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Spicer Ball Joints?? Good? Bad?


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They'll be on my 02. The shop wants to use Spicer BJ's. Is that cause they're less cost, Or because they are good ones to use?Thanks for any thoughts

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Thank you. I don't like the OEM since they are wore out in only 65 k miles. Not much for miles on those. I was hoping to hear the oem's are moog, something like that.

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What size tires and rims are you running? Bigger than stock rims and tires will add to the demise of any ball joints.Road salts in your area, lack of grease, That is uncommonly low miles for failure on a 2nd gen? I had a ranch hand on my 02 and stiffer coils and drove 50% washboard country roads daily and still had the original bj's in it when I sold it at 145K.

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What size tires and rims are you running? Bigger than stock rims and tires will add to the demise of any ball joints. Road salts in your area, lack of grease, That is uncommonly low miles for failure on a 2nd gen? I had a ranch hand on my 02 and stiffer coils and drove 50% washboard country roads daily and still had the original bj's in it when I sold it at 145K.

Thanks for asking because I'm wondering why they're out so soon too. I carry a heavy camper with stock tires and wheels. Plus have a 2'' leveling kit on it. May have something to do with it. Wish mine went 145 k miles because I'm beginning to think this truck is like owning a boat between the shocks, steering stablizer, AD 100, Vulcan big lines, draw straw, gauges, deep dish trans pan. All needed justto make the truck reliable.
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