Dynatrac Pro Series Ball JointsPosted in How To: Transmission Drivetrain on July 1, 2010 Comment (0)
Ball joints are pretty boring. They don't make your truck look cool. They don't do anything special other than support weight and rotate. And unlike big knobby tires, locking differentials, and flexy suspensions, they don't seem to really do much off road. But when they fail (or start to fail) all hell can break loose and your truck will become a tire-wobbling death machine.
Dynatrac recently introduced its Pro Series ball joints to replace your troublesome (and boring) old factory joints for the following vehicles:
•'94-'99 Dodge 2500/3500 4x4
•'03-'09 Dodge 2500/3500 4x4
•'92-'98 Ford F-350 straight-axle only (not the twin I-beam)
•'99-'09 Ford F-250/F-350 4x4
•'07-current Jeep JK
The new Pro Series ball joints are engineered to be stronger than factory ones as well as being rebuildable, both increasing longevity and decreasing costs over time. Most late-model, solid-axle trucks use ball joints instead of the older kingpin bearing design, so finding a stronger steering pivot is important because these later-model axles are being used in 4x4 project trucks. For example, we recently put a Dodge AAM 91/4 front axle from an '06 1-ton in our '65 Dodge M37 project. Since the M37 will be running 40-inch tires and will be driven both on and off road, we decided to upgrade the old original ball joints with the new Pro Series ones.