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Where do y'all get your ball joints?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by PetaKane, May 28, 2002.

  1. PetaKane

    PetaKane 1/2 ton status

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    Where do y\'all get your ball joints?

    I'm thinking it 's time for new ball joints. I wanna get some that are heavy duty for lifted trucks if they make such a thing. Any places that sell em online?
     
  2. Diesel Dan

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    Re: Where do y\'all get your ball joints?

    I installed Dana/Spicer brand ball joints in my '88 suburban. According to my driveshaft guy at the dana shop they use metal wear inserts instead of the cheaper nylon/teflon etc. He runs the spicers on his lifted trucks with good results for 5+ years on the same set.

    I think his cost was around $48 for the kit to do one side. Cheapies from autozone were around $30/side.
     
  3. PetaKane

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    Re: Where do y\'all get your ball joints?

    Thanks Dan. I'll look into that
     
  4. 91K5

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    Re: Where do y\'all get your ball joints?

    I just buy them from a local parts store. I used some TRW low-frictions last time I had to replace mine, but I dont think these are available anymore. Any greasable ball joints should be fine, it helps out with their lifespan a lot in my experience.
     

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