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Unread 10-28-2014, 09:44 AM   #1
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What kind of ball joints do you use?

I need to replace my ball joints in my axle, and I am wondering what brand all of you use. I was thinking about the crown heavy duty ones but I haven't found any reviews yet. Other than those my options are synergy, moog, or go get some from the dealer. Any reviews or opinions welcome.

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Unread 10-28-2014, 10:23 AM   #2
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I used the Alloy USA ones. Super beefy and a good price.
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Nvm, read u joints.
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Unread 10-28-2014, 11:47 AM   #4
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I'm a fan of MOOG parts, they're greaseable and I believe they come with a limited lifetime warranty.

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Unread 10-28-2014, 04:02 PM   #5
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I've read some not so good reviews on the alloy usa ones.
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Unread 10-29-2014, 05:10 PM   #6
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Synergy or bust.
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Unread 10-29-2014, 05:21 PM   #7
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Moogs from Rock Auto. Also Advance Auto has the best install free rental tool kit, has all the right adapter pieces in it especially that wedge piece to get the uppers pressed in straight.
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Unread 10-30-2014, 04:21 PM   #8
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So no info on the crown units huh? I know moogs quality is good and the price reflects it. What differences would there be between the synergy and crown units?
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Moogs from Rock Auto. Also Advance Auto has the best install free rental tool kit, has all the right adapter pieces in it especially that wedge piece to get the uppers pressed in straight.
I am going to have to agree on the MOOGS. They are greasable and advanced sells them so no need to order online.
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Unread 11-01-2014, 06:02 AM   #11
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I am going to have to agree on the MOOGS. They are greasable and advanced sells them so no need to order online.

You must've either never used Rock Auto or you live life like you're in a rap video.

All four Moog ball joints from Rock Auto with 5% discount and shipping
$126.83

All four of the same from Advance Auto shipped free to home or picked up in store
$271.96 + local sales tax

*Advance is supposed to offer price matching though so it pays to do your homework.
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I'll probably just go with the Omix-Ada 18036.02 OE style. I can get uppers/lowers for both sides off Amazon shipped to my door for under 85 bucks. They are just as greasable as the Moogs.
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Unread 11-01-2014, 07:31 AM   #13
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If you're going to get Omix-Ada then you might as well get the service grade Mevotech or Raybestos for less than half of Omix-Ada's price because I can guarantee you that's what they are. From what I've seen they don't do anything but rebox and rebrand someone else's service grade product, then mark it up higher than premium grade. They are not OE parts and Omix is not a manufacturer. Check the reviews on Amazon from people who actually reviewed after they've been installed for a while, not reviews made immediately after install. That's why I don't leave reviews.

Edit....googled around to see about the ball joints and found some people saying Omix-Ada is reboxed Spicer. Since Spicer gives a one year warranty and Moog is lifetime you can make up your own mind about that. Unfortunately Spicer is not the same company it once was but than again Moog ain't either in some cases although I've yet to get an offshore Moog component.
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If you're going to get Omix-Ada then you might as well get the service grade Mevotech or Raybestos for less than half of Omix-Ada's price because I can guarantee you that's what they are. From what I've seen they don't do anything but rebox and rebrand someone else's service grade product, then mark it up higher than premium grade. They are not OE parts and Omix is not a manufacturer. Check the reviews on Amazon from people who actually reviewed after they've been installed for a while, not reviews made immediately after install. That's why I don't leave reviews.

Edit....googled around to see about the ball joints and found some people saying Omix-Ada is reboxed Spicer. Since Spicer gives a one year warranty and Moog is lifetime you can make up your own mind about that. Unfortunately Spicer is not the same company it once was but than again Moog ain't either in some cases although I've yet to get an offshore Moog component.
Bumping this thread to see if anyone else has any input.

I have found similar info to what SSellers is saying as far as Omix-Ada and Spicer being synonymous but can't confirm it. Moogs are a bit pricier than the Omix as far as I can tell. Synergy ball joints are just too much money as far as I'm concerned.
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Unread 12-11-2014, 07:08 AM   #15
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I ran the Alloy USA ball joints in my old YJ and a friend has them in his JK. Both had zero issues. Planning on using the same ones on my XJ when the time comes.

I hear good things about Synergy too. Same style as the Alloy USA ones but more expensive. I don't have any experience with the Synergy joints so I can't comment on if they are any better.

I would just make sure you use a ball joint with a sintered metal ball instead of a stock style one with plastic guts.
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