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Old 12-09-2003, 10:18 AM
Matthew W. Woodruff Matthew W. Woodruff is offline
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Consensus seems to be:

-- Spicer for the u-joint spiders
-- Timkin for bearings

But is there a recommended manuf. for ball joints?

Anything else I should replace while in there?
Matthew W. Woodruff<br /><br />1989 Grand Wagoneer \"Laredo\"<br /><br />What works: tailgate window, rear wiper/washer, power windows, A/C, temp and compass, seat belt buzzer, fog lights, cruise control<br /><br />What doesn\'t: gas gauge, remote door locks, rear window defroster, cigar lighter
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Old 12-09-2003, 10:19 AM
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Perfict circle (they are Dana/Spicer )
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Old 12-09-2003, 11:59 AM
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I went with the factory Dana/Spicer joints. The originals lasted 120K with many, many miles of washboard and other abusive use.
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Old 12-09-2003, 12:25 PM
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Old 12-09-2003, 03:03 PM
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I would say any quality brand part will work. In all my years of owning FSJs I have only seen one bad ball joint! Oh BTW I worked on front ends for years and they almost never go bad. Jeeps seem to be easy on front end parts as long as they are not all off road rigs. And as far as that goes, they will last longer in a jeep than any ford/chevy/dodge. Thats just my 2 cents!
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Old 12-10-2003, 02:55 PM
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I've bought three sets now from I think they were all Moog but am not sure. Price was good, and so were the ball joints.
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Old 12-11-2003, 01:41 AM
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you get what you pay for with the cheaper ball joints from the 'Zone
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Old 12-11-2003, 02:06 AM
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always moog when it comes to front end parts
the parts from espo were all moog when i got them

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