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Ball Joints...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fortcollinsram, Nov 14, 2001.

  1. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    Where can I pick up some cheap upper and lower ball joints for this 87 K5 for pretty cheap? Also, how hard is this for a niovice to do?

    I am about to purchase (i.e. this week [​IMG], 11/15/2001)a 1987 K5. I am so excited. I has a 4" lift, 33's, Flowmaster, & pretty to boot
     
  2. CaptCrunch

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    Don't even bother w/ cheap ball jt's. It isn't worth the 10 bucks you save on a set of upper and lower. Get Moog's... they are the best. I dunno how shadetrees are doing them but I use my ball jt/u-jt press. It works great and if you are gonna offroad or go hardcore it is a great 100 or so buck investment. Makes life easier on the trail IMO.

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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  3. GONZO2

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    if you do a search for posts under my screen name i had a post on this like a week ago. guys on here gave me plenty of good info including link to step by step instructions. turned out my ball joints were good though, so i got lucky.
    checker auto gave me a price of 16.99-17.99 for ball joints.
    cheapest installed price i got was $389. good luck

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  4. CaptCrunch

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    Duh... you also need the adjuster nut socket and the 4x4 socket to remove the hubs. All good investments that will cost less then labor to install.

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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  5. Executioner

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    You might try Olympic Brake Supply for some cheap ball joints.
    Its not a hard job, but for a first time you should plan extra time&gt;
    Please do a search, this has been talked about the last week.
    You will need special tools. Rent/buy/barrow your choice.
    And most important make sure you understand the term " Upper Ball-Joint Pre-Load "
    Good luck
     

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