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Ball joints??

Ball joints.
I have to do ball joints on my truck. This si the first time i have done ball joints. What am i getting myself into? Any tips or tricks would be great. I looked for a sticky found nothing.

Is there a brand i should be looking for or a brand i should stay away from?

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You want moog joints. I dont know any real tricks to make it any easier though.

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stick with moog joints. They are greaseable and they have a good warranty. Changing ball joints is a drawn out job. Be prepared to spend about 1/2 a day when you do it. I did mine about a year ago and its not hard but its not the easiest thing in the world to do.

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Thanks everybody for the advice and links. I priced out Moog at $244.74. And if i have a hard time pressing them out and new ones in I have a machine shop that will do it for $60.00.

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Just use a ball joint press and A impact it's not bad at all just dirty. Took me about 3 hours for both sides.
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all done WOOHOO!!!!
Ball joint press would not touch them even with the torches. I took them to the machine shop they did it in a houre and a half for $30.00. The markes they left in the joints to get them out tells me no screw press would do it.

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nice i was gonna do mine but had no idea how to do them

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thanks but lil to late i took it to a shop lol

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