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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:49 PM   #1
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my buddy works for motown automotive and sells moog and spicer parts. my truck currently has moog but he is recommending me to go with spicer. what is your opinion and how much of a biatch is it to change the ball joints in a bronco.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:53 PM   #2
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mooooooggggggg and eh . it not su bod
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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:55 PM   #3
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spicer is first then moog imo
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Old August 24th, 2007, 06:09 PM   #4
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any details on how to do i have had the spindle unbolted and that is as far as i have gone. and also do i need the "c" press to change the ball joints and while i have it torn down would you recommend changing the uppers also.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 06:40 PM   #5
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its foolish to do one and not the other.

you dont have to have the balljoint press but it sure will take an ass load of time off the job. id at least go to autozone and rent one to do the job then return it.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 07:14 PM   #6
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Old August 24th, 2007, 07:38 PM   #7
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any tips on what i will be doing after i unbolt spindle?
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Old August 24th, 2007, 07:49 PM   #8
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Murrays will let you use it for free. Put it on your card. Return it and they credit your card. Open it up and inspect the pcs. and threaded parts. Idiots tear stuff up. Grease the threads of the screw.
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after. slide the axle shaft out. remove the upper and lower balljoint nut. use a bfh or air hammer or pickle fork to seperate he balljoints and knuckle. then take knuckle and sit it on the bench. remove balljoints with a press if you get one then stick it all back together.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 04:26 PM   #10
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thanks for the info i think im going to tackle tomorrow.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 04:33 PM   #11
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Anti-sieze all the threads on any bolt to make it come back apart a lil easier...might be a few years before your back in there, will make it easier next time..
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spicer and moog are respectable brands, I'd let the cost weigh which one I would use..

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Old August 25th, 2007, 11:47 PM   #12
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parts are free if i go with moog he is swapping them out if i go with spicer he is returning the moog and selling spicer for same price..he said spicer retails for more.
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I would go with the more expensive free ones.
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well swap went great hardest part was beating steering knuckle off truck..i got an alignment at harolds frame shop in novi but they said it didnt need a camber alignment but my tires are still pitched in does anyone know a good place to have look at it..by the way the first time i went to harolds before i did the ball joints the said it definatly needed a camber align but after a differet guy looked at it and said no, is he a retard or what?

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Old September 3rd, 2007, 08:41 PM   #15
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Murrays will let you use it for free. Put it on your card. Return it and they credit your card. Open it up and inspect the pcs. and threaded parts. Idiots tear stuff up. Grease the threads of the screw.
not any more they charge you the "deposit" then if you do not return it in two days they call you and ask you if you forgot to return it. Then charge you $6.00 when you return it. At lest that is what it is at mine in Shelby now.
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well swap went great hardest part was beating steering knuckle off truck..i got an alignment at harolds frame shop in novi but they said it didnt need a camber alignment but my tires are still pitched in does anyone know a good place to have look at it..by the way the first time i went to harolds before i did the ball joints the said it definatly needed a camber align but after a differet guy looked at it and said no, is he a retard or what?
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Old September 4th, 2007, 07:10 PM   #17
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bump again any references on good place to get camber alignment
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