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Ball joints and steering

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by 05ext » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:06 am

So I have a 2005 trailblazer ext the I will be putting 3” of lift and 32s on in the fall. The front end needs rebuilt as far as ball joints, tie rods, bushing, and a bunch other stuff. I build jeeps for a living. Mostly JKs and I know for them there are many options for ball joints that are better than stock. Are there any good options for our trucks or is moog the way to go?

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by Xavierny25 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:39 pm

05ext wrote:So I have a 2005 trailblazer ext the I will be putting 3” of lift and 32s on in the fall. The front end needs rebuilt as far as ball joints, tie rods, bushing, and a bunch other stuff. I build jeeps for a living. Mostly JKs and I know for them there are many options for ball joints that are better than stock. Are there any good options for our trucks or is moog the way to go?

Thanks,
05ext
Mevotech TX seems to be good so far from the many ppl I know that use them.

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by hilljb » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:50 pm

I actually just replaced one today. I used the AC Delco part from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006N9I7BG/

My only complaint about the AC Delco ball joints and tie rod ends is that the rubber boots seem to crack more quickly, at least compared to the generic auto parts replacements I was using before. The parts last longer, but the boots don't. It's super dry in Colorado and that doesn't help.
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by Smartin11 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:09 am

Look for the complete front suspension rebuild kits online. You get everything you need for a much cheaper price!
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