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Does anyone know where i can find low profile 90 degree grease zerks for the upper ball joints on my 02 F-350 Crew cab. I just replaced all of the front end components and was told there are some low profile zerks out there but they didn't know where to find them.
 

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You could try a farm supply store, they usually have a decent selection of grease nipples in the equipment section.
 

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You just replaced everything and didn't get the greaseable ones or what?
 

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They sell them at any auto store. However, they are still too close to the axle for comfort, for me. I just take the extra 5 mins per side and take them out when I'm done.
 

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They sell them at any auto store. However, they are still too close to the axle for comfort, for me. I just take the extra 5 mins per side and take them out when I'm done.
:thumb: I've been doing this all along with the stock uppers. Take the plug out, screw in a 90 Zerk, grease & put the plug back in. You get pretty good at it! ;)
 

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I have been running the ones that came with the ball joints for 5 years and have had no problems. They are close, but how much clearence do you need?


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I use the small straight ones. I bought a speial end for my grease gun that fits. 90 degre real thin attachment
 

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:thumb: I've been doing this all along with the stock uppers. Take the plug out, screw in a 90 Zerk, grease & put the plug back in. You get pretty good at it! ;)
Stocks don't have a grease fitting... :dunno:
 

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No, they don't, because there's no clearance for an entire zerk fitting. BUT there's a tiny "plug" and a tapped hole, to put a zerk into (temporarily)...

There must be a considerable variance among different trucks though, I couldn't possibly leave a 90 in there (as others describe) because the U-Joint would clearly cleave it off. Are some of you talking about 2WD trucks maybe?
 

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I installed the grease-able ones but the clearance for the standard 90 degree zerk is not enough, the u-joint hits it. Thank you for the information.
 

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I have a four wheel drive with the 90 degree fittings installed. They are close but never been an issue


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