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Old 10-07-2013, 02:25 PM
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Balljoints question

Hey ya'll got a question.

Earlier this summer i put new balljoints on the truck. They're the Raybestos joints.

During the install process, due to some miscomunication with the buddy who was helping me, the upper balljoints got torqued too much. The uppers got torqued to 150 ft/lbs (which is what the bottom is suppose to be torqued too) as well as the bottom to 150.

Anyhow, i didn't realize any of this till it was all back together, and realized i had memory steer.

Well, due to me being so busy with work, i haven't had the time to tare it all apart and retorque them to what they're suppose to be so i can get rid of the memory steer.

They have approx. 2500 miles on them now. Well i finally have the chance to tare it all back apart now while im doing front brakes.


Are the ball joints still ok? can i just remove the knuckle , and then reinstall the knuckle and torque the ball joint nuts to the RIGHT torque specs?

Or have the balljoints been ruined by having 2500 miles on them torqued to the wrong amount?

Ready to get rid of this memory steer, just hoping i haven't ruined the joints.

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:36 PM
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I'll be honest I didn't even torque my ball joints on my 99 lmao I'm sure they are fine just a bit tight if anything.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:06 PM
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Thanks! I sure hope they are. I figure they are, just wanted to make sure

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Old 10-07-2013, 07:40 PM
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what i did was count the threads on the old ball joints before i removed them and then just made sure i tightened down to the same threads on the new ones, but its to late for that now, i wouldnt worry about them being to tight! did you remove the little collar that sits inside the whole or atleast make sure it moved freely?

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Old 10-27-2013, 08:43 PM
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Whats the collar for?
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