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post #1 of 7 Old 12-27-2010, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone know where to get or have an opinion on a good replacement ball joint for an 07 JK. I am in Canada so I would prefer something on this side of the border unless shipping is cheap and not UPS. Mine need to replaced and i think im going to tackle it myself and figured i may as well do u joints while im in there.

Is this something a DIYer can do with relatively little experience if I take my time? What special tool may be required to accomplish this?

I have been looking at the Poly Performance ball joints so far as they fall into the best price range for me. Is there something better in that price point? What are common opinions in these parts?
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yes you can do it yourself, although an alignment might be needed afterwards, and you'll need a ball joint fork. if you are just replacing the stock ball joints you can find them at napa, part source, canadian tire etc! there is a wright up somewhere on the main fourm on how to add greese nipples to the ball joints ,doing so extends their life, but only if you greese them.

If you have no extreme mods to your jk you might want to get a quote from a few shops to get the wok done, as it can be a pain in the ass! But a fairly cheap repair

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i lookin to do the same but im going with the poly performance ball joints just waitin for them to be shipped out

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That is good advise. You will also need a ball joint service kit to press them in and out. I believe moog makes a part with grease zerks. Otherwise there is always pro-steers that you could get from northridge 4x4 in Canada.
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That is good advise. You will also need a ball joint service kit to press them in and out. I believe moog makes a part with grease zerks. Otherwise there is always pro-steers that you could get from northridge 4x4 in Canada.
Doh! Just give Stan a call at Northridge, they are in Alberta and free shipping in Canada on orders over $100 no duties or boarder taxes etc!

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Don't get moog ball joints unless you want to constantly replace them. Not really worth the lifetime warranty when being replaced every couple months

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