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Where to buy front ball & U joints???

Wheres the best place to get these parts along with the new dust seals? Its time to replace the ball joints on my rig and I might as well put the new dust seals and u joints also.

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I think the dust seals are a dealer only part, I got my ball joints and u joints from advance auto, got the moogs because they are greaseable. If you can wait Rockauto.com will be the cheapest.

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If dont want to ever press ball joints out again I say Dynatrac ball joints with Spicer u joints.

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Those Dynatracs are nice but pricey. I installed a set in an Ex. and really liked them.

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I got all of my seals and moog joints from amazon.com when I did the ball joints. Here is a link to the writeup I followed with links to each part. Recently, I purchased the Knuckle Oil seal from carquest - but that was a bit pricier. I had to tear it apart to change the front driveshaft u-joints. I suggest that you at least inspect them before putting it all back together, perhaps replacing. That way you don't have to tear it all apart again like I did.

Edit: Don't forget to build or purchase a knuckle seal installation tool. You are more than likely going to destroy the one that is in there. I have two of them now had to build a second one when I left my first one at my parents house 1.5 hours away. It was much easier to run to the hardware store and pick up the couple of pipe parts and build another one.

Link to writeup: Ford Super Duty Ball Joint Replacement Procedure | Superdutypsd.com

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Amazon.com got everything moog and decent price too

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Thanks everyone. I spoke to a ford tech and he said there is no need to take the outer hub off. Do u guys know anything about this?

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To change the ball joints, everything has to come off down to the axle. Look over that link in my previous post. The outer hub needs to come off so you can get at teh c-clip holding the axle and wheel bearing together.

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I concur........

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