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What front lower ball joints to go with?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Rica25, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. Jul 5, 2018 at 12:35 PM
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    My front lower ball joint are starting to leak what is out there that good?
     
  2. Jul 5, 2018 at 12:38 PM
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  4. Jul 5, 2018 at 12:41 PM
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    What's that
     
  5. Jul 5, 2018 at 12:46 PM
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    It’s an aftermarket brand. I have moog springs for the rear suspension on my 4Runner.
     
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  7. Jul 5, 2018 at 3:15 PM
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    Are those pretty good quality
     
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    What he said. I didn't and ended up doing it again in about 2000 miles
     
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    Site gives schematics as well as pricing. Plug in your zip for local dealers.
     
  11. Jul 5, 2018 at 4:01 PM
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    Cool thanks looking in to them now
     
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    Bump to see if anybody has actually been able to find OEM LBJ's. I have looked at a few different online sources for LBJ's, and some show a diagram of the LCA and point out the LBJ, but don't have any part listed. My LBJs have been weeping for a while now and I am getting ready to order new tires and I am going to be tweaking the alignment anyway to get better tire wear, so I figured I would just get everything done at once.

    Thanks.
     
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    I used ACDelco when mine started to leak. They've been fantastic so far, and are actually made in Japan still. Moog is made in China now.
     
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    I also used ACDelco made in Japan LBJ's. I purchased a set of the Moog lower control arm assemblies and replaced the ball joints that came with them with the ACDelco's. The Moog arms I got were made in Taiwan I believe. I think some Moog stuff is still quality (K-series), but other stuff is cheap now (R-series). Unfortunately, they don't make K-series LBJ's or LCA's for Tundras.
     
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    OEM, moogs are a big hit or miss on getting a shit set.

    With that said, dont worry about replacing just because they are seeping - unless the boot is torn and its leaking (big difference between seep and leak) I'm in the same boat. Ill be waiting until I see/feel an issue and will replace with OEM. Only bad thing is Toyota sells with the LCAs only.
     
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    New member blues. K Series, R Series, LCA'a, .LBJ's. It will be Greek for a while.
     
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    LCA = lower control arm
    LBJ = lower ball joint
    UCA = upper control arm
    UBJ = upper ball joint


    Anyway, I decided to go with the Beck-Arnley units. They arrived yesterday. I may not need to replace them, but I have a suspicion that I do.

    I am hoping to have time to do the replacement this weekend, but we shall see.
     
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    Just had LBJ’s replaced with OEM from stealership. Price was around the same as a name brand from a 4 wheel store that was doing a bunch of front end work on the 02’. Told’em to buy OEM from stealership and put’em on.
     
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    They don't sell individual LBJ's at the dealership for Gen 2s. Only the entire LCA assembly.
     
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    Nope they dont so i ended up buying Moog
     
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    Sorry to bring up an old thread but I just want to verify that the LCA ball joint is replaceable? I know you can’t buy an OEM ball joint separate from the LCA so I planned on getting a Moog.
     
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