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Old 10-18-2007, 12:18 AM   #1
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Greasable Vs Non Greasable Balljoints

I believe I have the moog lifetime warranty balljoints, I just need to search for a receipt if I can find it.

Now bring on the debate of Greasable Vs Non-Greasable, I want this set to last 100K if it has to.
I haven't had good luck with balljoints. When I first brought it in May 2000, the balljoints were replaced by a shop, those only lasted 20,000 miles, So now I need new balljoints again, these have 1,000 short of 60,000 miles on them. Now I don't want to be replacing them again, I'd like to do a SAS when I have the financial opportunity to do so.
I plan on buying Spicers at NAPA with the lifetime warranty, Im dissapointed in Moog as this set was, but I don't know who the first set came from, but I don't think they lowers were greasable ones, but think the upper ones were, I may be wrong.
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From what jopes told me....

Most people don't lube the Greasable joints offen enough to justify it. Plus the grease paths lower the joints strength. get the quality life time sealed joints.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:13 AM   #3
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With ball joints I get the greasable ones. The upper one is tough to grease but if you get a needle with the right zirc it can be done. You just gotta have the wheel turned right and the axleshaft in the exact right position. With U-joints, non greasable all the way.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:21 AM   #4
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With ball joints I get the greasable ones. The upper one is tough to grease but if you get a needle with the right zirc it can be done. You just gotta have the wheel turned right and the axleshaft in the exact right position. With U-joints, non greasable all the way.
I have a needle adapter and I am familiar with that.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:27 AM   #5
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i have 4 point greasable u joins have to use the needle on each end. i like greasable balljoints, just invest in your own greasegun and remeber to grease about every time you change the oil.
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Old 10-18-2007, 02:35 PM   #6
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If you have ridiculous size tires on your truck and are going to go through Ball joints anyways does it make sense to just use the cheaper non greasable joints?
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:48 PM   #7
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3 of my factory non greasables ball joints lasted 480,000 miles, so I replaced them with the same non greasable joints
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:16 PM   #8
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I'd go with Spicer non-greaseables. They're what my old mechanic buddy recommends, as he's put several moog BJ's in some local kids' trucks that haven't lasted for #$&*, and then had extreme success with Spicer BJ's.
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:23 PM   #9
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Yeah, I always go with a good quality ball joint or tie rod end. I like greasable, but the other ones work Just fine.
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3 of my factory non greasables ball joints lasted 480,000 miles...

Say bye to that with those new tires you got.
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