View original topic: Lower Ball Joint Life Expectancy
Wildthings Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:36 pm

Just wondering how many miles is normal for the lower ball joints. My 83 1/2 needs them because the boots are shot, while the boots on my '91 look just fine, but the one upper joint has quite a bit of slop and needs replacement while the other upper joint seems fine.

Just wondering when the lower ball joints for a highway rig typically need replacement assuming the boots have not failed. Guess I would ask the same for the front suspension bushings.

Ahwahnee Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:15 pm

My 84 has its original lower ball joints with about 280,000 miles on them.

I did replace the boots a while back (the joint still felt solid). Pretty easy to pop the joint and sneak in there with replacement boots. These are the ones I used:

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