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Old 06-09-2013, 08:03 PM

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I am installing a Carli Leveling kit on my truck and while I am at it I am going to replace the ball joints. Dyna Tracks seem good to me but I have 125k on the stockers. I know a lot of people who swear by Moog and they have been around a long time. So I purchased Moog and they arrived the other day and the sides of them are serrated (knurled) and it seems to me I read somewhere that that was not good as it damaged the knuckle. Is this true? Thanks

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A splined ball joint (rather than machined) hold itself to the ball joint bore by crushing the splines. This is a "budget" way of producing the joint as machining is obviously more expensive. In the Dodge trucks, Moog's are notorious for boring out the ball joint bore so a factory machined joint will no longer fit.
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