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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-29-2011, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ok so I finally figured out why I get a vibe between 80-110kph. Turns out the pass. side upper control arm was shot and so are the lower ball joints. I got the arm fixed cuz thats all I could afford at the time but my question is this.

Since as far as I know the ball joints are original and if I replace them should I go with a normal set of ball joints or get a set that are slightly oversized 0.006" for worn lower control arms? The mechanic never mentioned the lowers at all.


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Either way make sure the replacements you get come with grease fittings.
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Either way make sure the replacements you get come with grease fittings.
They still have those?
Make sure when going oversize that the holes are reamed for a proper fit.

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The ones I plan on getting are from Moog and they have the grease fittings, they come in two types, normal size and oversized. I just don't know if the lower control arms are worn to the point that I need the oversized ones.


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i just changed right lower and upper ball joints on my truck and the hub bearing at the same time and the 2 front shocks and only cost me 600 bucks OUCH i only intalled regular lower ball joints from ac delco life time warrenty now i have to replace the left lower ball joint i am lucky since under warrenty i put 3 years ago
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