Ball joints are an important component of the steering system and should not be neglected in favor of other car repairs. The ball joint connects the spindle, which attaches to the control arm, and allows it to pivot up and down as needed.
Before you start shopping for ball joints, there are a few things that you should consider.
Ball Joints come in various sizes and styles
Ball Joints come in various sizes and styles: ball joints for ball joints, ball joints for tie rod ends, and ball joints with a Heim-joint (hidden in the steering linkage). The most common type of ball joint is attached to an arm that connects to either control arms or A-arms. These are called “bolt-on” ball joints because they bolt onto these members. Ball bearings allow them to pivot up and down as needed.
Inner bushings keep dirt out of this area while outer rubber seals help protect against water intrusion; both wear over time so it’s important to check ball joint boots for tears or cracks.
The type of Jeep TJ (2 doors or 4 doors)
The ball joints for a four-door Jeep TJ are more expensive than the ball joint for a two-door.
What kind of suspension system do you have on your vehicle?
Ball joints can also vary in price depending on which type of suspension system your vehicle has and whether or not it is an aftermarket part that you need to buy separately, so make sure to consider what kind of suspension system your vehicle has before deciding on which ball joints will work best for you.
You need to be sure that the ball joint is compatible with your vehicle’s suspension system. To ensure compatibility, it is important to know what year your Jeep TJ was manufactured as ball joints change over time.
The ball joints for vehicles with coil suspension are more expensive than those on a vehicle with leaf springs.
Types of Suspensions – Coil suspensions cost more and so do ball joints that go in the steering system of your car which is also costly because you may need to replace both sides if one side fails or gets damaged.
How much money do you want to spend?
It’s important to know how much money you have available because buying new ball joints can be very expensive – measure first if necessary, rather than fitting them improperly afterward!
Also, if you need aftermarket ball joints and your vehicle requires them then it is best to buy first and measure later so that they will fit properly. This may require some extra work in order to make sure everything fits correctly but this way there won’t be any issues with the installation or alignment of the new parts.
In summary, when choosing ball joints you should consider the type of suspension system on your vehicle and what kind of off-roading or driving it will be used for before purchasing one.
For a Jeep TJ with coil suspensions, you may need to replace both sides if one side fails or gets damaged so this is something that needs to be considered carefully as well. Some ball joint kits come in pairs, which can also help save money in case any issues arise during the installation process. The best thing to do is measure first and buy second because some parts require fabrication after purchase due to variations among vehicles.