Re: Ball joints

From: M.B. (
Date: Tue Mar 20 2012 - 16:00:07 EDT

Moog with zerks or nothing... more maintenance required but what's a
couple shots with a grease gun every oil change?

Of course it adds up when you add other grease-able items... originally
my '95 only had grease-able ball joints and the front drive shaft. Now
it has grease-able tierods x4, 2 on the idler arm and one on the pitman
arm... but at least I know they're never dry like all the tierods and
the pitman arm were when I changed them at 130k with Moog items.

Moog stuff tends to be stronger than stock. I like to use this pic to
illustrate the difference just in pitman arms:

On 3/19/2012 2:42 PM, MICHAEL CABE wrote:
> I dont know where you are looking at moog balljoints but the upper and lower moogs I have in stock have zerks.They would be my choice.
> --- On Mon, 3/19/12, Ted Wiegandt<> wrote:
>> From: Ted Wiegandt<>
>> Subject: DML: Ball joints
>> To: "dakota"<>
>> Date: Monday, March 19, 2012, 10:57 AM
>> I think my balljoints are toast at 150k miles. Uppers
>> were replaced
>> under warranty at 25k. What is the consensus on which
>> replacement
>> ones to get? There are Moogs with no zerks, but then
>> there are others
>> with grease zerks. Any tips on the replacement
>> process? Might do the
>> steering linkage while I am at it. This is on a 2002
>> 4WD Quadcab.
>> Thanks,
>> Ted

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