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post #1 of 19 Old 01-14-2010, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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For those running Crown Balljoints..

The ball joints came with this threaded sleeve (see right of the castle nuts in the picture) do I need to install this or can I leave it out?





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what do the instructions say?

aren't crown the makers of the OEM BJs?

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what do the instructions say?

aren't crown the makers of the OEM BJs?
you dont need that part

im running the crowns

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what do the instructions say?

aren't crown the makers of the OEM BJs?
Did not come with instructions.
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yeah they dont come with instructions... I didnt use it, mainly because I couldnt find any information for what it was.

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yeah they dont come with instructions... I didnt use it, mainly because I couldnt find any information for what it was.
Did everything fit and work ok without it? How is the Jeep driving?
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It looks like the sleeve for wheel alignment on certain vehicles (My 78 Bronco solid D44 had them). You could get them with differernt angles in them to adjust caster and or camber from alignment shops

It might of came with the balljoint incase the old one was all rusted out or damaged

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you dont need them
you onlt need to replace what you take out

TJ ball joints come wit it as well

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The factory ball joints also come with it.
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The factory ball joints also come with it.
So no need to install this one then?
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So no need to install this one then?
you cant install it there is no need for it in this application

take apart your rig and look at what you are removing and replace with the new parts

take your threaded insert and you now have a fancy key chain for your jeep

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Thanks guys. Gunna slap these on Monday. Hopefully they last longer than the Mopars.
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you cant install it there is no need for it in this application
X2 I should have been clearer. Not needed.
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One other thing.. I should not need an alignment after swapping ball joints, correct?
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One other thing.. I should not need an alignment after swapping ball joints, correct?
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I wouldn't get your hopes up on those BJ's lasting very long...not unless you are going to grease them through the boot with a needle fitting. I'm at 64K miles and have been through the original factory BJ's and 3 sets of Crown. I'm about to do the fourth set....but only because I'm swapping my D30 out for a D44 and re-using my outters. Figure I might as well put new ones in while I have it apart. I'm really starting to think the Pro Steers are worth it. At first I didn't....I'm getting tired of changing BJ's though.

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They didn't last long, I have since switched to Prosteers.
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I went with Moog, they have a zerk fitting so you can lube them.

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