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Ball joint Lifespan


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that indicates good framing, back end especially..

rear left kills right front, right rear kills everything.

 

My own went quite awhile with a reciever mishap, broken shock mount..

It may be on more than 3 balljoint repairs, passenger side. 366k miles.

 

fixing the frame, keeping factory height .. no end in sight.

 

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37 minutes ago, barry G said:

that indicates good framing, back end especially..

rear left kills right front, right rear kills everything.

 

Can you explain this a bit more? What particularly about the frame causes them to wear out?

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Just now, Logan Lanfear said:

Can you explain this a bit more? What particularly about the frame causes them to wear out?

the frame is the trucks square, like your house.

a bent house has bad hinges...

 

get it?

 

these trucks are wimpy in the back, thrashing them to odd shapes is very common. If you kept front end pieces long term, you have a very nice truck.

 

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5 minutes ago, barry G said:

the frame is the trucks square, like your house.

a bent house has bad hinges...

 

get it?

 

these trucks are wimpy in the back, thrashing them to odd shapes is very common. If you kept front end pieces long term, you have a very nice truck.

 

So basically the twisted or deformed rear end puts added stress on the front end causing parts to wear?

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On 2017-12-04 at 5:06 PM, Logan Lanfear said:

I was just wondering what people are getting for a lifespan on ball joints.  I bought a truck used at 186,000 miles and its still rocking the original ball joints.  Anyone else?

My 91 still has it's original Ball Joints. 234k kms

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