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I have a 2007 Ranger XL (...I know, I know) and had to replace my POS upper ball joints at 31,000 miles. I'm now at 46,000 miles and I can hear the damn things making noise again. I talked to another fella who was driving a Ranger Sport that said he's had to replace the things 3 times already. What's UP?!

Anyway, if I'm going to replace these things again, I want it to be for the last time. Can anyone suggest aftermarket parts that might prevent this from happening in the future? I don't have the capability personnally so I would have to provide the shop with the parts and get them to do it.

Any help?

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Go with the Moog Performer ball joints. You can get them at rockauto.com. I replaced all of mine on my 01, they are good, they are greasable and highly recommended by others. The upper ball joints are attached to the upper control arms, so you will have to get the whole set but it is definitly worth it.
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moog all day.
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moog.

strange, ive got 79,000 and i only had to do one. they dont usually make much noise, id look at a few other things before i assumed it was the balljoint.

and i offroad and beat on my truck plenty
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What brand did you put in? I've got one stock one still going at 92,000km and the other is a Dorman one that I've had no problems with... been in there a year.
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I also vote moog.
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I don't even know what brand went in. I had it done in a hurry as I was heading out on a road trip the next day. The shop knew that, I wouldn't be surprised if they used that to their advantage.

Anyway, I'm wondering what other things could be causing the noise? It happens only on low speed and when I'm turning, such as when I pull into a parking lot off the street. The bump of going up the ramp over the sidwalk is enough to give a couple of "klunks" that I can also feel in the steering column.

thoughts?
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I've cheaped out on suspension parts and paid for it in the end. I replaced tie rod end with middle of the road part. It failed twice so I got moog. Since it was under parts warranty each time, they upgraded me to moog for no charge. So much better.
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Buy moog from rockauto.

I put my lower balljoint in a couple months ago, last week I noticed the boot was ripped and they sent me a new one.
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yeah most moog is life time replacement as well, forgot to add this.

so you rip a boot --> get a new one
problem with end links --> get a new one
bored with old moogs and want shinier moogs --> get a new one

so worth it. ive used 2 sets in 2 years
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yeah most moog is life time replacement as well, forgot to add this.

so you rip a boot --> get a new one
problem with end links --> get a new one
bored with old moogs and want shinier moogs --> get a new one

so worth it. ive used 2 sets in 2 years
Do you need the receipt to get a new one? I've got all moog as well. Def. recommend them like the others said.
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I still have the stock ones on my 07 Sport at 88K miles. Had T bars cranked for most of it's life and have had no issues so far. Thought it might be time to replace but my friend that works at the dealership says there still good. But I agree with everyone else and go with Moog.
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I just had to replace my stock 01' ball joints this year.. well december of last year. 86k miles or so, But I also replaced them with moog. lol
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Do you need the receipt to get a new one? I've got all moog as well. Def. recommend them like the others said.
yes usually you do. unless its on an account on the computer.

I keep a tiny box of receipts on the glove box, i have my shock reciepts and moog upper and lowers and tir rods so I can replace them whenever I feel like
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I still have my stock ball joints when I sold it and I had 108,XXX. I had larger tires for at least 55,XXX of those miles.
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yea im at 75K right now and im still on the original BJs
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I am at 82k on my 09 ranger with all my original suspension parts and i am running 32x11.50 with 15x8 rims with 3.73 offset, and i put allot of miles off the pavement on it to, so i must be lucky. All the other trucks I had, i put moog on and never had to replace them again when i owned the vehicle.
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Go with the Moog Performer ball joints. You can get them at rockauto.com. I replaced all of mine on my 01, they are good, they are greasable and highly recommended by others. The upper ball joints are attached to the upper control arms, so you will have to get the whole set but it is definitly worth it.
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Anyway, I'm wondering what other things could be causing the noise? It happens only on low speed and when I'm turning, such as when I pull into a parking lot off the street. The bump of going up the ramp over the sidwalk is enough to give a couple of "klunks" that I can also feel in the steering column.

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Check to see if you're hitting the turn stops, if so put some neversease on and keep rolling
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Check to see if you're hitting the turn stops, if so put some neversease on and keep rolling
I'm pretty sure he's already checked that by now.
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