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post #1 of 4 Old 08-27-2013, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Ball joint question

I have a question about ball joints. I called yesterday to get price on an alignment to get my vehicle back into spec after installing the new TREs, Track bar, drag link, etc. Guy tells me that alignment is 84.99....BUT, on that model GC there are some "special" ball joints that are required sometimes to get it back into the correct tolerance. I have wiggled all the stuff under there and the ball joints seem okay to me. I have not taken it to the tire shop for the alignment yet. I am just curious if anyone else has heard of this. Sounds fishy to me.
They are a very reputable business that comes with a 4.7 out of 5 star rating. I used them for one other job. I am fairly new to this area, so I don't have a "go-to" mechanic like I do in my hometown.


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post #2 of 4 Old 08-27-2013, 11:09 AM
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He's probably talking about alignment ball joints. They have an eccentric built in to the design that allows more adjustment if needed.

If you are still at stock height and the thing hasn't been wrecked, I see absolutely no reason to need them.

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-27-2013, 11:30 AM
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There called adjustable ball joints.In most cases on older/higher mileage D30 front ends those inner C's are bent a little which throws off camber and caster and beside welding on new inner C's the next way to get everything back in is to install adjustable balljoints(uppers only are this way).

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post #4 of 4 Old 08-27-2013, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Good info. I've never heard of that. Thanks.
I'm not at stock height. OME springs and Bilstein shocks.

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