much stiffer than the OE arms, providing the driver with increased handling and response when the Blackhawk arms are fitted when compared to the OE arms, this is illustrated by the amount of deflection the FEA results have provided, with 3 times less deflection in the Blackhawk UCA’s.
Does this rigidity negatively transfer to the vehicle – No, because the Blackhawk arms use OE Rubber bushing, any NVH (Noise, Vibration and harshness) is absorbed in the rubber bushings before it makes it way to the chassis, you may find an increase in wear in the bushings which is directly related to how you drive the vehicle, the bushings are a consumable component of any vehicle, however you should expect years of trouble free service before the need to replace the bushings.
  • Heavy Duty Long life Balljoints – Roadsafe 4wd specially redesigned the OE balljoint into a heavy duty application, due to the nature of the application the 4wding community require a serviceable component, so we have a balljoint that is manufactured in the “hard to hard” style with a locating nylon disc that the ball stud terminates against, grease is pumped into the assembly through the top keeping everything lubricated and keeping any potential contaminants out of the boot region. The ball studs and seat area of the housing are all heat treated forming a hardened surface with the purpose of long life and limited wear.
  • Dust Cap – Blackhawk arms that utilise a press in balljoint feature a machined alloy dust cap which is anodized black with engraved Blackhawk logo to deter corrosion etc, as a result creating a sealed housing to remove the balljoint from the elements such as water, dust & mud ensuring they are in the best possible environment.
  • Finish – All arms are sand blasted upon completion and E coated black for a durable discreet finish, E coating is the same process the vehicles manufacturer used for the original equipment you are replacing.
OEM & Blackhawk Upper control arm samples have been computer modeled and subsequently FEA tested with static and bump/lateral load tests, these results have been reviewed and certified by VASS Engineers locally who unequivocally confirm the design and materials chosen to manufacture the Blackhawk arms by long term suspension manufacturer Roadsafe Automotive products, and that they are of sound design and furthermore exceed the original equipment by design in strength and functionality. A key feature identified by the FEA testing was the amount of deflection seen between the OE component and the Blackhawk UCA, with the Blackhawk arms being 3 times stiffer than the original equipment, resulting in significant increased handling and feel of your vehicle as the suspension cycles. The manufacturing process is controlled by Roadsafe with a range of Quality Assurance procedures in place, some of these include…
  • Welding specifications, Material & procedure
  • Material selection
  • Manufacturing jigs inspected for conformity regularly
  • Random post manufacturing QC checks
  • ISO/TS16949:2009
  • IATF number 0224504 – Manufacture of steering and suspension parts
Based on years of experience in manufacturing a large volume of suspension components, Roadsafe is able to ensure the manufacturing process is of standard delivering a high quality component to market. Spare Parts are available for our entire product range! Ball Joint Part Number: BJ4727HD Bushing Part Number: S0531R Ball Joint Cap Part Number: Nil

Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that will bolt in with marked improvements over the OE design.

The evolution of the Blackhawk UCA’s…

UCA2600T

When a vehicle has raised suspension and this can be anything from 30mm or above, it will disrupt the vehicles relationship with factory set geometry and create issues such as…

  • Reduced caster correction – causing vague steering and response
  • Bump steer resulting in reduced handling – with an out of control feeling
  • Clearance issues to suspension & wheels/tyres – larger wheels can hit suspension components
  • Some standard vehicles can have an issue of the UCA hitting the coil on full droop,
  • Strength of OE equipment in offroad scenarios –

Roadsafe 4WD have developed their UCA range of product drawing from over 30 years of experience in the manufacture & supply of chassis parts including but not limited to steering & suspension components. The Blackhawk UCA’s have been designed in conjunction with industry experts to ensure vehicle fitment is comprehensive. In this process we identified a large number of issues that can be present, resulting in a list of features we included to overcome these issues…

  • Fixed Caster correction, we’ve identified the correct amount of caster correction required for lifts ranging from 30-70mm, by providing a bulk – fixed amount of caster, this offers the ability to utilise the factory adjustment to fine tune the caster required for your vehicles lift, with the UCA not being the limiting factor for increased droop relative to the other components.
  • Camber change to meet OE spec, if your application requires increased camber, we can offer offset bushings to provide more camber.
  • Clearance to larger aftermarket wheels & tyres – we often see larger than standard size tyres with wheel offsets having clearance issues to the OE UCA, our Blackhawk UCA’s minimise this as much as possible.
  • Clearance to suspension components & chassis – a large number of OE UCA’s hit the coil or the chassis mounts on during the suspension travel limiting the amount of travel you can achieve, with revised bends and clearances identified the Blackhawk UCA’s will not contact the strut or the chassis limiting travel unless specifically designed to do so.
  • Fixed position balljoint – Blackhawk UCA’s do not use an adjustable balljoint, with a fixed location balljoint we are able to offer OE specification for the ball joint itself.
    • The position of the balljoint housings have been rotated to ensure the balljoint is not the limiting factor with maximum down travel. Roadsafe specifically chose a fixed ball joint for a number of reasons – in offroad applications the ball joint receives a large amount of “bump” loads, which over time can either knock an adjustable ball joint out of position leading to increased tyre wear due to a change in caster. Changing from a fixed balljoint mount reduces the structural integrity of the mount and the mounting platform of the balljoint, with any remote traveling we need to ensure strength and reliability is not compromised.
    • There will never be a need to adjust or re-adjust your caster once established with the Blackhawk arms as the balljoint cannot be knocked out of position.
  • Maintain OE specification ball joint & bushings – regardless of where you may go, if you need to replace a balljoint or bushing you can use genuine replacement parts or aftermarket OE specification replacement items, regardless of how remote you are at home or abroad.
  • Ball joint binding – Often we see the ball joint limiting the amount of down travel because the OE ball stud hits the side of the ball joint housing, this creates a stress point on the ball stud creating an environment for potential terminal failure of the ball joint, it also limits the amount of down travel possible when used in conjunction with aftermarket suspension and longer shock lengths.
  • Securing ABS lines – we incorporate tabs and mounts where practical so the OE lines can be secured discreetly where possible, reducing the potential of sticks and other debris from damaging the sensitive lines.
  • Increased strength compared to the OE design – The design of the Blackhawk arms have shown with the use of FEA to be much stiffer than the OE arms, providing the driver with increased handling and response when the Blackhawk arms are fitted when compared to the OE arms, this is illustrated by the amount of deflection the FEA results have provided, with 3 times less deflection in the Blackhawk UCA’s.

Does this rigidity negatively transfer to the vehicle – No, because the Blackhawk arms use OE Rubber bushing, any NVH (Noise, Vibration and harshness) is absorbed in the rubber bushings before it makes it way to the chassis, you may find an increase in wear in the bushings which is directly related to how you drive the vehicle, the bushings are a consumable component of any vehicle, however you should expect years of trouble free service before the need to replace the bushings.

  • Heavy Duty Long life Balljoints – Roadsafe 4wd specially redesigned the OE balljoint into a heavy duty application, due to the nature of the application the 4wding community require a serviceable component, so we have a balljoint that is manufactured in the “hard to hard” style with a locating nylon disc that the ball stud terminates against, grease is pumped into the assembly through the top keeping everything lubricated and keeping any potential contaminants out of the boot region. The ball studs and seat area of the housing are all heat treated forming a hardened surface with the purpose of long life and limited wear.
  • Dust Cap – Blackhawk arms that utilise a press in balljoint feature a machined alloy dust cap which is anodized black with engraved Blackhawk logo to deter corrosion etc, as a result creating a sealed housing to remove the balljoint from the elements such as water, dust & mud ensuring they are in the best possible environment.
  • Finish – All arms are sand blasted upon completion and E coated black for a durable discreet finish, E coating is the same process the vehicles manufacturer used for the original equipment you are replacing.

OEM & Blackhawk Upper control arm samples have been computer modeled and subsequently FEA tested with static and bump/lateral load tests, these results have been reviewed and certified by VASS Engineers locally who unequivocally confirm the design and materials chosen to manufacture the Blackhawk arms by long term suspension manufacturer Roadsafe Automotive products, and that they are of sound design and furthermore exceed the original equipment by design in strength and functionality.

A key feature identified by the FEA testing was the amount of deflection seen between the OE component and the Blackhawk UCA, with the Blackhawk arms being 3 times stiffer than the original equipment, resulting in significant increased handling and feel of your vehicle as the suspension cycles.

The manufacturing process is controlled by Roadsafe with a range of Quality Assurance procedures in place, some of these include…

  • Welding specifications, Material & procedure
  • Material selection
  • Manufacturing jigs inspected for conformity regularly
  • Random post manufacturing QC checks
  • ISO/TS16949:2009
  • IATF number 0224504 – Manufacture of steering and suspension parts

Based on years of experience in manufacturing a large volume of suspension components, Roadsafe is able to ensure the manufacturing process is of standard delivering a high quality component to market.

Spare Parts are available for our entire product range!

Ball Joint Part Number: BJ2600HD

Bushing Part Number: S0535R

Ball Joint Cap Part Number: Nil

Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that will bolt in with marked improvements over the OE design. UCA4729Q suits all MQ, MR Tritons and Pajero Sport models. These vehicles have clearance issues from factory where any large bore aftermarket strut is fitted reducing clearance and subsequently the ability to achieve any positive caster… The Blackhawk UCA’s move the ball joint rearward providing additional caster in the UCA so you don’t need to try and adjust the lower camber bolts to gain bulk caster – only fine tuning. The Blackhawk UCA’s also have a relief pressed into the tube where the strut intersects increasing the available clearance. Once Blackhawk UCA’s are fitted to the vehicle you will need a wheel alignment immediately as the parameters have changed and it will potentially cause the strut to hit the new UCA’s – this is because the vehicle has already been adjusted to maximise caster (which is very minimal from factory) to having considerably more @ 3 degrees with UCA’s fitted. If clearance is an immediate issue you can adjust the camber bolts to remove the current caster to provide clearance to drive to the wheel alignment center. Suitable for fitment on all variants of Triton & Pajero sport with OE droop stoops able to be fitted without modification – we even provide more clearance here for those running aftermarket struts can choose to remove some of the supplied shims for increased suspension travel. It is strongly recommended to check all lengths and clearances if doing this. Now there is no need to cut the factory rubber droop stop when fitting aftermarket suspension. Head light sensor arm is incorporated on the Drivers side arm where relevant for vehicle with factory headlight aiming. The evolution of the Blackhawk UCA’s… When a vehicle has raised suspension and this can be anything from 30mm or above, it will disrupt the vehicles relationship with factory set geometry and create issues such as…
  • Reduced caster correction – causing vague steering and response
  • Bump steer resulting in reduced handling – with an out of control feeling
  • Clearance issues to suspension & wheels/tyres – larger wheels can hit suspension components
  • Some standard vehicles can have an issue of the UCA hitting the coil on full droop,
  • Strength of OE equipment in offroad scenarios –
Roadsafe 4WD have developed their UCA range of product drawing from over 30 years of experience in the manufacture & supply of chassis parts including but not limited to steering & suspension components. The Blackhawk UCA’s have been designed in conjunction with industry experts to ensure vehicle fitment is comprehensive. In this process we identified a large number of issues that can be present, resulting in a list of features we included to overcome these issues…
  •  Fixed Caster correction, we’ve identified the correct amount of caster correction required for lifts ranging from 30-70mm, by providing a bulk – fixed amount of caster, this offers the ability to utilise the factory adjustment to fine tune the caster required for your vehicles lift, with the UCA not being the limiting factor for increased droop relative to the other components.
  • Camber change to meet OE spec, if your application requires increased camber, we can offer offset bushings to provide more camber.
  • Clearance to larger aftermarket wheels & tyres – we often see larger than standard size tyres with wheel offsets having clearance issues to the OE UCA, our Blackhawk UCA’s minimise this as much as possible.
  • Clearance to suspension components & chassis – a large number of OE UCA’s hit the coil or the chassis mounts on during the suspension travel limiting the amount of travel you can achieve, with revised bends and clearances identified the Blackhawk UCA’s will not contact the strut or the chassis limiting travel unless specifically designed to do so.
  • Fixed position balljoint – Blackhawk UCA’s do not use an adjustable balljoint, with a fixed location balljoint we are able to offer OE specification for the ball joint itself.
    • The position of the balljoint housings have been rotated to ensure the balljoint is not the limiting factor with maximum down travel. Roadsafe specifically chose a fixed ball joint for a number of reasons – in offroad applications the ball joint receives a large amount of “bump” loads, which over time can either knock an adjustable ball joint out of position leading to increased tyre wear due to a change in caster. Changing from a fixed balljoint mount reduces the structural integrity of the mount and the mounting platform of the balljoint, with any remote traveling we need to ensure strength and reliability is not compromised.
    • There will never be a need to adjust or re-adjust your caster once established with the Blackhawk arms as the balljoint cannot be knocked out of position.
  • Maintain OE specification ball joint & bushings – regardless of where you may go, if you need to replace a balljoint or bushing you can use genuine replacement parts or aftermarket OE specification replacement items, regardless of how remote you are at home or abroad.
  • Ball joint binding – Often we see the ball joint limiting the amount of down travel because the OE ball stud hits the side of the ball joint housing, this creates a stress point on the ball stud creating an environment for potential terminal failure of the ball joint, it also limits the amount of down travel possible when used in conjunction with aftermarket suspension and longer shock lengths.
  • Securing ABS lines – we incorporate tabs and mounts where practical so the OE lines can be secured discreetly where possible, reducing the potential of sticks and other debris from damaging the sensitive lines.
  • Increased strength compared to the OE design – The design of the Blackhawk arms have shown with the use of FEA to be much stiffer than the OE arms, providing the driver with increased handling and response when the Blackhawk arms are fitted when compared to the OE arms, this is illustrated by the amount of deflection the FEA results have provided, with 3 times less deflection in the Blackhawk UCA’s.
Does this rigidity negatively transfer to the vehicle – No, because the Blackhawk arms use OE Rubber bushing, any NVH (Noise, Vibration and harshness) is absorbed in the rubber bushings before it makes it way to the chassis, you may find an increase in wear in the bushings which is directly related to how you drive the vehicle, the bushings are a consumable component of any vehicle, however you should expect years of trouble free service before the need to replace the bushings.
  • Heavy Duty Long life Balljoints – Roadsafe 4wd specially redesigned the OE balljoint into a heavy duty application, due to the nature of the application the 4wding community require a serviceable component, so we have a balljoint that is manufactured in the “hard to hard” style with a locating nylon disc that the ball stud terminates against, grease is pumped into the assembly through the top keeping everything lubricated and keeping any potential contaminants out of the boot region. The ball studs and seat area of the housing are all heat treated forming a hardened surface with the purpose of long life and limited wear.
  • Dust Cap – Blackhawk arms that utilise a press in balljoint feature a machined alloy dust cap which is anodized black with engraved Blackhawk logo to deter corrosion etc, as a result creating a sealed housing to remove the balljoint from the elements such as water, dust & mud ensuring they are in the best possible environment.
  • Finish – All arms are sand blasted upon completion and E coated black for a durable discreet finish, E coating is the same process the vehicles manufacturer used for the original equipment you are replacing.
OEM & Blackhawk Upper control arm samples have been computer modeled and subsequently FEA tested with static and bump/lateral load tests, these results have been reviewed and certified by VASS Engineers locally who unequivocally confirm the design and materials chosen to manufacture the Blackhawk arms by long term suspension manufacturer Roadsafe Automotive products, and that they are of sound design and furthermore exceed the original equipment by design in strength and functionality. A key feature identified by the FEA testing was the amount of deflection seen between the OE component and the Blackhawk UCA, with the Blackhawk arms being 3 times stiffer than the original equipment, resulting in significant increased handling and feel of your vehicle as the suspension cycles. The manufacturing process is controlled by Roadsafe with a range of Quality Assurance procedures in place, some of these include…
  • Welding specifications, Material & procedure
  • Material selection
  • Manufacturing jigs inspected for conformity regularly
  • Random post manufacturing QC checks
  • ISO/TS16949:2009
  • IATF number 0224504 – Manufacture of steering and suspension parts
Based on years of experience in manufacturing a large volume of suspension components, Roadsafe is able to ensure the manufacturing process is of standard delivering a high quality component to market. Spare Parts are available for our entire product range! Ball Joint Part Number: BJ4729HD Bushing Part Number: S0535R Ball Joint Cap Part Number: UCABHCAP2
Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that will bolt in with marked improvements over the OE design. UCA3881HV2 has been developed if you're looking for a fit and forget option which has a fixed caster increase & will only move the wheel rearward by the minimum amount needed. This will minimise any clearance issue whilst still offering all the advantages of improved clearances to the coil tower & tyre to the UCA with an increase in caster and camber correction for improved wheel alignment. UCA3881HV2 replaces UCA3881H and UCA3881H-TOURV2 with a single arm that combines the best features of both. Once fitted you will have the best! wheel alignment potential from any aftermarket UCA on the market. As with any modification to a vehicle, all potiential fitment and clearance issues will need to be assessed and it is assumed that you will have the basic knowledge of how wheel alignments work to get to this stage and understand what is involved with modified vehicles. Tyre size, wheel diameter and width, offset, shock length and desired wheel aligtnment settings will all have an effect on clearnace. The evolution of the Blackhawk UCA’s… When a vehicle has raised suspension and this can be anything from 30mm or above, it will disrupt the vehicles relationship with factory set geometry and create issues such as…
  • Reduced caster – causing vague steering and response
  • Bump steer resulting in reduced handling – with an out of control feeling
  • Clearance issues to suspension & wheels/tyres – larger wheels can hit suspension components
  • Some standard vehicles can have an issue of the UCA hitting the coil on full droop,
  • Strength of OE equipment in offroad scenarios –
Roadsafe 4WD have developed their UCA range of product drawing from over 30 years of experience in the manufacture & supply of chassis parts including but not limited to steering & suspension components. The Blackhawk UCA’s have been designed in conjunction with industry experts to ensure vehicle fitment is comprehensive. In this process we identified a large number of issues that can be present, resulting in a list of features we included to overcome these issues…
  • Fixed Caster correction, we’ve identified the correct amount of caster correction required for lifts ranging from 30-70mm, by providing a bulk – fixed amount of caster, this offers the ability to utilise the factory adjustment to fine tune the caster required for your vehicles lift, with the UCA not being the limiting factor for increased droop relative to the other components.
  • Camber change to meet OE spec, if your application requires increased camber, we can offer offset bushings to provide more camber.
  • Clearance to larger aftermarket wheels & tyres – we often see larger than standard size tyres with wheel offsets having clearance issues to the OE UCA, our Blackhawk UCA’s minimise this as much as possible.
  • Clearance to suspension components & chassis – a large number of OE UCA’s hit the coil or the chassis mounts on during the suspension travel limiting the amount of travel you can achieve, with revised bends and clearances identified the Blackhawk UCA’s will not contact the strut or the chassis limiting travel unless specifically designed to do so.
  • Fixed position balljoint – Blackhawk UCA’s do not use an adjustable balljoint, with a fixed location balljoint we are able to offer OE specification for the ball joint itself.
    • The position of the balljoint housings have been rotated to ensure the balljoint is not the limiting factor with maximum down travel. Roadsafe specifically chose a fixed ball joint for a number of reasons – in offroad applications the ball joint receives a large amount of “bump” loads, which over time can either knock an adjustable ball joint out of position leading to increased tyre wear due to a change in caster. Changing from a fixed balljoint mount reduces the structural integrity of the mount and the mounting platform of the balljoint, with any remote traveling we need to ensure strength and reliability is not compromised.
    • There will never be a need to adjust or re-adjust your caster once established with the Blackhawk arms as the balljoint cannot be knocked out of position.
  • Maintain OE specification ball joint & bushings – regardless of where you may go, if you need to replace a balljoint or bushing you can use genuine replacement parts or aftermarket OE specification replacement items, regardless of how remote you are at home or abroad.
  • Ball joint binding – Often we see the ball joint limiting the amount of down travel because the OE ball stud hits the side of the ball joint housing, this creates a stress point on the ball stud creating an environment for potential terminal failure of the ball joint, it also limits the amount of down travel possible when used in conjunction with aftermarket suspension and longer shock lengths.
  • Securing ABS lines – we incorporate tabs and mounts where practical so the OE lines can be secured discreetly where possible, reducing the potential of sticks and other debris from damaging the sensitive lines.
  • Increased strength compared to the OE design – The design of the Blackhawk arms have shown with the use of FEA to be much stiffer than the OE arms, providing the driver with increased handling and response when the Blackhawk arms are fitted when compared to the OE arms, this is illustrated by the amount of deflection the FEA results have provided, with 3 times less deflection in the Blackhawk UCA’s.
Does this rigidity negatively transfer to the vehicle – No, because the Blackhawk arms use OE Rubber bushing, any NVH (Noise, Vibration and harshness) is absorbed in the rubber bushings before it makes it way to the chassis, you may find an increase in wear in the bushings which is directly related to how you drive the vehicle, the bushings are a consumable component of any vehicle, however you should expect years of trouble free service before the need to replace the bushings.
  • Heavy Duty Long life Balljoints – Roadsafe 4wd specially redesigned the OE balljoint into a heavy duty application, due to the nature of the application the 4wding community require a serviceable component, so we have a balljoint that is manufactured in the “hard to hard” style with a locating nylon disc that the ball stud terminates against, grease is pumped into the assembly through the top keeping everything lubricated and keeping any potential contaminants out of the boot region. The ball studs and seat area of the housing are all heat treated forming a hardened surface with the purpose of long life and limited wear.
  • Dust Cap – Blackhawk arms that utilise a press in balljoint feature a machined alloy dust cap which is anodized black with engraved Blackhawk logo to deter corrosion etc, as a result creating a sealed housing to remove the balljoint from the elements such as water, dust & mud ensuring they are in the best possible environment.
  • Finish – All arms are sand blasted upon completion and E coated black for a durable discreet finish, E coating is the same process the vehicles manufacturer used for the original equipment you are replacing.
OEM & Blackhawk Upper control arm samples have been computer modeled and subsequently FEA tested with static and bump/lateral load tests, these results have been reviewed and certified by VASS Engineers locally who unequivocally confirm the design and materials chosen to manufacture the Blackhawk arms by long term suspension manufacturer Roadsafe Automotive products, and that they are of sound design and furthermore exceed the original equipment by design in strength and functionality. A key feature identified by the FEA testing was the amount of deflection seen between the OE component and the Blackhawk UCA, with the Blackhawk arms being 3 times stiffer than the original equipment, resulting in significant increased handling and feel of your vehicle as the suspension cycles. The manufacturing process is controlled by Roadsafe with a range of Quality Assurance procedures in place, some of these include…
  • Welding specifications, Material & procedure
  • Material selection
  • Manufacturing jigs inspected for conformity regularly
  • Random post manufacturing QC checks
  • ISO/TS16949:2009
  • IATF number 0224504 – Manufacture of steering and suspension parts
Based on years of experience in manufacturing a large volume of suspension components, Roadsafe is able to ensure the manufacturing process is of standard delivering a high quality component to market. Spare Parts are available for our entire product range! Ball Joint Part Number: BJ3881HD Bushing Part Number: S0525R Ball Joint Cap Part Number: UCABHCAP2
Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that will bolt in with marked improvements over the OE design. The evolution of the Blackhawk UCA’s… UCA4727D When a vehicle has raised suspension and this can be anything from 30mm or above, it will disrupt the vehicles relationship with factory set geometry and create issues such as…
  • Reduced caster correction – causing vague steering and response
  • Bump steer resulting in reduced handling – with an out of control feeling
  • Clearance issues to suspension & wheels/tyres – larger wheels can hit suspension components
  • Some standard vehicles can have an issue of the UCA hitting the coil on full droop,
  • Strength of OE equipment in offroad scenarios –
Roadsafe 4WD have developed their UCA range of product drawing from over 30 years of experience in the manufacture & supply of chassis parts including but not limited to steering & suspension components. The Blackhawk UCA’s have been designed in conjunction with industry experts to ensure vehicle fitment is comprehensive. In this process we identified a large number of issues that can be present, resulting in a list of features we included to overcome these issues…
  • Fixed Caster correction, we’ve identified the correct amount of caster correction required for lifts ranging from 30-70mm, by providing a bulk – fixed amount of caster, this offers the ability to utilise the factory adjustment to fine tune the caster required for your vehicles lift, with the UCA not being the limiting factor for increased droop relative to the other components.
  • Camber change to meet OE spec, if your application requires increased camber, we can offer offset bushings to provide more camber.
  • Clearance to larger aftermarket wheels & tyres – we often see larger than standard size tyres with wheel offsets having clearance issues to the OE UCA, our Blackhawk UCA’s minimise this as much as possible.
  • Clearance to suspension components & chassis – a large number of OE UCA’s hit the coil or the chassis mounts on during the suspension travel limiting the amount of travel you can achieve, with revised bends and clearances identified the Blackhawk UCA’s will not contact the strut or the chassis limiting travel unless specifically designed to do so.
  • Fixed position balljoint – Blackhawk UCA’s do not use an adjustable balljoint, with a fixed location balljoint we are able to offer OE specification for the ball joint itself.
    • The position of the balljoint housings have been rotated to ensure the balljoint is not the limiting factor with maximum down travel. Roadsafe specifically chose a fixed ball joint for a number of reasons – in offroad applications the ball joint receives a large amount of “bump” loads, which over time can either knock an adjustable ball joint out of position leading to increased tyre wear due to a change in caster. Changing from a fixed balljoint mount reduces the structural integrity of the mount and the mounting platform of the balljoint, with any remote traveling we need to ensure strength and reliability is not compromised.
    • There will never be a need to adjust or re-adjust your caster once established with the Blackhawk arms as the balljoint cannot be knocked out of position.
  • Maintain OE specification ball joint & bushings – regardless of where you may go, if you need to replace a balljoint or bushing you can use genuine replacement parts or aftermarket OE specification replacement items, regardless of how remote you are at home or abroad.
  • Ball joint binding – Often we see the ball joint limiting the amount of down travel because the OE ball stud hits the side of the ball joint housing, this creates a stress point on the ball stud creating an environment for potential terminal failure of the ball joint, it also limits the amount of down travel possible when used in conjunction with aftermarket suspension and longer shock lengths.
  • Securing ABS lines – we incorporate tabs and mounts where practical so the OE lines can be secured discreetly where possible, reducing the potential of sticks and other debris from damaging the sensitive lines.
  • Increased strength compared to the OE design – The design of the Blackhawk arms have shown with the use of FEA to be much stiffer than the OE arms, providing the driver with increased handling and response when the Blackhawk arms are fitted when compared to the OE arms, this is illustrated by the amount of deflection the FEA results have provided, with 3 times less deflection in the Blackhawk UCA’s.
Does this rigidity negatively transfer to the vehicle – No, because the Blackhawk arms use OE Rubber bushing, any NVH (Noise, Vibration and harshness) is absorbed in the rubber bushings before it makes it way to the chassis, you may find an increase in wear in the bushings which is directly related to how you drive the vehicle, the bushings are a consumable component of any vehicle, however you should expect years of trouble free service before the need to replace the bushings.
  • Heavy Duty Long life Balljoints – Roadsafe 4wd specially redesigned the OE balljoint into a heavy duty application, due to the nature of the application the 4wding community require a serviceable component, so we have a balljoint that is manufactured in the “hard to hard” style with a locating nylon disc that the ball stud terminates against, grease is pumped into the assembly through the top keeping everything lubricated and keeping any potential contaminants out of the boot region. The ball studs and seat area of the housing are all heat treated forming a hardened surface with the purpose of long life and limited wear.
  • Dust Cap – Blackhawk arms that utilise a press in balljoint feature a machined alloy dust cap which is anodized black with engraved Blackhawk logo to deter corrosion etc, as a result creating a sealed housing to remove the balljoint from the elements such as water, dust & mud ensuring they are in the best possible environment.
  • Finish – All arms are sand blasted upon completion and E coated black for a durable discreet finish, E coating is the same process the vehicles manufacturer used for the original equipment you are replacing.
OEM & Blackhawk Upper control arm samples have been computer modeled and subsequently FEA tested with static and bump/lateral load tests, these results have been reviewed and certified by VASS Engineers locally who unequivocally confirm the design and materials chosen to manufacture the Blackhawk arms by long term suspension manufacturer Roadsafe Automotive products, and that they are of sound design and furthermore exceed the original equipment by design in strength and functionality. A key feature identified by the FEA testing was the amount of deflection seen between the OE component and the Blackhawk UCA, with the Blackhawk arms being 3 times stiffer than the original equipment, resulting in significant increased handling and feel of your vehicle as the suspension cycles. The manufacturing process is controlled by Roadsafe with a range of Quality Assurance procedures in place, some of these include…
  • Welding specifications, Material & procedure
  • Material selection
  • Manufacturing jigs inspected for conformity regularly
  • Random post manufacturing QC checks
  • ISO/TS16949:2009
  • IATF number 0224504 – Manufacture of steering and suspension parts
Based on years of experience in manufacturing a large volume of suspension components, Roadsafe is able to ensure the manufacturing process is of standard delivering a high quality component to market. Spare Parts are available for our entire product range! Ball Joint Part Number: BJ4727HD Bushing Part Number: S0541R Ball Joint Cap Part Number: TBA

Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that will bolt in with marked improvements over the OE design.

The evolution of the Blackhawk UCA’s…

UCA4861T

When a vehicle has raised suspension and this can be anything from 30mm or above, it will disrupt the vehicles relationship with factory set geometry and create issues such as…

  • Reduced caster correction – causing vague steering and response
  • Bump steer resulting in reduced handling – with an out of control feeling
  • Clearance issues to suspension & wheels/tyres – larger wheels can hit suspension components
  • Some standard vehicles can have an issue of the UCA hitting the coil on full droop,
  • Strength of OE equipment in offroad scenarios –

Roadsafe 4WD have developed their UCA range of product drawing from over 30 years of experience in the manufacture & supply of chassis parts including but not limited to steering & suspension components. The Blackhawk UCA’s have been designed in conjunction with industry experts to ensure vehicle fitment is comprehensive. In this process we identified a large number of issues that can be present, resulting in a list of features we included to overcome these issues…

  • Fixed Caster correction, we’ve identified the correct amount of caster correction required for lifts ranging from 30-70mm, by providing a bulk – fixed amount of caster, this offers the ability to utilise the factory adjustment to fine tune the caster required for your vehicles lift, with the UCA not being the limiting factor for increased droop relative to the other components.
  • Camber change to meet OE spec, if your application requires increased camber, we can offer offset bushings to provide more camber.
  • Clearance to larger aftermarket wheels & tyres – we often see larger than standard size tyres with wheel offsets having clearance issues to the OE UCA, our Blackhawk UCA’s minimise this as much as possible.
  • Clearance to suspension components & chassis – a large number of OE UCA’s hit the coil or the chassis mounts on during the suspension travel limiting the amount of travel you can achieve, with revised bends and clearances identified the Blackhawk UCA’s will not contact the strut or the chassis limiting travel unless specifically designed to do so.
  • Fixed position balljoint – Blackhawk UCA’s do not use an adjustable balljoint, with a fixed location balljoint we are able to offer OE specification for the ball joint itself.
    • The position of the balljoint housings have been rotated to ensure the balljoint is not the limiting factor with maximum down travel. Roadsafe specifically chose a fixed ball joint for a number of reasons – in offroad applications the ball joint receives a large amount of “bump” loads, which over time can either knock an adjustable ball joint out of position leading to increased tyre wear due to a change in caster. Changing from a fixed balljoint mount reduces the structural integrity of the mount and the mounting platform of the balljoint, with any remote traveling we need to ensure strength and reliability is not compromised.
    • There will never be a need to adjust or re-adjust your caster once established with the Blackhawk arms as the balljoint cannot be knocked out of position.
  • Maintain OE specification ball joint & bushings – regardless of where you may go, if you need to replace a balljoint or bushing you can use genuine replacement parts or aftermarket OE specification replacement items, regardless of how remote you are at home or abroad.
  • Ball joint binding – Often we see the ball joint limiting the amount of down travel because the OE ball stud hits the side of the ball joint housing, this creates a stress point on the ball stud creating an environment for potential terminal failure of the ball joint, it also limits the amount of down travel possible when used in conjunction with aftermarket suspension and longer shock lengths.
  • Securing ABS lines – we incorporate tabs and mounts where practical so the OE lines can be secured discreetly where possible, reducing the potential of sticks and other debris from damaging the sensitive lines.
  • Increased strength compared to the OE design – The design of the Blackhawk arms have shown with the use of FEA to be much stiffer than the OE arms, providing the driver with increased handling and response when the Blackhawk arms are fitted when compared to the OE arms, this is illustrated by the amount of deflection the FEA results have provided, with 3 times less deflection in the Blackhawk UCA’s.

Does this rigidity negatively transfer to the vehicle – No, because the Blackhawk arms use OE Rubber bushing, any NVH (Noise, Vibration and harshness) is absorbed in the rubber bushings before it makes it way to the chassis, you may find an increase in wear in the bushings which is directly related to how you drive the vehicle, the bushings are a consumable component of any vehicle, however you should expect years of trouble free service before the need to replace the bushings.

  • Heavy Duty Long life Balljoints – Roadsafe 4wd specially redesigned the OE balljoint into a heavy duty application, due to the nature of the application the 4wding community require a serviceable component, so we have a balljoint that is manufactured in the “hard to hard” style with a locating nylon disc that the ball stud terminates against, grease is pumped into the assembly through the top keeping everything lubricated and keeping any potential contaminants out of the boot region. The ball studs and seat area of the housing are all heat treated forming a hardened surface with the purpose of long life and limited wear.
  • Dust Cap – Blackhawk arms that utilise a press in balljoint feature a machined alloy dust cap which is anodized black with engraved Blackhawk logo to deter corrosion etc, as a result creating a sealed housing to remove the balljoint from the elements such as water, dust & mud ensuring they are in the best possible environment.
  • Finish – All arms are sand blasted upon completion and E coated black for a durable discreet finish, E coating is the same process the vehicles manufacturer used for the original equipment you are replacing.

OEM & Blackhawk Upper control arm samples have been computer modeled and subsequently FEA tested with static and bump/lateral load tests, these results have been reviewed and certified by VASS Engineers locally who unequivocally confirm the design and materials chosen to manufacture the Blackhawk arms by long term suspension manufacturer Roadsafe Automotive products, and that they are of sound design and furthermore exceed the original equipment by design in strength and functionality.

A key feature identified by the FEA testing was the amount of deflection seen between the OE component and the Blackhawk UCA, with the Blackhawk arms being 3 times stiffer than the original equipment, resulting in significant increased handling and feel of your vehicle as the suspension cycles.

The manufacturing process is controlled by Roadsafe with a range of Quality Assurance procedures in place, some of these include…

  • Welding specifications, Material & procedure
  • Material selection
  • Manufacturing jigs inspected for conformity regularly
  • Random post manufacturing QC checks
  • ISO/TS16949:2009
  • IATF number 0224504 – Manufacture of steering and suspension parts

Based on years of experience in manufacturing a large volume of suspension components, Roadsafe is able to ensure the manufacturing process is of standard delivering a high quality component to market.

Spare Parts are available for our entire product range!

Ball Joint Part Number: BJ4861HD

Bushing Part Number: TBA

Ball Joint Cap Part Number: TBA

Designed to maximise clearance and travel, while giving caster increase to suit 50-70mm lift, with bonded rubber bushes and to take the factory ball joint for maximum reliablity. Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that will bolt in with marked improvements over the OE design. UCA3841H The evolution of the Blackhawk UCA’s… When a vehicle has raised suspension and this can be anything from 30mm or above, it will disrupt the vehicles relationship with factory set geometry and create issues such as…
  • Reduced caster correction – causing vague steering and response
  • Bump steer resulting in reduced handling – with an out of control feeling
  • Clearance issues to suspension & wheels/tyres – larger wheels can hit suspension components
  • Some standard vehicles can have an issue of the UCA hitting the coil on full droop,
  • Strength of OE equipment in offroad scenarios –
Roadsafe 4WD have developed their UCA range of product drawing from over 30 years of experience in the manufacture & supply of chassis parts including but not limited to steering & suspension components. The Blackhawk UCA’s have been designed in conjunction with industry experts to ensure vehicle fitment is comprehensive. In this process we identified a large number of issues that can be present, resulting in a list of features we included to overcome these issues…
  • Fixed Caster correction, we’ve identified the correct amount of caster correction required for lifts ranging from 30-70mm, by providing a bulk – fixed amount of caster, this offers the ability to utilise the factory adjustment to fine tune the caster required for your vehicles lift, with the UCA not being the limiting factor for increased droop relative to the other components.
  • Camber change to meet OE spec, if your application requires increased camber, we can offer offset bushings to provide more camber.
  • Clearance to larger aftermarket wheels & tyres – we often see larger than standard size tyres with wheel offsets having clearance issues to the OE UCA, our Blackhawk UCA’s minimise this as much as possible.
  • Clearance to suspension components & chassis – a large number of OE UCA’s hit the coil or the chassis mounts on during the suspension travel limiting the amount of travel you can achieve, with revised bends and clearances identified the Blackhawk UCA’s will not contact the strut or the chassis limiting travel unless specifically designed to do so.
  • Fixed position balljoint – Blackhawk UCA’s do not use an adjustable balljoint, with a fixed location balljoint we are able to offer OE specification for the ball joint itself.
    • The position of the balljoint housings have been rotated to ensure the balljoint is not the limiting factor with maximum down travel. Roadsafe specifically chose a fixed ball joint for a number of reasons – in offroad applications the ball joint receives a large amount of “bump” loads, which over time can either knock an adjustable ball joint out of position leading to increased tyre wear due to a change in caster. Changing from a fixed balljoint mount reduces the structural integrity of the mount and the mounting platform of the balljoint, with any remote traveling we need to ensure strength and reliability is not compromised.
    • There will never be a need to adjust or re-adjust your caster once established with the Blackhawk arms as the balljoint cannot be knocked out of position.
  • Maintain OE specification ball joint & bushings – regardless of where you may go, if you need to replace a balljoint or bushing you can use genuine replacement parts or aftermarket OE specification replacement items, regardless of how remote you are at home or abroad.
  • Ball joint binding – Often we see the ball joint limiting the amount of down travel because the OE ball stud hits the side of the ball joint housing, this creates a stress point on the ball stud creating an environment for potential terminal failure of the ball joint, it also limits the amount of down travel possible when used in conjunction with aftermarket suspension and longer shock lengths.
  • Securing ABS lines – we incorporate tabs and mounts where practical so the OE lines can be secured discreetly where possible, reducing the potential of sticks and other debris from damaging the sensitive lines.
  • Increased strength compared to the OE design – The design of the Blackhawk arms have shown with the use of FEA to be much stiffer than the OE arms, providing the driver with increased handling and response when the Blackhawk arms are fitted when compared to the OE arms, this is illustrated by the amount of deflection the FEA results have provided, with 3 times less deflection in the Blackhawk UCA’s.
Does this rigidity negatively transfer to the vehicle – No, because the Blackhawk arms use OE Rubber bushing, any NVH (Noise, Vibration and harshness) is absorbed in the rubber bushings before it makes it way to the chassis, you may find an increase in wear in the bushings which is directly related to how you drive the vehicle, the bushings are a consumable component of any vehicle, however you should expect years of trouble free service before the need to replace the bushings.
  • Heavy Duty Long life Balljoints – Roadsafe 4wd specially redesigned the OE balljoint into a heavy duty application, due to the nature of the application the 4wding community require a serviceable component, so we have a balljoint that is manufactured in the “hard to hard” style with a locating nylon disc that the ball stud terminates against, grease is pumped into the assembly through the top keeping everything lubricated and keeping any potential contaminants out of the boot region. The ball studs and seat area of the housing are all heat treated forming a hardened surface with the purpose of long life and limited wear.
  • Dust Cap – Blackhawk arms that utilise a press in balljoint feature a machined alloy dust cap which is anodized black with engraved Blackhawk logo to deter corrosion etc, as a result creating a sealed housing to remove the balljoint from the elements such as water, dust & mud ensuring they are in the best possible environment.
  • Finish – All arms are sand blasted upon completion and E coated black for a durable discreet finish, E coating is the same process the vehicles manufacturer used for the original equipment you are replacing.
OEM & Blackhawk Upper control arm samples have been computer modeled and subsequently FEA tested with static and bump/lateral load tests, these results have been reviewed and certified by VASS Engineers locally who unequivocally confirm the design and materials chosen to manufacture the Blackhawk arms by long term suspension manufacturer Roadsafe Automotive products, and that they are of sound design and furthermore exceed the original equipment by design in strength and functionality. A key feature identified by the FEA testing was the amount of deflection seen between the OE component and the Blackhawk UCA, with the Blackhawk arms being 3 times stiffer than the original equipment, resulting in significant increased handling and feel of your vehicle as the suspension cycles. The manufacturing process is controlled by Roadsafe with a range of Quality Assurance procedures in place, some of these include…
  • Welding specifications, Material & procedure
  • Material selection
  • Manufacturing jigs inspected for conformity regularly
  • Random post manufacturing QC checks
  • ISO/TS16949:2009
  • IATF number 0224504 – Manufacture of steering and suspension parts
Based on years of experience in manufacturing a large volume of suspension components, Roadsafe is able to ensure the manufacturing process is of standard delivering a high quality component to market. Spare Parts are available for our entire product range! Ball Joint Part Number: BJ3841HD Bushing Part Number: S0533R Ball Joint Cap Part Number: UCABHCAP2
Radius Arms

RANPBV2

The Roadsafe forged radius arms will strengthen your vehicle, stop it wandering and keep it straight. ADR compliant, including GVM upgrades with front axle up to 1660kg. Supplied with Australian made hybrid rubber bushings, guaranteed for the life of your purchase. 

Some key features of the forged radius arms include: 

• Increased caster 
• Increased clearance to tie rod arm 
• 1.5 times stronger than OE at GVM increase 
• Only 700 grams heavier than OE 
• Increased ground clearance compared to OE 
• 15mm longer to correct wheelbase on lifted vehicles 
• Australian made hybrid rubber bushings with lifetime warranty 

Kit Patrol compatible High Clearance Radius Arm-Aust Design Reg. 202013441

For compatibility with the factory front swaybar, use our Alloy swaybar spacer kit. Part number: RANPBV2-SSKIT.

Spare Parts are available for our entire product range!

Chassis Bush Part Number: S0513R

Diff Bush Part Number: S0501R

RAFTLCB-DPF

Blackhawk 4x4 are pleased to announce the release of Forged Radius Arms to suit your DPF Model Landcruiser. Designed with Australian conditions in mind, offering better handling on lifted vehicles and far greater clearance than other arms on the market.

This brand-new kit is designed to use the Hybrid Bush setup for increased articulation & ride quality, at the same time they use the original height mounting position so there is no loss of clearance from a drop box hanging down. 

Forged from a billet piece of chromoly 4150 & put through a rigorous heat treating process. This will mean the new radius arms are in the same tensile and yield strength as BIS80 but with a higher ductile factor ensuring the material is elastic & able to bend further than BIS80 before terminal failure.

This kit also includes super high quality newly designed Australian Made OE Spec bushes. Designed for 3+ inch lift in your Land Cruiser & are finished in black E-coating for maximum durability and rust prevention.

The Roadsafe forged radius arms will strengthen your vehicle, stop it wandering and keep it straight. ADR compliant, including GVM upgrades with front axle up to 1660kg. Supplied with Australian made hybrid rubber bushings, guaranteed for the life of your purchase.

Some key features of the forged radius arms include:

  • Increased caster.
  • Increased clearance to tie rod arm.
  • 1.5 times stronger than OE at GVM increase.
  • Documented to work with the Heaviest GVM Upgrades Available in Australia of up to 1660kg Front Axle Load.
  • Only 700 grams heavier than OE.
  • Increased ground clearance compared to OE.
  • 15mm longer to correct wheelbase on lifted vehicles.
  • Australian made hybrid rubber bushings with lifetime warranty.

Spare Parts are available for our entire product range!

Chassis Bush Part Number: S0513R

Diff Bush Part Number: S0501R

RAFTLCB

Blackhawk 4x4 are pleased to announce the release of Forged Radius Arms to suit your Landcruiser. Designed with Australian conditions in mind, offering better handling on lifted vehicles and far greater clearance than other arms on the market.

This brand-new kit is designed to use the Hybrid Bush setup for increased articulation & ride quality, at the same time they use the original height mounting position so there is no loss of clearance from a drop box hanging down. 

Forged from a billet piece of chromoly 4150 & put through a rigorous heat treating process. This will mean the new radius arms are in the same tensile and yield strength as BIS80 but with a higher ductile factor ensuring the material is elastic & able to bend further than BIS80 before terminal failure.

This kit also includes super high quality newly designed Australian Made OE Spec bushes. Designed for 3+ inch lift in your Land Cruiser & are finished in black E-coating for maximum durability and rust prevention.

The Roadsafe forged radius arms will strengthen your vehicle, stop it wandering and keep it straight. ADR compliant, including GVM upgrades with front axle up to 1660kg. Supplied with Australian made hybrid rubber bushings, guaranteed for the life of your purchase.

Some key features of the forged radius arms include:

  • Increased caster.
  • Increased clearance to tie rod arm.
  • 1.5 times stronger than OE at GVM increase.
  • Documented to work with the Heaviest GVM Upgrades Available in Australia of up to 1660kg Front Axle Load.
  • Only 700 grams heavier than OE.
  • Increased ground clearance compared to OE.
  • 15mm longer to correct wheelbase on lifted vehicles.
  • Australian made hybrid rubber bushings with lifetime warranty.

Spare Parts are available for our entire product range!

Chassis Bush Part Number: S0513R

Diff Bush Part Number: S0501R

Trailing Arms
Blackhawk 4×4 have a range of Adjustable upper & lower control arms designed specifically for the JK Jeep. The new JK Wrangler Short Arms represent the latest innovations in direct OE replacement suspension components to create the most advanced combination of off road performance and on-road handling characteristics. The MAXX-C bushings are a Grease Free synthetic elastomer bushing that runs a dual duro. Whiteline has incorporated PTFE fibres into the MAXX-C bushings, removing the need for lubrication and maintenance. The bushing is designed for extreme, heavy duty off-road performance. It runs a dual duro with the outer layer bushing being softer, allowing for more vibration absorption and articulation, while the inner layer bushing is harder, and ensuring high performance and durability. Between the two bushing layers is a proprietary reinforcing sleeve to evenly distribute the load travelling through the bushing when in operation, minimizing gaping and preventing debris from entering the bush. This results in a longer life bush.  
  • Bushing designed specifically for extreme, heavy-duty off-road performance.
  • Dual Durometer, free pivoting bushing features a proprietary reinforcement sleeve to evenly distribute the load, minimizing gaping and prevents debris from entering the bushing resulting in bushing longevity
  • Vibration Dampening resulting in the best ride quality, and reducing NVH.
  • Minimum wear of maintenance free bushing resulting in longer life.
  • Direct OE replacement, no trimming/cutting of existing hardware required
  • Adjustable for improved fitment and alignment, specific to the vehicle requirements for best ride and handling characteristics.
  • Drawn Over Mandrel (DOM) 1020 tube for increased strength.
  • Adjustable threaded ends – Forged from 1020 steel for increased strength.
  • Suits vehicles with 2″ to 4″ of Lift (allowing for 6-7 degrees caster.)
  • Black 3 layer Gloss Powdercoat for superior coverage and proof against the elements.
  • All arms are adjustable with the Front Upper Arm being on-car adjustable.
  • Correctly positions the axle in the wheel well.
  Supplied ready for use with Grease Free Synthetic Elastomer Bushings with new MAXX-C Dual Durometer Technology for superior flexibility.   *Arms sold individually
Adjustable Panhard Rods

APR002

An absolute necessity on all raised 4WD’s is the Adjustable Panhard Rod. Designed to correct axle alignment, the fitment of an Adjustable Panhard Rod eliminates potential contact between tyre and body and improves handling issues on vehicles lifted 2”+.

This Blackhawk Adjustable Panhard Rod is Heavy Duty, double thread, on car adjustable and come complete with both hiem joints.

OD 34mm, Solid wall thickness, Heim and CAS Bushing Front Adjustable Panhard Rod - compatible with Jeep JK Wrangler

Spare Parts are available for our entire product range!

Sealed Heim Joint Part Number: CAS0842

Open Heim Joint Part Number: T843-H2

Steering

SB055-38

Precise CNC machined billet aluminium (6061) for a more accurate fit. Black anodised for a clean stealth Blackhawk installation. 100% bolt on component ensures trouble free & easy installation with use of basic hand tools.

Available in two different sizes to suit either the 34mm or 38mm steering arms.

  • SB055-34 suits rod OD of 34mm to 30mm (SUIT EYE MOUNT 12MM)
  • SB055-38 suits rod OD of 38mm to 35mm (SUIT EYE MOUNT 12MM)

Please select the right size for your application.

SB055-34

Precise CNC machined billet aluminium (6061) for a more accurate fit. Black anodised for a clean stealth Blackhawk installation. 100% bolt on component ensures trouble free & easy installation with use of basic hand tools.

Available in two different sizes to suit either the 34mm or 38mm steering arms.

  • SB055-34 suits rod OD of 34mm to 30mm (SUIT EYE MOUNT 12MM)
  • SB055-38 suits rod OD of 38mm to 35mm (SUIT EYE MOUNT 12MM)

Please select the right size for your application.

Chassis and Suspension Upgrades

SB012

Quite common for the Nissan Patrol GQ GU rear coil towers to fail resulting in a damaged chassis which can also damage both fuel & brake lines leading to expensive & time consuming repairs. Blackhawk 4x4 have designed a comprehensive reinforcing system to assist in carrying & spreading the load through the chassis rails. Using CAE the primary brace is laser cut & CNC folded from 1 piece of 4mm carbon mild steel.

This system incorporates as on car adjusting tie bar for each side that ties into the forward cross member triangulating the coil tower brace into the chassis providing increased rigidity in the system & an additional load path to share the load.

Install is very straight forward with basic hand tools, no cutting or welding required. Works with large heavy duty coils found in GVM upgrades, coil insulators & factory or aftermarket Blackhawk BS002 bump stop kits which will fit with this system installed.

  • E-Coated Black Finish
  • Marked LH RH
  • Fully Bolt In - No cutting or welding
  • Shared Load Restraint System
  • On vehicle adjustment
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Recovery Gear

BH-TO-R

Blackhawk Orbiit Winch Pulley Ring


Blackhawk is announcing the innovative newly designed Orbiit Winch Pulley Ring!
  • 4WD innovative, rebuildable design with a low friction internal bearing for improved rope contact surface longevity, operational efficiency, and reduced heat generation.
  • International product patents and design registrations.
  • Anodised finish with bearing designed to mitigate heat generation.
  • Designed for use with both bow & soft shackles.
  • Designed, engineered and tested in Australia.
Features & Benefits
  • Bearing type design mitigates heat generation
  • Anodised alloy finish for reduced friction
  • Designed for use with synthetic winch ropes, soft shackles & steel bow shackles
  • Patented annulus for locating within recovery system
  • Replaces the heavy snatch block and increases the safety of your recovery system.
  • Manufactured from premium materials including 7075 Alloy & 4140 Chromoly steel Internal core design ensures soft shackle compatibility and positive location of the winch ring within recovery system.
  • The outside ring has a deep rope channel for improved line retention when not under load.
  • Includes bearing for pulley efficiency compared to traditional winch ring type products further reducing effort required. This efficiency significantly increases the life of the pulley’s anodised coating, which the rope runs over. Resulting in increased longevity of the pulley surface and lifespan of winch rope used.
Minimum Breaking Strength 21,000kgs Working Load Limit 10,500kgs

Spare Parts are available for our entire product range!

  • Bush: BH-TO BUSH

Lifestyle Products

Great for your chainsaw and fuel, bolt on a space case, some firewood, flat pack jerry cans, step to climb and stand to access the roof rack, and fits 14″ falcon style wheel tyre combo for your van or camper spare, right up to wheels right up to 37s.

Step available to be purchased separately to work in conjunction with the rear wheel shelf (Ratchet strap supplied with Rear wheel shelf)

Camp Fire cooking, evolved, these food grade stainless steel height adjustable, heat adjustable frame and hooks allow you to operate around the fire without bending over, removing trip hazard, ash in your food, and smoke in your eyes.

Ultimate Upper Control Arms
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Upper Control Arms
Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that Read More
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Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that Read More
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Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that Read More
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Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that Read More
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UCA4670CV2 will suit all Holden Colorados and Trailblazers from 2016 Facelift to 2020. The 2020+ RG Dmax is a different design UCA4727D. Non Facelift Colorados and Colorado 7s from 2012-2016 require the other version with part number UCA472 Read More
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Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that Read More
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Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that Read More
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Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that Read More
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Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that Read More
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Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that Read More
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Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that Read More
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UCA4727CV2 will suit all Isuzu Dmax’s from 2012-2019 up to but not including the latest generation. The 2020 RG Dmax is a different design UCA4727D. The UCA4727CV2 also suits all variants of Holden Colorado, Colorado 7, etc from 2012 to 2 Read More
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Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that Read More
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Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that Read More
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Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that Read More
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Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that Read More
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Product Bulletin RAP Sheet
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Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program supplying replacement Upper control arm’s (UCA) that are fitted to a wide range of late model IFS vehicles. As a result we have developed the Blackhawk program – a product that Read More
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Designed to maximise clearance and travel, while giving caster increase to suit 50-70mm lift, with bonded rubber bushes and to take the factory ball joint for maximum reliablity. Blackhawk 4×4 have identified a requirement for a program su Read More
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Radius Arms
RANPBV2 The Roadsafe forged radius arms will strengthen your vehicle, stop it wandering and keep it straight. ADR compliant, including GVM upgrades with front axle up to 1660kg. Supplied with Australian made hybrid rubber bushings, guara Read More
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RAFTLCB-DPF Blackhawk 4x4 are pleased to announce the release of Forged Radius Arms to suit your DPF Model Landcruiser. Designed with Australian conditions in mind, offering better handling on lifted vehicles and far greater clearance th Read More
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RAFTLCB Blackhawk 4x4 are pleased to announce the release of Forged Radius Arms to suit your Landcruiser. Designed with Australian conditions in mind, offering better handling on lifted vehicles and far greater clearance than other arms Read More
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Trailing Arms
Blackhawk 4×4 have a range of Adjustable upper & lower control arms designed specifically for the JK Jeep. The new JK Wrangler Short Arms represent the latest innovations in direct OE replacement suspension components to create the mos Read More
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Adjustable Panhard Rods
APR002 An absolute necessity on all raised 4WD’s is the Adjustable Panhard Rod. Designed to correct axle alignment, the fitment of an Adjustable Panhard Rod eliminates potential contact between tyre and body and improves handling issue Read More
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Steering
SB055-38 Precise CNC machined billet aluminium (6061) for a more accurate fit. Black anodised for a clean stealth Blackhawk installation. 100% bolt on component ensures trouble free & easy installation with use of basic hand tools. Read More
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SB055-34 Precise CNC machined billet aluminium (6061) for a more accurate fit. Black anodised for a clean stealth Blackhawk installation. 100% bolt on component ensures trouble free & easy installation with use of basic hand tools. Read More
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Chassis and Suspension Upgrades
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Recovery Gear
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Lifestyle Products
Great for your chainsaw and fuel, bolt on a space case, some firewood, flat pack jerry cans, step to climb and stand to access the roof rack, and fits 14″ falcon style wheel tyre combo for your van or camper spare, right up to wheels Read More
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Step available to be purchased separately to work in conjunction with the rear wheel shelf (Ratchet strap supplied with Rear wheel shelf)
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Camp Fire cooking, evolved, these food grade stainless steel height adjustable, heat adjustable frame and hooks allow you to operate around the fire without bending over, removing trip hazard, ash in your food, and smoke in your eyes.
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