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Ball Joints????

Is anyone running the ones off of quadratec?

http://www.quadratec.com/products/56100_0002.htm

I am in need of a replacment ASAP....going to MOAB next week and my drivers side is getting petty bad.
Or should I just pony up and use the mopar replacement?

also, my upper bushing on the drivers side axle housing above the pumkin is shot....anyone else run into this?
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It dosnt have a brand name, I would go with mopar if your in seen of something quick

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They look like the crown ones. I have been running the crowns for about a year and they are fine but dont expect them to last any longer than the stock ones.


As for the bushings on the axle they are cheap i just ordered a set for less than 30 bucks shipped to my door
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They look like the crown ones. I have been running the crowns for about a year and they are fine but dont expect them to last any longer than the stock ones.


As for the bushings on the axle they are cheap i just ordered a set for less than 30 bucks shipped to my door
picking some up tomorrow.....do they press out?
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They look like the crown ones. I have been running the crowns for about a year and they are fine but dont expect them to last any longer than the stock ones.


As for the bushings on the axle they are cheap i just ordered a set for less than 30 bucks shipped to my door
Thanks for the info, I thought the crown were lower than mopar (quality wise).

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picking some up tomorrow.....do they press out?
yeah the ball joints and the busshing press out.

The bushings are a real joy to get out lol a BFH and screwdriver work but if you have a air hammer use a air chisel and save you alot of time
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yeah the ball joints and the busshing press out.

The bushings are a real joy to get out lol a BFH and screwdriver work but if you have a air hammer use a air chisel and save you alot of time

is it just a rubber bushing or is there a metal sleeve around it that comes out?
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Thanks for the info, I thought the crown were lower than mopar (quality wise).
I think they probably are, right now I am close to the mileage my stock ones were toast. the quality on boths brand are crap. I wouldnt doubt if chrysler is using the crown ones with a mopar label
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is is just a rubber bushing or is there a metal sleeve around it that comes out?
It has a metal sleve that surrounds it
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It has a metal sleve that surrounds it
i thought so........this ought to be a blast!!!!!!!

might have to go by an air hammer!
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i thought so........this ought to be a blast!!!!!!!

might have to go by an air hammer!
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Good excuse to buy new tools!!!!! Luckliy I just bought a compressor 2 weeks ago.......
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Mine only lasted 34k. Did the ome ones.
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Ill be going with the poly ones eventually
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Lift the Jeep and use two hammers, hit them hard with both hammers and they should come out quick. Old trick!
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the polys were back ordered at this week til like december... or unknown date. got a new mopar set on today wow feels new again
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I wouldnt doubt if chrysler is using the crown ones with a mopar label
The OEM ball joints are made by TRW.
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I'm holding out for the Polys.

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I'm holding out for the Polys.
X2 on that.
im on my 3rd set...
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