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    Brilliant write up. Just the right amount of info. Cheers to you kind sir.

    I'd definitely say less work than a full lift kit install.

    And those are some bad a$$ looking ball joints. I bet those ones won't fail for a LONG time.

    Way better than paying the dealer to put new OE ones in. Yikes. You can buy top notch ball joints, the press kit, and still come out WAY ahead.
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    2 questions.

    1. did u consider useing the factory dust boots on the dynatracs??
    2. how much better did your steering feel after??
    thanks.
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    [QUOTE=bondsy;1822693]This is why I had to do what I did.




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    If I were you I would mail these tore-up-from-the-floor-up OE joints to Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne himself with a note: "This is why your company went bankrupt"
    2007 rescue green unlimited Rubicon
    • Shrockworks front bumper, Powerplant HP winch
    • 3" Frankenlift: Mix of Full Traction, Teraflex, Northridge, and Currie
    • AEV 16x8 Bridger wheels
    • 315x75 r/16 BFG KM2 (35") tires
    • Bushwacker flat fenders
    • Other: Maglite on seat frame, KC backup lights in rear bumper, Hella windshield lights, AEV programmer & jack base, inclinometer, Cobra 75 w/firefly, JE Reel front driveshaft
    • Wanted: LOD Rear bumper w/ tire carrier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkw View Post
    "Middle-easy, 5.5 hours", compared to a lift install how difficult was this? Is it a single person job? I'm still a bit intimidated.. Thanks for the write up!
    I was intimidated as well, But don't be. My fear was reinstalling the axle shafts. Piece of cake. And the press kit works wonders. I had to loosen the press a couple time to align it, no problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by rinkishJK View Post
    excellent write up considering i am installing these tomorrow! thanks a million!
    Good luck with your install, and glad I could help.

    Quote Originally Posted by rinkishJK View Post
    2 questions.

    1. did u consider useing the factory dust boots on the dynatracs??
    2. how much better did your steering feel after??
    thanks.
    After the crown nuts were tight I noticed that gap on the upper ball joint. I figure if Dynatrac thought it imperative, they would have provided one.
    The lower ball joint has a boot.

    My steering is tighter, no more wobble, solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondsy View Post
    This is why I had to do what I did.




    ...

    If I were you I would mail these tore-up-from-the-floor-up OE joints to Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne himself with a note: "This is why your company went bankrupt"


    Quote Originally Posted by rlo_jklivin View Post
    nice......i dont have enough patience or memory to document everything like that...good job man...

    and do you have a link for that kit, im having the exact same symptoms
    Thanks. Which kit you asking about?
    The Ball Joint kit?
    http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=57390

    Call Bustabizz
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    Phone: 800-333-5535 ext. 938
    Email: bhart@4wd.com

    The press kit?
    h ttp://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00999845000P?prdNo=3&blockNo=3&block Type=G3
    h ttp://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00994235000P?prdNo=63&blockNo=63&blo ckType=G63

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    Tom awesome write up! Thanks for sharing and we'll cya back on the trails soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sm_rubi View Post
    Tom awesome write up! Thanks for sharing and we'll cya back on the trails soon!
    Monache? Next week?

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    Default Re: Dynatrac Prosteer Ball Joint Install

    Everything went perfect not 1 problem, which is rare. Lol. Took 5 hrs.. steering is solid like bondsy said!! Thanks again.for write up!!!



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    Nice write up Tom! Now we just need to learn how to set up gears!!


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    instead of buying a ball joint svc kit, i went with the suggestion of dave at northridge to check auto zone because they rent tools, which i did not know!!
    so i called them and lo and behold they have a 4wd ball joint svc kit for rental!!! it cost me $100 plus tax.. so total was 107. BEST PART... when i returned it i got every penny back!!!!
    so not only did it work perfectly for me and was returned perfect, which baffled him because he said they usually come back trashed. i said well its prob from inproper use.. so anyway if anyone is going to do these, save the $$ for the kit and goto auto zone n rent it. unless u want to own it, in which case u can keep the rental unit, and they keep the $100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rinkishJK View Post
    Everything went perfect not 1 problem, which is rare. Lol. Took 5 hrs.. steering is solid like bondsy said!! Thanks again.for write up!!!

    I'm glad to hear your install went flawlessly. Glad I was able to help.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepsanddrums View Post
    Nice write up Tom! Now we just need to learn how to set up gears!!
    We can practice on your JK first. Then we can do mine.

    Quote Originally Posted by rinkishJK View Post
    instead of buying a ball joint svc kit, i went with the suggestion of dave at northridge to check auto zone because they rent tools, which i did not know!!
    so i called them and lo and behold they have a 4wd ball joint svc kit for rental!!! it cost me $100 plus tax.. so total was 107. BEST PART... when i returned it i got every penny back!!!!
    so not only did it work perfectly for me and was returned perfect, which baffled him because he said they usually come back trashed. i said well its prob from inproper use.. so anyway if anyone is going to do these, save the $$ for the kit and goto auto zone n rent it. unless u want to own it, in which case u can keep the rental unit, and they keep the $100.
    I had thought about the rental option. I even thought about the Harbor Freight kit. But what the heck.
    But my kit also does u-joints. That will be next to fail.

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