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Old 08-27-2015, 07:47 PM
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Default Better than moog balljoints?

I use the truck for work and it gets abused 7 hours a day. Its like trail riding all day every day. I have put moog uppers and lower balljoints on. When the first set crapped out i put a stiffer shock on.. im now in the market once again for balljoints. I have heard rumors of a moog upper control arm that has a replaceable joint but im unable to find it. Im installing the 80 dollar arm not the 35 dollar arm.

So im wondering if you guys have heard of anything better for an offroad application.
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Old 08-28-2015, 08:20 AM
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I abuse my truck off-road and i still have my factory lower ball joints. Mines a 2007 with 153,000 miles, I'd say the Ford joints do the trick.
Not really much to it, just replace the lower joints with the ones they sell at Ford, or Moog joints.

Just beware of knockoff-crap brands. The little rubber boot that protects them are held together with a cheap little metal ring and the boot slips off very quickly. Once that happens, water, mud, dirt and snow will make its way up in there = bye bye ball joint.
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:32 AM
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200k on truck the motorcraft joint failed at 120k. Was curious if there was another brand out there i havent heard about for offroad uses.
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Old 09-08-2015, 01:44 AM
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Not really, just keep the OEM lower joint. It holds up really well. You can upgrade but only if you use a spindle/lower arms from a performance company.
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Not really, just keep the OEM lower joint. It holds up really well. You can upgrade but only if you use a spindle/lower arms from a performance company.
He has a 4x4, so his options are really limited, plus the Ford joints are crap, stop giving bad advice

Op, Moog is the best that you will find, did you keep the joints lubbed? If not it needs to be done every 5k miles. Moog does make an a arm that has replaceable joints, I put them in my truck.
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:31 AM
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Upper control arm,

CK80068 and CK8708t

These are the problem solver arms not to be confused with the Moog RK arms.

They use the K80012 ball joint when u need a replacement.

These ball joints are plenty tough, the moog upper and lowers are what I run on my DBR long travel suspension.
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:08 AM
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He has a 4x4, so his options are really limited, plus the Ford joints are crap, stop giving bad advice

Op, Moog is the best that you will find, did you keep the joints lubbed? If not it needs to be done every 5k miles. Moog does make an a arm that has replaceable joints, I put them in my truck.
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Curious as how those replaceable joint arms are holding up. Was considering those for myself.
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the Ford joints are crap, .
This is false. I have my factory lower ball joints in perfect shape after 153,000. Abused and withstanding heavy coils.
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This is false. I have my factory lower ball joints in perfect shape after 153,000. Abused and withstanding heavy coils.
That's all well and good, but isn't the norm, they are unserviceable joints, aka crap. You are throwing money away with factory ball joints
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This is false. I have my factory lower ball joints in perfect shape after 153,000. Abused and withstanding heavy coils.
Stop. Your so called "heavy coils" don't do dick to the ball joints. If the OP is bouncing around service roads or lease roads all day then his truck gets way more abuse than yours ever will.

To the OP, I would make sure that you are lubing the ball joints on a regular basis. Add grease during every oil change to keep your schedule up.
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Stop. Your so called "heavy coils" don't do dick to the ball joints. If the OP is bouncing around service roads or lease roads all day then his truck gets way more abuse than yours ever will.

To the OP, I would make sure that you are lubing the ball joints on a regular basis. Add grease during every oil change to keep your schedule up.
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Like what I recommended
Yes. Just reinforcing better advice.
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Even "non" serviceable ball joints are serviceable if you have a grease needle.

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Old 09-10-2015, 06:57 PM
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Default Re: Better than moog balljoints?

Ok i definitely wasnt hitting those alamites every 5k. Maybe 10k. No spindle, i have hubs with a cv axle (4x4).

Camo you are correct, the roads are red dirt and complete hell.

Mike im not quite sure but is that a part number or link to the replaceable joint for the upper control?

Oem joints arent for me, no grease fitting and twice the cash at local parts house.
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Old 09-10-2015, 09:03 PM
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Mike im not quite sure but is that a part number or link to the replaceable joint for the upper control?

Oem joints arent for me, no grease fitting and twice the cash at local parts house.
They are the MOOG part numbers for the right and left problem solver control arms. they have replaceable joints you can search them on rock auto or amazon ect...

ran them for years and they worked great
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