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Old 04-24-2013, 06:16 AM   #1
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Excessive tire wear

Hey y'all. I am going to be getting new tires soon and noticed excessive wear on the inside of my drivers front tire. So I had my younger brothers auto shop do the alignment for my jeep, everything aligned perfectly except for the vertical tilt of the wheel. I asked how the ball joints were looking then and if I needed to replace them and come back to get them perfect and the instructor had told me no they were still very good but in order to fix the (camber or caster, I can never remember which is which) I would need ball joint extensions. Has anybody heard of them? I have been looking for write ups but cannot find any. And I am sure you guys would definitely understand, I would really like to get it squared away before I throw a new set of tires on and ruin them in 5000 miles
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They are not extensions but they are eccentric and adjustable. They are a little more expensive but they will do the trick. Keep in mind when its lifted that is one of the scarafices you make you change the steering geometry. But they are available so check Ebay and most parts houses will have them. Also low cost is not what you wany you only want to do this once in a great while lots of work.

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Old 04-24-2013, 11:26 AM   #3
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They are not extensions but they are eccentric and adjustable. They are a little more expensive but they will do the trick. Keep in mind when its lifted that is one of the scarafices you make you change the steering geometry. But they are available so check Ebay and most parts houses will have them. Also low cost is not what you wany you only want to do this once in a great while lots of work.
What keywords would you suggest I search for on eBay?
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:18 PM   #4
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YJ Ball Joints and look through what is listed till you get to an expensive set that are listed as adjustable or eccentric.
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:56 PM   #5
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Okay thank you. I wasn't sure if they had a fancy name or not
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Could anyone shed some light or past experiences with this issue? The eccentric adjustable ball joints won't do it, could my "C" be bent?

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