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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting ball joint information

https://blog.genosgarage.com/wordpre...m-ball-joints/

This seems like some good info on ball joints. Although it is not Jeep specific, it points out the "why" of not using knurled or oversize joints. I have been researching joints a lot lately and our JKUR is at the dealership now getting new ball joints under warranty. I have a thread going on JK death wobble, hopefully this will be the "cure". I will post up a video of our Jeep's joints as soon as I can figure out how to convert a mov file to one that ROF accepts.
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Here is the link to a video I made of the ball joint. The Jeep was experiencing severe death wobble in the 47 to 55 mph range.
https://youtu.be/0iEP07iQEFo
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The knurled vs smooth debacle is something I have wondered for years. I also find it interesting that you can take one part mfg, lets say Moog for instance, and it be highly regarded as the "go to" replacement for one group (hypothetically lets say toyota guys) and then in comparison (let say jeep guys) Moog be considered an inferior part.

It was my understanding that for a Jeep, Spicer is the go to..... least for a TJ. And I went that way when I did mine. If I had the choice at the time, I might have gone Dynatrac, they seem to have held on to a good reputation for wear and rebuild-ability through the years. Not sure where Synergy is these days on the list.
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Years ago, Mr. Blaine told me essentially the exact same thing as in that link. Have also just used the Spicers.

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