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Will 4x4 lower ball joints fit on a 2wd?

found these on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/98-02...spagenameZWDVW

will they fit my 2002 2wd? is that a good price?
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Yes, they are the same.

For Edge 4x2 and and all 4x4 they are also the same on the uppers -- but the 4x2 non-Edge have different upper arms.
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speaking of ball joints, my friend has a 1999 xlt 4x4 with broken ball joints and he has a 1994 xlt 4x4. will the ball joints off of the 94 fit on the 99?
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Not a chance. 1994 is a TTB and the 1999 is IFS. No commonality in those I don't believe.
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ok thanks
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Any difference to justify the higher cost? and about how much would pepboys or a dealer want? Also, I dont have an edge, I have an XL.

$49.99 + 12.99 Ship
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/98-02...QQcmdZViewItem

$19.90 + 10 Ship
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-Low...QQcmdZViewItem

$35 + 14 Ship
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-Low...QQcmdZViewItem

$21.99 +14 Ship
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/F150-...QQcmdZViewItem

$19.99 + 11.99 Ship
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-...QQcmdZViewItem

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Greasable ones will last longer. Now, that last link is a very good deal. You're getting 2 Moog greasable joints for about $30 including the shipping -- man, that's an outstanding price.

2 greasable ball joints at the auto parts store will run you about $50, about like the first pair.

The other ones you posted are OEM type non-greasable and they're fine but they don't last under heavy service in our trucks.
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Greasable ones will last longer. Now, that last link is a very good deal. You're getting 2 Moog greasable joints for about $30 including the shipping -- man, that's an outstanding price.

2 greasable ball joints at the auto parts store will run you about $50, about like the first pair.

The other ones you posted are OEM type non-greasable and they're fine but they don't last under heavy service in our trucks.
So those will fit my XL?
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Yes, they should. It's only the upper ball joints that differ. The lower ones are the same across the different trim levels.
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Any difference to justify the higher cost? and about how much would pepboys or a dealer want? Also, I dont have an edge, I have an XL.

$49.99 + 12.99 Ship
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/98-02...QQcmdZViewItem

$19.90 + 10 Ship
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-Low...QQcmdZViewItem

$35 + 14 Ship
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-Low...QQcmdZViewItem

$21.99 +14 Ship
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/F150-...QQcmdZViewItem

$19.99 + 11.99 Ship
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-...QQcmdZViewItem
FROM FORD $37.58 EA PART #F57Z-3V050-BB
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