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post #46 of 50 Old 08-10-2010, 11:57 AM
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If you were looking down at the top of the knuckle, the upper ball joint should be behind the lower.
The further you rotate the axle back (upper is now further back than the Lower) will cause its return to center to be slower & respond to input slower, it will also follow the cracks in the road less. The more straight up & down the knuckle is, the quicker it will respond to input & will follow cracks in the road more. Im pretty sure thats what John is saying.


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So which is the way to go? It sounds like with more caster you don't follow the ruts but with less you have better steering. Am I correct?

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because of rotating mass & balancing you typically can't get away with less than stock.

I usually end up around approx. 4.5 - 6 degrees.

If you jumped from stock to say 6 degree's you may notice a difference in steering response/feel. Most of the time you also changed to a larger tire size so you don't notice the effects.


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Who has replaced their ball joints and what did you go with?

[QUOTE=crusty1007;9935725]because of rotating mass & balancing you typically can't get away with less than stock.

So, John Currie is incorrect in what he is saying? Or do you just have an honest different opinion?

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because of rotating mass & balancing you typically can't get away with less than stock.
So, John Currie is incorrect in what he is saying? Or do you just have an honest different opinion?
Stock JK is 4.5 Deg. not sure where the 6-8 deg is coming from.


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Here's a Link to our Jeep Forum Vendor listing with the JK Ball Joints:
https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f43/n...oints-1086577/



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