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It looks like my ball joints are on their way out so I’ve been looking around at ball joints. Not sure I’m going to have my rig long enough to justify Carli or Dynatrak but I recently saw these American Iron AAM ball joint deletes on YouTube. Has anyone on here tried them first hand?
 

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Haven't heard of those ones. EMF are the best and they're not much more 2003-2009 Dodge Ram 2500/3500
That’s who I’m leaning towards if I don’t hear any solid reviews on these. I’m halfway between EMF and XRF right now. My truck has 240k and I’m not sure I’ll have it long enough to justify top dollar ball joints haha
 

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If you don't have larger tires and a lift and drive mostly highway you'll be fine with OEM.
 

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Hmm. These look interesting and it's an approach I haven't seen for our trucks.
 

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Couple thoughts:
Those don't appear to have grease points... Looks like they need to be partially disassembled to maintenance them.
Are those rebuildable? I know Dynatrac's and Carli's are and have had support for those parts for a long time. Will parts support for be around when it's time to rebuild these?

If this is not a ball joint, what is it? Does separating the ball from the shaft make it better or add an additional failure point?

They look pretty solid but it would definitely be nice to have some more info on them especially from the website. A bit of history, maybe some more technical data...
 

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Got a buddy running some in his jeep and while they're beefier than the balljoints they replaced they definitely need more routine maintenance at least in his application. not saying they're a bad product by any means but they're not what i would consider daily driver friendly. after about 2 years of abusing them he never broke one outright but blew the teflon out of them at least once that i know of on 42's with about 400hp and some serious bouncing. after that endeavor he cut the axle housing apart to swap to ford kingpin outer parts partially for beefier stub-shafts and partially because oem replacement kingpin parts are easier to come by on short notice.

TLDR: Offroad part may not play well on the street for you so just do your research.
 

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EMF. Everything else is a waste of time and money.
 
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