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Old 04-25-2011, 07:20 PM   #1
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ball joints are shot

was replacing my front steering knuckles today and saw that my ball joints (upper and lower) are shot. does anyone know anywhere cheaper to get them than the kit off of quadratech for $53 per side?

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Blaine (Savvy Offroad) recommended Dana Spicers as a very good replacement for the wore out OEM's. I dont know of places that have them cheaper but you can get all 4 of them from 4 wheel parts for 92.00.
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Blaine (Savvy Offroad) recommended Dana Spicers as a very good replacement for the wore out OEM's. I dont know of places that have them cheaper but you can get all 4 of them from 4 wheel parts for 92.00.
thanks i'm going to go with them.

and @unlimitedlj thanks for the sites i already checked out a few of them
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How do you know when your ball joints are shot? As in, what are the symptoms? Thanks!
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How do you know when your ball joints are shot? As in, what are the symptoms? Thanks!
two things, either they are sloppy in the joint and look/feel like they are going to fall out of socket. Or, the rubber is all cracked up with some missing and usually they will violently rattle on washboard bumps.
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To tell you can jack the front or each side up and if you rock, or lift tire up/down motion, watching the joint there should not be any play or slop in the knuckle or Ball Joint.

As for replacements, your best bet is TRW, Moog or the Dana Spicers. TRW & Moog should be available at most auto stores. The like you listed, didnot look like typical Ball Joints and was listed under steering linkage.

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