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Old 04-06-2011, 07:42 PM   #1
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Synergy Ball Joints

I'm gonna be tearing into my wimpy Dana 30 front axle to install some gussetts. I want to do the ball joints while I'm there but I don't want to replace them with the cheap stock ones.

The only upgrade I've been able to locate are the Synergy Suspension ones. Does anyone have any experience with them?

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Old 04-06-2011, 08:00 PM   #2
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I think you mean the Synergy Suspension Jeep JK HD Ball Joint Set-PPM-8009-12 and thats for the full set (both sides)-

I can't comment on them, cause I don't have mine yet, but I've read good reviews and the fact that they use the same ones on Dodge Ram trucks/Ford F-150 trucks, makes em sound better to me, besides-

They come with ZIRC ftgs-KEWL, you can greasem-and I'll get mine when I get new gears !!

Looks good to me-

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Old 04-06-2011, 09:14 PM   #3
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I've got a set in my Dana 44 front axle. They're much beefier than the stock plastic garbage balljoints.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:20 PM   #4
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Synergy makes EXCELLENT balljoints.

I was having wobbly issues and suspected worn ball joints. I was debating Synergy or ProSteer. ProSteer is pricey, but it's top of the line and rebuildable.

I opted for Synergy. Good balance of quality v price.

Turns out my ball joints were fine, but when my stockers go, Synergy will replace them.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:33 AM   #5
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No experience with that yet. However I've read somewhere that Synergy manufactures heavy duty ball joint that is made to replace the factory ball joint assembly. So I think that's a good buy.
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im in the market for these to, i have a little wobble , i checked out everything and the ball joints have a little play
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:33 AM   #7
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I've gone and installed the Synergy ball joints. Very tidy things. The only bad thing is that they are a bi$%h to get in as they are a very tight fit.

The other downside is that the steering is now VERY stiff. The wheels won't even recenter themselves while turning. This makes the fine adjustments made to keep going straight at speed very... interesting.

I sent an e-mail to Synergy. They said to "drive it a week". I've driven it a week. It's slightly less tight, but still stiff. I've not had ball joints that required a "break in" period.

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I greased mine a couple times in the first 200 miles and they are fine-


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I've gone and installed the Synergy ball joints. Very tidy things. The only bad thing is that they are a bi$%h to get in as they are a very tight fit.

The other downside is that the steering is now VERY stiff. The wheels won't even recenter themselves while turning. This makes the fine adjustments made to keep going straight at speed very... interesting.

I sent an e-mail to Synergy. They said to "drive it a week". I've driven it a week. It's slightly less tight, but still stiff. I've not had ball joints that required a "break in" period.





My steering is very solid, but not tight !!

Since I use valvoline in the diffs I used new valvoline synthetic axle grease-

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