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ball joint kits? which company?

Well its time to do the front end over. Looking buy a complete ball joint kit. [ball joints,seals,ect.} Has anyone bought a kit recently? if so whats a good company to use? Thanks

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Just curious, who makes oem ball joints?

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The real question here should be, "Is there any brand of ball joint that has given anybody any problems?"

Everybody is just going to recommend what they have on there trucks.
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Just get the greaseable moog ball joints, wont have to worry bout them for along time once replaced.

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I have the moog greaseable ones. Stock units went out at 300,000 miles. With 140,000 on the moogs no issues so far but with only 140,000 I would not expect them too. The stock ones from ford are not greaseable so I felt the greaseable moogs would last longer plus they are cheaper. Good luck! They are a pita to replace.

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I'd get XRF's or if you want the best we sell the Dynatrac ones....rebuildable without having to remove them.

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I'd get XRF's or if you want the best we sell the Dynatrac ones....rebuildable without having to remove them.

PM me if interested.

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I had no idea such a thing exsisted, or was even possible... more info? Got a link to post?


Myself, I've just bought the Moog ones from the local Advance Auto Parts, they come with a lifetime warrentee, and I've had no issues geting them replaced... but having a buddy that works there could be part of the ease of replacement! Granted, that doesn't cover my labor.

The trick is keep them greased, the upper ones are difficult to grease, the grease fitting gets hit by the axle universal joint, so it normally has to be removed for use, a small plug installed, and then you swap them out when you grease them... which means it's a PITA to do, and the uppers never get grease! I have found a low-profile 90 degree grease fitting that clears the universal joint at a hardware store a long time ago... would be worth looking for next time I do ball joints.

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I replaced them in my 01 f250 with moog. I felt they were superior in construction to oem and they are greaseable.

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