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Best ball joints? Carli?

Does anyone know if Carli makes ball joints for our trucks? I'm gettting ready to go through the front end of my truck completely and I want to get some ball joints that will last a while. If not Carli then what should I go with. I don't wanna do this again for a while.


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Those or Spicer. I have the Spicer hd ones on my truck with no complaints, about 35,000kms so far and still tight. I've installed moog ones and had them fail on both trucks and cars, so I don't touch them any more.

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Im lookin around for ball joints too. Does Carli not have ball joints for our trucks? Our truck years aren't listed. Where can I get Carli ball joints for a 01?

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Carli makes the Extreme Duty Ball Joints only for 03 up with the American Axles.
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Moog has a new series that came out a while back. It's a metal on metal joint, so no nylon or Teflon crap in there and they are greasable. I have one set in, and no problems yet. I've got my front end in good shape at the moment. I'm not interested in paying that kind of cash for ball joints when the work is minimal on my part. I can have one side apart in <30 mins and have someone else press them out and in for $20.

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Like Nick said above, Carli only builds them for the 2003+ trucks at the moment. Dynatrac does have a set available for the 94-99 trucks btu nothing for the 00-02 trucks.

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Raybestos has some fancy ones out. Got some kind of material between the metal. Must be the ones shainer is talking about??

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What about the XRF ball joints??? I was gonna get some of those...
XRF Chassis | Automotive and Heavy Duty Chassis Parts | Ball Joints - description

2000 - 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 3500 4x4 Ball Joint and Hub Assembly Kits, XRF | SKF - purchase.

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