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Old 02-04-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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Heavy duty ball joints

Was curious if anyone had reviews on HD ball joints for D30? I've been looking at Synergy's but waiting on opinions before I buy.

Aside I'm also kind of curious about their coilover conversion kit. It looks to be priced fairly decent

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Old 02-04-2013, 10:06 PM   #2
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I just had the Synergy Balljoints installed in my TJ and seem very well built. I haven't got a chance to beat on them yet but hope to soon.

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:28 AM   #3
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I just had the Synergy Balljoints installed in my TJ and seem very well built. I haven't got a chance to beat on them yet but hope to soon.
Those were my thoughts. I saw the cutaway and liked the design. Especially (at least i think they were) the grease channels
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:50 AM   #4
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Why do you feel you need anything better than the tried and true Spicer ball joints?

Why do you feel you need coilovers?
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:24 AM   #5
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Was curious if anyone had reviews on HD ball joints for D30? I've been looking at Synergy's but waiting on opinions before I buy.

Aside I'm also kind of curious about their coilover conversion kit. It looks to be priced fairly decent
i got myball joints from auto zone HD and life time guarentee
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i got myball joints from auto zone HD and life time guarentee
Those are anything but heavy duty. Enjoy replacing them often.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:36 AM   #7
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Those are anything but heavy duty. Enjoy replacing them often.
I agree I use to work at AZ we got tons of parts back. I just installed moog they seem to be good so far. I was interested in the poly ball joints
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:12 PM   #8
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I've burned through y share of spicer parts. If i can find something built stronger I'm gonna give it a try
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:39 PM   #9
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I've burned through y share of spicer parts. If i can find something built stronger I'm gonna give it a try
I find that hard to believe, considering I've used only Spicer ball joints and u joints for the past several years on 35's and now 37's. It's well documented that nothing else even remotely in that price range holds up half as well and my experience with them reflects that. What exactly have you "burned through" and what have you been doing?
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:14 PM   #10
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Mostly u-joints in my 3/4 ton driveline, but I've also popped a couple tie rod ends. I used to run my K20's in the street stock class pulls and my K5 I would go beat around in at the Badlands in Attica. You're in Indy I'm sure you've seen enough of both.
Why do I get the feeling you're looking to cut me down? All I'm looking for is something I'm not going to have to worry about for a while.
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I'm trying to figure out what you do so I can offer up the best advice, not cut you down. IMO, there's not a better ball joint or u joint for your TJ than Spicer. Your 3/4 ton and K5 are totally different vehicles with different uses.
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I've had good luck with and have plenty of mileage on my Dana/Spicer ball joints (Napa Premium Lifetime warranty), and Spicer 5-760x u-joints.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:41 PM   #13
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I'm trying to figure out what you deal so I can offer up the best advice, not cut you down. IMO, there's not a better ball joint or u joint for your TJ than Spicer. Your 3/4 ton and K5 are totally different vehicles with different uses.
Apologies. I've seen threads like this build up on Jeepforum and pirate and turn into all out brand wars. My tj gets ALOT of miles put on it. I've had it for right around two years, been on deployments for a total of 10 months and I've put close to 40k on it. In california I did light wheeling on public land, poker runs etc. My jeep is in Lafayette right now, I doubt I'll ever turn it into a hardcore crawler, Too much sentimental value and it's in too good of shape. 4" of lift on 33"s is just about perfect. Down the road I want to do coilovers so I can dial my suspension in.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:21 AM   #14
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Spicers should last you a very, very long time. You can get a full set on eBay for $100.
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i don't think i've ever heard a bad thing about synergy's ball joints either. TJs and JKs they're run all over our club, i'm picking a set up with my tax return.
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i don't think i've ever heard a bad thing about synergy's ball joints either. TJs and JKs they're run all over our club, i'm picking a set up with my tax return.
It looks like they hold up very well but the price is significantly higher. Spicer ball joints should last the OP at least 100k miles.
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i agree they are pricey... synergy products have treated me pretty good though. hard turn away from my experiences..

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