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post #1 of 5 Old 03-22-2013, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Degree Hp 30 ball joint?

I am putting a 8.8 in my xj. I picked up a hp30 with 4.10's to match. I want to put new ball joints in prior to the install. After a lot of reading I think I understand that the degree ball joints are used to adjust camber, but it seems like you need to have an alignment done to determine what you need. Is there a way to determine if they will be needed without an alignment? Just put "normal" ones in? The ones that are in there look to be the original ones for what that's worth.

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-22-2013, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Could I just take the ends off the lp 30 from the 2001 axle and swap them to the 1995 axle? Then I wouldn't have to do brakes, hubs, or ball joints. Any thoughts?
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-22-2013, 11:57 PM
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the axles are all exactly the same except for the gears(knuckles, shafts, carrier, etc).
the ONLY way to know if you need adjustable ball joints is through an alignment, and then you need to install them and use an alignment machine to get them properly adjusted. not something you can eyeball unless you're just going with max offset on them.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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Ok. Thanks for the reply. If I can switch the stuff off my 2001 axle, I should be in decent shape.
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-24-2013, 04:44 PM
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The ball joints are attached to the inner C. The ones from your old axle would have to be pressed off and pressed on the the new one. New Spicer joints are less than 100$, if your doing all that you minus well put new ones in. As for adjustable ball joints, the only time you should need them is if there is a defect from the factory or an inner C is slightly bent.
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