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Old January 1st, 2011, 10:54 AM   #1
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Default Ball Joints. 96 2500 4x4. How hard & what to get?

So, on my jeep, I would run the autozone ones just because they always had them in stock. However, for my truck I want something a little better. I am looking to put a plow on the front of it next year.

What do you guys run? Do I need a special tool to pull the axle shaft? I have done ball joints on the jeeps. and it was pretty straight forward, is it the same on the trucks?

Truck is a 96 2500 4x4 with the V10 Dana 60.


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Old January 1st, 2011, 11:57 AM   #2
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its pretty straight forward. u will need a big socket for the axle nut and a ball joint press to press the balljoints in and out. just take ur time u will fiqure it out. As for brand of balljoints i alaways go with carquest or napa lifetimes. but autozone has moog balljoints which are pretty good. just make sure to get lifetime warrenty.
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I used a regular press to put mine in.. Really a easy job. Takes about 2-3 hrs per side.
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not to hard, ive rented a press from advance andits was well worth it, i always use moog in mine, anyting with a lifetime warrenty is good
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at work i put a lot of napa lifetime balljoints in and seem to hold up alright. dont get a ton of feedback from customers but when i do they seem to hold up to the abuse. very simple job.
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