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Old 04-06-2017, 03:38 PM
afkrejci90 afkrejci90 is offline
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Getting ready to replace the ball joints on my 02 4x4 and I've been reading that the stock uppers are not replaceable. Do I have to buy a whole new upper assembly?
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Old 04-06-2017, 03:54 PM
Jimmyspy Jimmyspy is offline
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Getting ready to replace the ball joints on my 02 4x4 and I've been reading that the stock uppers are not replaceable. Do I have to buy a whole new upper assembly?
That is my understanding of it. I've always just bought the arm/balljoint assembly. If nothing else, it's much easier this way.
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:07 PM
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Default Re: replacing ball joints

Not replaceable on the upper. Must buy new uppers. Don't go cheap. I rebuilt my whole front end last summer and that is route I took. Good luck.
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:12 PM
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Rockauto.com for the best prices on MOOG control arms.
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Old 04-07-2017, 01:51 PM
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Rockauto.com for the best prices on MOOG control arms.
^^^^^^ What the man said. Moog is good stuff and will last you a long time. A fella once told me long ago buying top shelf hurts you once, buying bottom shelf hurts you over and over again.
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