Ball Joints - Page 3 - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 54 Old 12-13-2011, 09:45 PM
aparke4
Registered User
2001 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 2,122
any word on Poly Ball Joints? I am looking to do a replacement here soon...

aparke4 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 54 Old 12-13-2011, 10:02 PM
KKiowaTJ
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Iowa
Posts: 3,611
I'm not too happy with mine either. As mentioned they dont seat fully, Not that it matters but for piece of mind.

Two wheeling trips and 3k DD use and passenger side is questionable. A minor curb scruff is when i noticed a popping sound when you push/pull on the tire.
I figured id give them a try, 40k on 35's didn't seem bad if they were worth the ****. Ill go back to spicers when they get worse and be done with it.

MOPAR!
KKiowaTJ is offline  
post #33 of 54 Old 12-13-2011, 10:09 PM
mrblaine
Wizard of Brakes
 
mrblaine's Avatar
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Quail Valley
Posts: 31,635
Quote:
Originally Posted by KKiowaTJ View Post
I'm not too happy with mine either. As mentioned they dont seat fully, Not that it matters but for piece of mind.

Two wheeling trips and 3k DD use and passenger side is questionable. A minor curb scruff is when i noticed a popping sound when you push/pull on the tire.
I figured id give them a try, 40k on 35's didn't seem bad if they were worth the ****. Ill go back to spicers when they get worse and be done with it.
The only way to tell if they are seated correctly is to look at the axle as it exits the inner C. If the axle shaft is centered top to bottom with the same gap above as below, then the balljoints are correct.

I am Savvy
blackmagicbrakes.com
Knowledge does not equal understanding.
mrblaine is offline  
 
post #34 of 54 Old 12-13-2011, 10:29 PM
Sgt.Fuzz
Registered User
2001 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North Texas
Posts: 4,481
Another vote against the Moogs. Even after hearing how ****ty Moog joints were, I put a set of em on the driver side of my rig. Then I trailered my rig to a wheeling trip. Long story short, the upper Moog joint lasted for about six hours. I didn't even get ten miles out of it. Sometimes you don't get what you pay for.

My build:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Sgt.Fuzz is offline  
post #35 of 54 Old 12-13-2011, 11:10 PM
pcoplin
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lyons
Posts: 2,257
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robert J. yates View Post
Well... since it was my Jeep that half set of XRF's went into, I now can report how long XRF's last on a set of 35's with a couple of moderate wheeling trips and 2 severe wheeling trips. 3865 miles. The XRF's are shot... the Spicer with probably 75K on the other side is just fine. Oh and yah... now I have death wobble for the first time ever in this Jeep after 117,000 miles and almost 14 years.

To say the XRF stuff sucks would be an understatement.

I haven't called yet and intend to but does anybody know if the Poly' are available for the TJ yet? I can only find applications after 07 on their site.

Shatty deal, Robert.

I have to asko though, why even spend the money on aftermarket ones when the Spicers last so long? Seems like that's spending money for the sake of spending money.

FullStack MotorSports
pcoplin is offline  
post #36 of 54 Old 12-13-2011, 11:15 PM
KKiowaTJ
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Iowa
Posts: 3,611
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrblaine View Post
The only way to tell if they are seated correctly is to look at the axle as it exits the inner C. If the axle shaft is centered top to bottom with the same gap above as below, then the balljoints are correct.

I'm positive they are fully seated, Just referring to the longer shank and boot gap. But ill have it apart this weekend for other reasons and have a better look.
Everything from the inner C is new and i went off the 40k on 35's ballpark. Couldn't really ask any questions about the odd occurrence, Not too many with XRF's and TJ durability. But i was trying to buy myself some time deciding which way i want to go next and i think it might have bit me.

MOPAR!
KKiowaTJ is offline  
post #37 of 54 Old 12-14-2011, 06:38 AM
mrblaine
Wizard of Brakes
 
mrblaine's Avatar
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Quail Valley
Posts: 31,635
Quote:
Originally Posted by KKiowaTJ View Post
I'm positive they are fully seated, Just referring to the longer shank and boot gap. But ill have it apart this weekend for other reasons and have a better look.
Everything from the inner C is new and i went off the 40k on 35's ballpark. Couldn't really ask any questions about the odd occurrence, Not too many with XRF's and TJ durability. But i was trying to buy myself some time deciding which way i want to go next and i think it might have bit me.
When I compared them, the shank wasn't longer, the boot was just higher. Not to mention that there is no way to judge upper shank length without pulling the stud out because it floats up and down.

I am Savvy
blackmagicbrakes.com
Knowledge does not equal understanding.
mrblaine is offline  
post #38 of 54 Old 12-14-2011, 09:48 AM
SweetPee
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 22
According to Poly's site today... it APPEARS that the d30/44 balljoints are now available and shipping.
http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...s-p-26182.html

"Trouble finds me in easy places."
"I realize that once I open my mouth, I loose all possibility to shut up."
SweetPee is offline  
post #39 of 54 Old 12-14-2011, 10:21 AM
Imped
Web Wheeler
 
Imped's Avatar
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 20,453
I'm glad I decided not to bite on XRF or Poly ball joints. I don't see how anything will outlast the Spicers. And at $100 for a full set, why bother with anything else?

OlllllllO

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

IndyORV
Imped is offline  
post #40 of 54 Old 12-14-2011, 10:48 AM
freeskier93
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Highlands Ranch
Posts: 7,355
Yikes, 250$ for the full poly perf set.
freeskier93 is offline  
post #41 of 54 Old 12-14-2011, 01:46 PM
Dogbones
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 769
I just replaced my ball-joints a month ago with Moog, looks like I shot myself in the foot
Dogbones is offline  
post #42 of 54 Old 12-14-2011, 06:18 PM
Robert J. yates
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: mars
Posts: 3,081
Quote:
Originally Posted by pcoplin

Shatty deal, Robert.

I have to asko though, why even spend the money on aftermarket ones when the Spicers last so long? Seems like that's spending money for the sake of spending money.
Well.... that is the debate Blaine and I talked through last nite. I'm going to go Spicers both side and call it good. I have 1 side of the XRF crap still in the boxes if I need a trail spare.

Quote:
Originally Posted by samgm2 View Post
And yes, I am an exceptional scientist and engineer.
Robert J. yates is offline  
post #43 of 54 Old 12-14-2011, 07:23 PM
JeepZJlover
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Marion
Posts: 810
Where do you get spicer ball joints from?

1993 Cherokee 4dr SE green, 4.0, Auto, HP30, 8.25, 3" lift 31" Goodyear Duratracs, Custom made front recovery bumper, Kenwood radio, 12" alpine type e subwoofer,alpine amplifier, Smittybilt xrc8 winch, tuff stuff portable winch receiver custom modified. 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0, 5 speed, Dana 30 front, Dana 44 trac loc rear, Stock
JeepZJlover is offline  
post #44 of 54 Old 12-14-2011, 08:17 PM
ImaginaryFriend
Registered User
 
ImaginaryFriend's Avatar
2001 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: N. Florida
Posts: 815
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepZJlover View Post
Where do you get spicer ball joints from?
I got mine just a few weeks ago from www.alljeep.com. Good price and service.
ImaginaryFriend is offline  
post #45 of 54 Old 12-21-2011, 11:53 PM
bdrayer
Registered User
2015 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Macomb
Posts: 254
How long was shipping from alljeep.com? I am looking at doing my ball joints in the next week since I have it off and was wondering whether to order from 4wd.com since that was really the only place I've found them or somewhere else?
bdrayer is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
HD ball joints spyder6 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 6 01-13-2010 12:31 AM
ball joints GotMyAlly TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 2 10-28-2008 07:01 PM
Ball joints leenok YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 14 09-03-2006 12:51 PM
Axle u-joints & maybe ball joints. CityJeep90 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 2 06-04-2006 05:23 PM
Help with front end work... ball joints, u-joints kaffeene YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 5 04-27-2005 08:45 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome