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post #1 of 6 Old 08-29-2007, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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I had all my ball joints replaced on my truck 1 year and 1 month ago. I take my truck into ford to have a recall done and they tell me that I have bad ball joints. I thought they were trying to screw me especially when they told me I had to replace my fuel filters for $140 when I changed them myself for $30 last week. Took it too a good shop and sure enough the upper left ball joint was bad. I saw it for myself. Has any one else had this much trouble with the ball joints on their truck????

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What degree cams you got on there? If they put 2 degree or more on with your lift that might cause early wear.

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I just used a drop and hanger lift which just lowers the axel straight down.

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my joints got replaced at 50kmiles.
thought that was pretty good since i run big 22.5 wheels/tires.
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super duty ball joints are bad for going out around 75 to 100,000 miles. However. I have seen many lifted super duties with bigger then stock tires go through them in 20 to 40,000 and one as low as 8,000 miles. So take that into consideration.
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Heck my 04 is totally stock and I had my ball joints go at 60,000.

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