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Couple questions. I am getting ready to install dynatrac ball joints on my 2012. First question is, after reading the instructions it says I need an install kit in order to install them.. Is that true or can I install them with a normal ball joint press just like all other ball joints? Also I know I have to pull the axle shafts out in order to do the ball joints. Do I need to drain the front diff or will it be perfectly fine because I just changed the fluid a few weeks ago and would rather not mess with it unless I HAVE too. Thanks!
 

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Normal Press will work fine, wont have to drain the diff, seals are inboard on the axle tubes the axles are dry.
 

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There is an install kit. Thick washers to prevent damage to tops of joints. Got mine included from 8 Lug Truck Gear.
 

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Both answers above are correct, if you read the online directions. There is a heavy washer needed to keep from damaging the joint on installation, and a "normal" ball joint press can be used with the washer to correctly install the joints damage free.
 

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So I can't install these ball joints without damaging them without this "washer"?
 

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Installed the ball joints today, both sides in about a total of 3.5 hours. Passenger side ball joints were a lot worse than I thought once I pressed them out. They went in very easy even WITHOUT the dynatrac install kit.
 

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They appear to be a very solid ball joint. When I installed them, I put about 4 pumps of grease in the uppers. I have read they don't need to be greased right away but I did a little anyway. So far I like them. Steering is a little iffy due to the fact of how tight they made the knuckles. Hopefully they last a really long time. Ride is improved but I still feel as though these factory shocks are junk and plan to upgrade to bilsteins in the near future.
 

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Ride is improved but I still feel as though these factory shocks are junk and plan to upgrade to bilsteins in the near future.
They are and you should! :thumbsup:
 
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