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2G Upper ball joints

Posted by fredom dsm, Oct 22, 2019

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  1. fredom dsm

    fredom dsm Proven Member

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    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog...bocharged,1205873,suspension,ball+joint,10070

    Hi guys, has anybody used this ball joints and if so are they any good? And if not, what would be a good set up for my UCA? My car is lowered about two inches (probably a lill more, bought like that) all around and Im ready to do new tires all around and I dont want them to wear out too quickly. Right now my fronts are wearing from the inside.
    I will be installing Paul’s LCA and Bobby's bump steer kit. 22mm sway bar, new compression arm (bent arm) shocks and new springs.
    Same thing in the rear, 19mm sway bar, shocks and springs, and Paul’s trailing arms and toe arms.
    Thanks!
     

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  2. Mello

    Mello Proven Member

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    When I open the Rockauto link it show all the ball joints & having trouble figuring out which ball joint you're asking about. I changed mine like 5 years ago with the $15.19ea Moog Daily Driver ball joint with the little heart (because customers love it) & they are still going strong if it helps.
     
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    fredom dsm Proven Member

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    Sorry about that, I was looking at the Mevotech adjustable for $12.68
     

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  4. Mello

    Mello Proven Member

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    I would be wary at that price point for adjustable ball joints. At least these are't hard to get at if you end up having to redo things barring any catastrophic failures that causes more damage. They say "you get what you pay for". Make sure you have good wheel alignment to minimize tire wear too.
     
  5. motomattx

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    No on the Mevotech, they are cheapo.
     

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    fredom dsm Proven Member

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    Thanks for all the responses. Makes sense on the price. I guess my concern or question is, what would help so I can get my alignment close to perfect?
     

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  7. silvreclips

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    If tires are wearing quickly you have a toe problem. Lowering the car did add some additional camber to the front end, but toe being out is what would be causing rapid wear.
     

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