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Old 04-23-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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Best Ball Joints

Like the title says, what would you recommend as the most durable ball joints on the market. I am replacing mine, and want to make sure I get some that hold up to the stress of wheeling. If any are better then others, I dont know, please let me know.

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Old 04-23-2013, 08:26 PM   #2
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Hmm subscribed..Im in the market for some ball joints, and don't want to do the job twice. And like you said less stress while wheeling

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Old 04-23-2013, 09:36 PM   #4
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I went spicer, but I bought them from a local shop. $96 and no wait, it worked for me.
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any opinions of or experience with these? DANA 30 DANA 44 4340 CHROMOLY BALLJOINTS PPM-4120-01
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any opinions of or experience with these? DANA 30 DANA 44 4340 CHROMOLY BALLJOINTS PPM-4120-01
No, but I'm going to look into them. I didn't see those.
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Spicer is good. Moog is also very good.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:28 AM   #9
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offset

I've heard of Offset ball joints can help out if you have a lifted jeep in the 4in range.Don't know exactly how they work but am sure someone will chime in..
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:17 AM   #10
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Offset ball joints reposition the mounting point to allow for regaining lost camber and/or caster. There are far better ways to do this IMO, but that's based on my preferences.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:56 PM   #11
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Offset ball joints reposition the mounting point to allow for regaining lost camber and/or caster. There are far better ways to do this IMO, but that's based on my preferences.
Can you fill me in on the better ways to adjust caster and camber on a jeeps solid axle?

I bought the regular spicer joints and will put them on soon along with a bunch of other axle parts. If the steering is not perfect, I might try the offset joints to regain the caster lost from the lift, and hopefully make the steering system feel like a car.
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Can you fill me in on the better ways to adjust caster and camber on a jeeps solid axle?

I bought the regular spicer joints and will put them on soon along with a bunch of other axle parts. If the steering is not perfect, I might try the offset joints to regain the caster lost from the lift, and hopefully make the steering system feel like a car.
Again, I realize "better" is subjective. I would rather cut, rotate, and weld than have an offset designed into a ball joint. Not everyone will share that opinion. I personally don't have any camber or caster issues on my TJ and I don't expect I'll ever have to deal with it because I will not be excessively lifting, but rather I will be creating clearance for up travel by other means and lifting as little as possible.
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:05 PM   #13
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Currie Johnny Joints is the way to go I know a guy who actually sells them at good price
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Currie Johnny Joints is the way to go I know a guy who actually sells them at good price
Can't you get a lot of caster with adjustable control arms and still maintain proper placement and pinion angle? I haven't messed with it yet, but it seems there's more there than the amount you'd get from the ball joints. Then again, $100 vs. $1000 is a deal breaker for many.
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Can't you get a lot of caster with adjustable control arms and still maintain proper placement and pinion angle? I haven't messed with it yet, but it seems there's more there than the amount you'd get from the ball joints. Then again, $100 vs. $1000 is a deal breaker for many.
You don't need 1000$ worth of control arms to adjust caster.

As far as camber it isn't something g that needs to be adjusted unless the axle is out of spec from the factory or you bent something.
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You don't need 1000$ worth of control arms to adjust caster.

As far as camber it isn't something g that needs to be adjusted unless the axle is out of spec from the factory or you bent something.
Either you haven't read my parts of the conversation at hand, or I'm not communicating very well.

I never said, or implied that $1000 control arms were needed. I never stated that caster needed adjusting, or was a "routine" thing on a TJ. I simply responded to the specifics mentioned by others with associated components that THEY stated. I realize that you prolly saw my statement on the front page of your mobile app and responded, but at least take my whole point of view into consideration.
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*camber

Not caster as stated. I realize why folks need to regain caster.
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I personally use XRF, they were cheap and supposedly better than Spicer/MOOG. However, some of the heavy wheelers like Blaine were able to destroy them in 2 weeks. I'd say the Synergy Suspension balljoins linked above are the cat's meow, I helped my buddy install a set in his JK and they are very nice, from what I've read they will outlast all others

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