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How often do you go through ball joints?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Ryan B., Mar 2, 2003.

  1. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Went wheelin with the boys out at hollister this weekend, and broke my passanger side D44 ujoint and axle.
    When i was taking the axle out, i noticed my balljoint has a lot of movement in it AGAIN!
    With 35" tires, I've already replaced the balljoints twice over the last 3 years. Seems like every year i should be replacing these damn things.

    Anyone else?
     
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    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    I replaced mine 3 years ago and they are still tight.I went through them once a year when I ran mud every weekend.

    You play in water and mud alot?
     
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    Faster than my wallet can keep up on my fact. 10b w/35's /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Jon /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Did you install the properly-preload?
     
  5. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yep, with the spanner socket. but thats only on the drivers side correct...
    My passanger side is loose now. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    same deal on both sides IIRC.
     
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    It has them on both sides.
     

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