From what I read is seems that Moog has declined in quality with their ball joints. The NAPA - spicer seem to be recommended, but from napaonline they don't say if they are spicer, or premium.
2006 unlimited rubicon w/ 70,000mi 2.5" spring lift
The most expensive non adjustable ones are all listed as "each"
NCP 2601291 upper ball joint $57.15
NCP 2601292 lower ball joint $70.20
Total $254.70 + CA tax = ~$275
The offset ones are all $100+
Does anybody run offset ball joints to fix the camber / caster? It doesn't seem worth the cost with a low lift.
I can get a full set of synergy ball joints for about $250 shipped.
Synergy Suspension*::*Axles & Drivetrain*::*Synergy Suspension D30/D44/D50/D60 Heavy Duty Front Ball Joint Sets
It seems that the synergy joints are the way to go. Any opinions on them?
The project started with a ZJ tie rod, then I figured I might as well buy a new drag link to replace that TRE and the pitman TRE. While I'm at it I might as well do the ball joints. If I'm doing the ball joints, it makes sense to replace the unit bearings and axle u-joints too. I don't think any of these parts are 'bad' but maybe it will make my steering a tiny bit tighter and / or reduce the chance of breakage on the trail and give me another 50,000+ miles.