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Unread 05-07-2015, 06:37 PM   #1
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Groaning & Vibration after new Ball-Joints

New Ball Joints, upper & lower. Still crazy vibration starting at 45 and building up to 50, then slows from 53-55 where it rides smooth, and at 60 it starts vibrating again but an overpowering groaning from the front end. New wheels and tires OTW. Hopefully its just these older tires causing the problem. Running Maxxis 285/75/16's on OEM wheels, that have been run a bit on bad ball joints, I bought the JEEP with. Thought they would make the summer when I bought it but dry rotting and cracking. Black Rock 997's 15X8's OTW with LT33X10.5R-15 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO C Tires. Any other ideas on what might be wrong if this doesn't work? ( All New, Steering stabilizer/Teraflex, MOOG Ball-Joints, RH/FRNT MOOG Hub. My local shop recommends new adjustable track bars and control arms (Some kind of aftermarket CA's on it right now) but after new needed tires the price is out of my league. The track bars make sense to me with the lift. Chasing down a budget 4" lift issue I'm sure but if anything common has happened let me know. Any Info appreciated.

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Unread 05-07-2015, 09:05 PM   #2
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Fwiw I like moog parts and they are highly recommended for a lot of applications however my experience here and elsewhere is that "on a jeep" nothing beats spicer ball joints and timken wheel bearings.

Hopefully someone can chime in with a suggestion about your mechanical issue.

Are you sure your vibration isnt elsewhere in the drivetrain?
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