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Old 11-20-2012, 06:23 AM   #1
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I need to replace my ball joints. I have an 05 with a d44 rubicon front axel. Are the ball joints the same on a d30? What is a good brand to get? Can i get any good ones at a local parts store? I also run 35's don't want to be replacing the ball joints all the time.

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Old 11-20-2012, 07:01 AM   #2
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I need to replace my ball joints. I have an 05 with a d44 rubicon front axel. Are the ball joints the same on a d30? What is a good brand to get? Can i get any good ones at a local parts store? I also run 35's don't want to be replacing the ball joints all the time.
Yep the Dana 30 and Dana 44 from the TJs are the same oreillys sells MOOG balljoints they are the best you can get from local parts stores besides the factory.....

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I agree... Moog is a good brand and never had issues with them.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:09 AM   #4
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I think I will go get the moog ones then. Thanks
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:18 AM   #5
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You do not want Moog. You want Dana Spicer ball joints. They'll last 3x as long and cost half as much. Check ebay, they should run you about $100 for a full set of 4.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:34 AM   #6
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I do have a spicer dealer near by that I get a discount at
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I do have a spicer dealer near by that I get a discount at
Then I would go that route, both really shouldn't be over about $80 a side...
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You can get Spicers for $50 a side all day from the vendors on eBay. Even with my employee pricing @ O'Reilly (work a few nights a week for Jeep fund/discounts) I can hardly beat that. And take it from someone who sells them and has run both.....Moog ball joints don't hold a candle to Spicer ball joints.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:43 PM   #10
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You want Dana Spicer ball joints.
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NAPA Premium Lifetime Warranty ball joints are Dana/Spicer. That ECGS price above is more than $100 less than what I paid for my NAPA's....
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That's a damn good deal!!!!

Bought a set from them a few weeks ago and they are the real thing
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:36 PM   #13
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I think I will get them. They say dana 30 I have a dana 44. Will they still fit.
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I think I will get them. They say dana 30 I have a dana 44. Will they still fit.
Yep as long as you have a factory tj axle the ball joints are the same...
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:47 PM   #15
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I do have a factory tj axle, so will order them then. Thanks everyone.
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Resurrecting a thread -

Q: My Driver's side front tire wants to hop when the passenger-side front tire hits a good bump in the road above 40 mph. Would I replace the drivers' side ball joints (assuming that the ball joints may be worn, loose)? How difficult are ball joints to change out?
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You do not want Moog. You want Dana Spicer ball joints. They'll last 3x as long and cost half as much. Check ebay, they should run you about $100 for a full set of 4.
Another Q:
Any reputable vendors on Ebay that I should go with?
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:24 PM   #18
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ball joints were not that bad you do have to have a ball joint press, i would check your track bar and tie rod ends first befor changing the ball joints, when mine did that it was the track bar
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ball joints were not that bad you do have to have a ball joint press, i would check your track bar and tie rod ends first befor changing the ball joints, when mine did that it was the track bar
How can you tell if your tie rod ends are in need of replacement?
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:49 PM   #20
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have someone turn the steering wheel and look at them they should all be tight no slop. make sure to do the same with the track bar

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