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Which Lower Ball Joint?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by GroupW, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Sep 27, 2019 at 10:08 AM
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    GroupW

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    Looking at replacing my lower ball joints to something greasable. I don't think mine are actually gone bad, I'm just sick of my OE ones creaking like Dracula's coffin every time I make a turn.
    Rock Auto has a couple choices around the same price. Unless there's a better idea, I leaning towards Moog.

    Now for the dangerous questions.
    Any experience out there on which to use?
    Any thoughts, opinions, experiences?
     
  2. Sep 27, 2019 at 10:14 AM
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    Minimag95

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    I have Moog's and they seem to be fine. I only have about 2k miles on them so far though
     
  3. Sep 27, 2019 at 10:17 AM
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  4. Sep 27, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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  5. Sep 27, 2019 at 11:13 AM
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  6. Sep 27, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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    It's mostly likely worn LCA and/or UCA bushings are causing the noises.
     
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  7. Sep 27, 2019 at 3:34 PM
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  8. Sep 28, 2019 at 4:45 PM
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    Nope. Not the case. The noise is clearly from the lower ball joint. Good try though.
     
  9. Sep 29, 2019 at 11:29 AM
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    Good try? I had no ulterior motive making the suggestion. Was going by my experience.
     
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    I thought the same thing. My LBJs have over 100,000 and are silent
     
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    I'd be curious to know as well. I need some heavy duty lowers if they're out there. Don't want to go with a uniball lower quite yet.

    My experience with the Moog ball joints (at least in the complete LCA replacement assembly Moog sells) wasn't that great. 30k miles and the boots are so dry rotted they've cracked all the way through. No noise yet, they've stayed quiet. Not saying I've been kind to them, but figured they'd last longer than that. Maybe Moog makes better replacements than the ones I have but mine suck.
     
  13. Sep 30, 2019 at 7:44 AM
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    Thats the general consensus I’ve found on Moog LBJs. Both of my oem’s are ripped, but for 190k, they’ve served me well.

     
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    I bought the 808027's from rock auto then decided that was too much work and got these instead- so I have 808027s for sale
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  16. Sep 30, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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    :cool: That’s definitely easier to install than to pull the old ball joint/press in a new one. :thumbsup:

     

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