Not to high jack this thread but - what are the best ball joint to get? I was looking at Orielly's site and theres a few different choices. Is there a "better than stock" ball joint that has better performance/service life? Or is just a stock replacment fine??
Now if I can borrow a paint booth to lay down some Loden Green Metallic (w/a little extra metal flake).
I forget who had that sweet Green Golden Eagle that helped me decide to keep it the original color. Thanx guys!
Yep Lookinsketchy, that's as far as it can go without grinding material away (don't do that!).
I'm a fan of XRF balljoints and steering components. The machine work is hands down better than Moog. I recently rebuilt everything under the front of my F250 and was stuck buying a few Moog parts that XRF had on backorder. There's no comparison. I get my XRF parts at mibearings.com The price is better than I can get Moog at locally or someplace online like RockAuto.
The joint I bought has the zerk coming directly out the bottom. However , the package came with a small insert that could be installed on the upper ball joint in case the axle could not rotate without hitting the zerk.
Thank you for your information. I found out it was important to pay attention to zerk direction when I replaced my drive line u joints.