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Upper Moog Balljoint Questions

Well here it goes.

One of my buddies was going to do upper BJ's on his 07 b4000. He traded it in for a taco . He has his uppers that came out of the box, so he can't return them. Needless to say, I am going to get them for a case of beer. win for me.

Now I tried to cross reference the part numbers for them from my 98 to that 07. I might be blind, but I can't find anything on Rock Auto. And the Lordco is ****ing retarded/a waste of space.

Anyone have a clear idea?
I would rather not have to rip the front end apart and then figure out if it is going to work.
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Dude...you're good to go bro. I've got '03+ 1 piece arms on my '01...BJ stud diameters didn't change through the years ...you are golden. DO IT you lucky somb!
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Cool deal!
Shane's right, 98+ up are all the same. Also for 95-01 explorers and 01-05 sport tracs.

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as long as its for a tbar suspension


the coil suspension had smaller balljoints
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F yea!
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F U. hahaha i would recommend doing your LBJ too when you replace your uppers
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F U. hahaha i would recommend doing your LBJ too when you replace your uppers
Already done. I kept putting the uppers off and off. Now I guess procrastination really does pay off.
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I think Brian meant Explorers, not Rangers...but I think we figured that out. lol.
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I think Brian meant Explorers, not Rangers...but I think we figured that out. lol.
Yeah whatever. If you didn't quote it, it didn't happen! lol
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LOL ^

Ranger, Explorer, same thing right?

Thanks guys
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just for good measure and future reference should you ever need it....

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You should be able to order #1 bars from a Ford dealer for about $65 each. They are cheaper online but I have to believe that shipping would eat up the difference. Be sure to take the part numbers with you because, at the dealer, replacement bars are looked up by VIN based on the original build.

#1 part numbers:
F67Z-5B326-FA Pass side
F67Z-5B326-FB Driver side

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Ford changed the passenger side UCA from 2-piece to 1-piece sometime in 2003. The 2-piece design is out of production as a replacement part, both Ford OEM and MOOG, although there still are some out there in the parts pipeline.

For your 2001, you can either:
  • replace the balljoint carrier (K8710T) of the original PS arm OR
  • change over to the later one piece arm (K80068) that is a mirror image of your driver side arm.
There is only one MOOG DS replacement arm (K8708T) for 98+ torsion bar Ranger apps.
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FWIW, I just did a Google search on the part numbers and this appears to be the situation. Note that these numbers are for with Rangers with torsion bar suspension ONLY (98+ 4x4, 2000 Trailhead, 2001+ Edge).


DS one-piece UCA 98~2006:
(MOOG K8708T):

UCA w/replaceable/greasable ball joint


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PS one-piece UCA 2003 1/2~2006:
(MOOG K80068)

UCA w/replaceable/greasable ball joint
Similar appearance to K8708T above but with slightly different ball joint offset.


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PS 2-piece style ball joint carrier only 98~2003 1/2
(MOOG K8710T) :

Carrier w/replaceable/greasable ball joint
Note: this part is discontinued and may not be available. The entire 2-piece PS UCA assembly can be replaced by the 1-piece K80068.


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Lower ball joint only 98+
Greasable, fits DS and PS
(MOOG K8695T)


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Outer tie rod ends
Greasable, fits DS and PS
(MOOG ES3461)
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Hey now...I think I know who's thread that quote came from.... LOL!
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Thanks alot. Makes things alot simpler
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Hey now...I think I know who's thread that quote came from.... LOL!
I had to cannibalize 2 threads to get it to look like that. It came from yours and then the 2nd quote within came from 04Lvl2's ball joint thread.
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Are the Moog Ball Joints and A-Arms worth it ?

Are Moog the best bet ?

Is it worth doing during the SuperLift Kit Install to replace the A-Arm and the Oversized Ball Joint with Moog ?

I do not want to have to tear down the front end a second time.

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