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??
Once a year, my CJ looks cool. St Patrick's day! Seriously, paint is my next project. And awhile ago you guys came through when I was waffling on the color & you guys threw up some Loden Green metalic. I forget who had a sweet Green Golden Eagle. 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.