I was recently able to wear-out my 2011 Jeep JKUs set of Synergy Mfg. HD balljoints.
I was a few sets in, having used Synergy BJs . This 2nd set had just taken a fairly good smack by a hidden spear of rock at Hale Mnt OHV park a few weeks prior . They were more gone than just re-greasing was gonna help.
So, I order myself another set of the hearty synergy mfg. BJs + a tube of their grease. I started doin' pushups ahead-of this install to get swole.
I hesitated, for some reason ,to install them.
I don't know why.
but I had all this sitting around garage for over a week
....I'd even grabbed the nice balljoint set ,ready to do my NEXT set of bj's from the autoparts place...
I am just so good at being a slacker.
I am kinda glad that I procrastinated ,now.
a box showed up on my doorstep today from San Luis Obispo:
's'like a darn mystery box ..
It appears Synergy Mfg. has been working on these, getting them ready to drop them on the market in a few weeks. They are
Jeep JK Adjustable Ball Joints for 2007 - 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JK)
…got some 5 years of testing and over 100,000 miles on this ball joint design… we are confident there's not much room left for improvement…
a lifetime ball joint with a lifetime warranty. They can be adjusted on the vehicle without taking anything apart and can be rebuilt on the vehicle without having to press them out
I get to let you guys know about these and I will also be installing a set & run them on my 4 door.
These are the production version, just not in the full packaging yet & are just as new to me as they are now to you
If they are what they are advertised to be, it will be nice to have another, affordable alternative to what exists on the market currently for balljoints opn the fat JK, espacially the Unlimited.
I do not yet know the price point
Synergy was very cool for hearin’ my woes with the balljoint gods, sending me these to run & will in turn let you guys check them out while I put them thru their paces
Here is what I am speaking about:
Those are the soon to be available, adjustable balljoints . The upper looks the same as the current Synergy BJs . These do appear to be a higher quality steel than the current, HD model Synergy BJs.
Here is the hardware bag I got,
current model of non-adjustable balljoint from Synergy Mfg.:
upcoming adjustable lower of Synergy Mfg. balljoints for 07-18 Jeep JK/JKUs
the two lower balljoints , one on left is the upcoming Synergy Mfg. Jeep JK Adjustable Ball Joints for 2007 - 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JK). The one on the right is the current Synergy Mfg. HD Balljoint set for 07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK/JKU D30/D44
Current model on left| Upcoming, adjustable lower balljoint on right:
Supposed to be able to set preload, adjust as it wears over time, when you cannot adjust further you take it apart , replace bushing and washer and roller then re-assemble.
Sounds to damn good to be true.
We shall see!
Here are the rest of the pictures I grabbed for you guys:
forthcoming lower adjustable balljoint:
current lower balljoint from Synergy Mfg. :
lower disassembled view :
photo from the install guide for Jeep JK Adjustable Ball Joints for 2007 - 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JK) forthcoming from Synergy Mfg.
which is around 20 pages ?
It is very good , thorough documentation.
These are similar to the RAM balljoints from Synergy Mfg in that manner ,as-well.
Either way, good job Synergy ; more of this abundant documentation stuff, please!
..lower BJ installed on JK knuckle photo , from the install guide:
I will install them in next week or two.
I will update this with details as I use the balljoints.
Then i will beat upon them for, hopefully & if they work as claimed, as long as I have this JKU
Thanks @AllJumpStyle& @PIG & Synergy Mfg. for lettin’ me try these
Synergy Mfg. Jeep JK Adjustable Ball Joints for 2007 - 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JK)
come back when you see I have posted an update
don’t give me shit about how long I may take to install; it'll happen...
here is the link to the Synergy MNfg page for the RAM truck set of balljoints: