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Old 05-02-2019, 03:22 PM
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Another Ball Joint Question

I recently installed a new front axle and it has Synergy HD ball joints in it. I know Synergy ball joints have mixed reviews on here, but that's not what I'm looking for feedback on necessarily.

The issue I'm having is with the stiffness. When I was reinstalling the steering knuckles and torquing them to spec they became so tight I'm hardly able to move the knuckles back and forth. I called the vendor I purchased the axle from and they tried to tell me it's normal with HD ball joints and they'll "break in" in about 500 miles.

I decided to move forward with the installation and now my Jeep drives so bad I don't consider it safe. I honestly don't think I can make it 500 hundred miles it's so bad. It has massive amounts of memory steer so keeping it straight is basically impossible.

From your experience with HD ball joints. It this amount of stiffens to be expected? Is there a break in period? wtf.

Any feedback you have is appreciated.

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