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Old 05-18-2011, 11:02 AM
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Default What is the best Ball joints to get??

What is the best brand of ball joints to get for a lifted truck like mine? I need upper so I figured I might as well do them all. Anyone selling them or have recommendations?
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:06 AM
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MOOG ive heard are good.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:10 AM
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MOOG problem solver's
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:23 AM
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Cool, thank you guys. Do you think ordering them online like at summit is cool?
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:25 AM
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Cool, thank you guys. Do you think ordering them online like at summit is cool?
check out rock auto, they will probably be cheaper.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:37 AM
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Cool man thanks!
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:57 AM
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Definately go with Moog. They sell them at Oreillys/checkers/Kraegan (whatever they may call it in your area if you have one)
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:17 PM
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Thanks! I checked out Rock auto, and I may just get them from there. I have never done ball joints. Are they easy to do or should i just take it somewhere?
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:21 PM
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depends if you have the ones that screw in im almost certain they are pretty easy.... ford did make some that had to be pressed in.... if that's the case you'll have to take the a-arm/control arms off and take them to a machine shop to have the old ones pressed out and the new ones pressed in....
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:56 PM
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Pat do the moog problem solvers have to be pressed for uppers and lowers?
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:00 PM
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I had a shop do mine when i was still scared to do shit to my truck and they fucked me out of $780 to change all 4 of em. Do it yourself.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:01 PM
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I want to, i just want to make sure I have the proper tools
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:03 PM
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Pat do the moog problem solvers have to be pressed for uppers and lowers?
I just had my lower ball joints swapped, it was accomplished with a ball joint press (which you can rent from a local auto store) and a big hammer.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:17 PM
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just go rent the tools at autozone or your local automotive store i did it myself and wasnt to hard. to get the old ones out you just hit it with a BFH
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:21 PM
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I just had my lower ball joints swapped, it was accomplished with a ball joint press (which you can rent from a local auto store) and a big hammer.
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just go rent the tools at autozone or your local automotive store i did it myself and wasnt to hard. to get the old ones out you just hit it with a BFH
Ok, I gotta think about this. I am not sure of myself on this one!
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