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post #1 of 118 Old 01-19-2013, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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Ball Joints!

I was going order Synergy’s Ball Joints until I saw the Alloy USA Ball Joints. Any thoughts on the Alloy’s, are they just as good as Synergy’s?


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post #2 of 118 Old 01-19-2013, 05:23 PM
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Think they're relatively new. I would just stick with Synergy.

Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

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Installed them about a month ago, drove about 2000 miles plus a weekend of wheeling and no problems. Seem pretty beefy, 4140 chromoly steel and greasable.
Also, I think mine came with a 3 year limited warranty, but I've seen a 5 year too. That's compared to Synergy's site saying a 12 month unlimited and Qtec saying 12 month limited for Synergy. But I've also heard they have a lifetime warranty so I'm confused.
And they're about half the cost too, $139 at EAD....

http://www.eadoffroad.com/alloy-usa-...ball-joint-kit
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It just so happens that I am installing mine right now.
If you can put it off for another 4 years or 35k miles I will let you know if they last any longer than the stock ones
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I feel they will be extremely similar.. direct competitiors.

Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

My build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/thor-dd-weekend-warrior-1348534/
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Installed them about a month ago, drove about 2000 miles plus a weekend of wheeling and no problems. Seem pretty beefy, 4140 chromoly steel and greasable.
Also, I think mine came with a 3 year limited warranty, but I've seen a 5 year too. That's compared to Synergy's site saying a 12 month unlimited and Qtec saying 12 month limited for Synergy. But I've also heard they have a lifetime warranty so I'm confused.
And they're about half the cost too, $139 at EAD....

http://www.eadoffroad.com/alloy-usa-...ball-joint-kit
That’s good to know and thanks for chiming in. I found them for $200 so you got one heck of a deal at $140. Any problems with your order from the web site in your link?
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It just so happens that I am installing mine right now.
If you can put it off for another 4 years or 35k miles I will let you know if they last any longer than the stock ones
Jim, I know we talked a few weeks ago and you mentioned you bought some ball joints other than synergy but I forgot what brand they were. Are these (Alloy USA) the ones you got?
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I got the Alloy USA from Baseline 4x4 > https://www.baseline4x4.com/p-17114-...alloy-usa.aspx
They shipped right away and their price is almost as good as EAD's.
(Baseline 4x4 is a J/F vendor, I think EAD is as well)
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Competition is good, I hope they work out and give everyone else a good alternative to the stock ball joints. Perhaps everyone else will knock their prices down!
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That’s good to know and thanks for chiming in. I found them for $200 so you got one heck of a deal at $140. Any problems with your order from the web site in your link?
I ordered them from CSE Offroad with no problems, fast shipping too. Unfortunately I got mine when they weren't on sale, $166, but my uppers were shot so I needed them then. EAD is the cheapest I've seen.

For EAD, I ordered my sleeve/gusset kit through them and didn't have any problems, plus I was deployed at the time of shipment.

CSE has them on sale too for $144:
http://www.cseoffroad.com/11800.html

Hope this helps.
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I can't find any info on where either the Synergy or Alloy USA joints are manufactured. Anyone know for sure?

I know the Alloy USA shafts are manufactured in India but was not sure about their joints.
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I can't find any info on where either the Synergy or Alloy USA joints are manufactured. Anyone know for sure?

I know the Alloy USA shafts are manufactured in India but was not sure about their joints.
india

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...I know the Alloy USA shafts are manufactured in India but was not sure about their joints.
Damm, I wish you didn’t post that. Now I have visions of them being manufactured in a small wood and curtain shop with dirt floor in a crowded market place next to a goat meat stand.
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Damm, I wish you didn’t post that. Now I have visions of them being manufactured in a small wood and curtain shop with dirt floor in a crowded market place next to a goat meat stand.
Hand forged by hammer from a coal fire, with children at the billows.

I was thinking the same, one more option for my axle up grade out the window. at this rate i might as well just get rcv. alloy's cheeper than suprior but superior is getting at the point that rcv is an option. By the time i get the money they will be off shored too.

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Does Taiwan make them better or worse
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