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Old 02-09-2021, 12:23 PM
CamasCrik CamasCrik is offline
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Default 2002 ball joint parts

Hello all,
New user and I hope this is appropriate for this forum.
I'm shopping upper and lower ball joints for my 143,000 mile, 2002 ranger xlt supercab 4x2, 3.0L.

Local ford dealer has them (lower ball joints only and upper control arms including ball joints) $550.

Rock Auto has kit by MevOTech (upper and lower control arms including ball joints and 2 tie rod ends)$311 + shipping.

Various other sites show similar kits to RockAuto's ranging $95-$239.

I don't need tie rod ends. Don't need lower control arms. (no rust, yet, since I bought truck in Arizona 3 years ago)

Am tending towards ford parts but it's a big hit financially.

Would appreciate any comments sharing experiences when faced with similar choices.

Many thanks,
CamasCrik, I live in MI.
2002 Ranger XLT 4-door, 4x2, 3.0L, Auto
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Old 02-09-2021, 01:05 PM
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Default Re: 2002 ball joint parts

with aftermarket upper arms you are usually able to press out the ball joint when that one fails
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