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04 Upper Control Arm/Ball Joint

I am having a hell of a time finding these for my truck. I need them desperately and the parts stores up here dont have any record of them. I have contacted Rock Auto and they gave me a part number of 45D1081 and 45D1082 of ACDELCO but there is a 12 day wait on shipping. Anyone had luck finding some for a 04 4wd with torsion bar suspension, one peice design?
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God why dont you find this stuff out on your own! lol

You didnt say you had the part number you can call a diffrent store and have them cross the number. Get MOOG

I can call and cross them then post the info
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God why dont you find this stuff out on your own! lol
LOL thanks Andy, I have tried and even asked you already haha.
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More typed in first post!
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I am on the phone right now with him he is at O'riellys
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I dont know what to tell you their computer systems are messed up maybe somone here will know.
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Thanks anyways Andy, anyone else know?
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The ball joints that fit (edges) are ones for a 01+ sport track 4x4, and I got them from napa, very heavy duty and greasable.

Napa also has a different part # for 4x4 ones, its on their webpage, you can look up the part numbers www.napaonline.com

here are mine that i just replaced:

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Thanks now I know what ones to get for my truck!
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Thanks now I know what ones to get for my truck!
the reason the 4x4 balljoints dont work on edge's is becasue the spindle has a hole of 5/8" and the balljoint stud was only 1/2". The sport track ones are a 5/8" stud therefor it worked. (i hope that makes sence)
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Thanks Andrew, I looked them up and will have to call. The pictures of the ones they list dont show to be greasable, ill have to find that out.

Anyone else have any ideas incase those dont work out?
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ok, i looked up the part # of the greasable ones I have:

Complete Arm w/ Ball Joint Left 19mm (5/8") Stud - 2605122

Complete Arm w/ Ball Joint Right 19mm (5/8") Stud - 2605123

the studs on your truck maybe a 1/2" but im not sure...
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i had to get mine replaced by Ford. Now my lowers are going according to Big-O tire, as well as my tie rods. I wonder how long I can make the front end last until i chunk the torsion bars for a better suspension?
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Your balljoints went out from your 33's I have 60,000 miles on my truck and I am just now having to replace them because I ripped all the boots putting my spindles on a while ago.
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Advance auto has them here and keeps them in stock for me ( I eat a set every year ). They are greasable, but I dont knon about the balljoint to spindle diameter of them.. I'm a 2wd Edge.

If you have an Advance Auto in your area, give them a ring. Mine are greasable as well.. made by TRW.

I HAD a set of Moogs and they didn't last long.

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i've got a set of upper arms with uniballs that you may be interested. pm me or catch me on IM if you want to talk about em
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Your balljoints went out from your 33's I have 60,000 miles on my truck and I am just now having to replace them because I ripped all the boots putting my spindles on a while ago.
My uppers went when I had the 31s on. I'm just shy of 40k right now and the 33s went on maybe 500 miles ago, if that.
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Damn maybe they were defective because I have had 33's or 35's since 11K miles.
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Damn maybe they were defective because I have had 33's or 35's since 11K miles.

Well, I also wheel my truck when I'm off road. I'm not rough on my truck, but I'm not exactly easy on her either. It's ok, major mods are in store within the netx month or 2. I should have done most of this back when I had $5k from my accident settlement. Now I'm having to built back up from scratch.

04Lvl2, if I can find the receipt I can try to get you the ford part numbers if you want them. I'll be at work all day tomorrow though.

EDIT: come to think about it, when I cranked my t-bars (only about 1 inch) i kept trying to get into Big-O tires for an alignment. It took me some time to get in, mainly because of my school and work schedule vs their hours of business. I was way out of alignment, requiring an eccentric kit from Big-O and then Ford put on a camber kit. Or was it the other way around. Ehh, whatever. All I know is she drives straight now. But I do remembering reading back when I first got the truck that front suspension components are prone to faster wear from cranking the t-bars.

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Complete Arm w/ Ball Joint Left 19mm (5/8") Stud - 2605122

Complete Arm w/ Ball Joint Right 19mm (5/8") Stud - 2605123
Something is not right here. 19mm is a very close equivalent to 3/4" not 5/8".
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Alon are they 4wd arms or 2wd arms??? From what I can remember they were 2wd but I am going to look for the post. I am going to call around more today and see if I can find some. Thanks for the input guys.
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just tell napa you have an 02 4x4..... thats what i did.. its all the same ****
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just tell napa you have an 02 4x4..... thats what i did.. its all the same ****
Not true. The passenger side UCA on a 2002 4x4 is 2 piece but 2003.5 and later is 1-piece.

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I just went ahead and ordered Ford factory replacements, all the parts stores didnt have ones for my truck.
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