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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet88 View Post
    I wouldn't just run out and buy some if you don't need them. If yours have no play then there not going to magically explode and fall out. I have a pair of HD ball joints sitting in my garage. I check for play periodically and keep driving along.
    I also run 35's.


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    Now that is smart ! I have a set of ProSteers siting in my garage also. I do need to change them out because I have a little play on diver side, also annoying squeak that comes and goes. Hopefully next sat I will get to it.

    For the OP
    I am at 47k miles on my stock ball joints, almost 20k of those are with 37's. They lasted quite a while. Just like silverbullet mentioned I would keep a set on hand and replace when time comes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet88 View Post
    I wouldn't just run out and buy some if you don't need them. If yours have no play then there not going to magically explode and fall out. I have a pair of HD ball joints sitting in my garage. I check for play periodically and keep driving along.
    I also run 35's.


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    I get a shake, vibration, shimmy, or what ever you want to call it when I am driving on the highway. This only happens between the speeds of 55-60 mph, anything after and before those dreaded speeds the ride is smoother than can be. I would hate to be going 55 mph and develop DW. 80% of the time I'm on the 91, 57, and/or 5 freeway since I do live in SoCal. My Jeep is my DD and I want to feel safe and comfortable when I drive on the pavement or off road. Because as you already know you can't put a price on piece of mind since you have spare ball joints just laying around collecting dust.

    With that said thank you for your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollingThunder89 View Post
    I get a shake, vibration, shimmy, or what ever you want to call it when I am driving on the highway. This only happens between the speeds of 55-60 mph, anything after and before those dreaded speeds the ride is smoother than can be. I would hate to be going 55 mph and develop DW. 80% of the time I'm on the 91, 57, and/or 5 freeway since I do live in SoCal. My Jeep is my DD and I want to feel safe and comfortable when I drive on the pavement or off road. Because as you already know you can't put a price on piece of mind since you have spare ball joints just laying around collecting dust.

    With that said thank you for your input.

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    That shimmy could be a lot of things! Sounds like a tire weight to me.

    Use the ol floor jack and pry bar/ shovel method to check out your BJ's. And wheel bearings while your at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet88 View Post
    That shimmy could be a lot of things! Sounds like a tire weight to me.

    Use the ol floor jack and pry bar/ shovel method to check out your BJ's. And wheel bearings while your at it.
    The play must be very hard to see by just looking. I fought dw all summer last year and tried that method. With only 13,500 miles all on stock tires I kept telling myself it wasn't ball joints. I finally gave up and took it apart and the lower ball joints were just hanging there all floppy and loose. Pro steers seemed to have fixed it


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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet88 View Post
    That shimmy could be a lot of things! Sounds like a tire weight to me.

    Use the ol floor jack and pry bar/ shovel method to check out your BJ's. And wheel bearings while your at it.
    I got 2 different​ tire shops to align and balance my tires/wheels, Allen tires and discount tires. So I'm assuming it's safe say that the tires and wheels are properly balanced.

    I got a question for you my fellow community member which HD ball joints do you have waiting to be installed?



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    Quote Originally Posted by JKbrick View Post
    The play must be very hard to see by just looking. I fought dw all summer last year and tried that method. With only 13,500 miles all on stock tires I kept telling myself it wasn't ball joints. I finally gave up and took it apart and the lower ball joints were just hanging there all floppy and loose. Pro steers seemed to have fixed it


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    You and I although I've only been fighting DW for about 6 months. Thanks for your input 😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollingThunder89 View Post
    I got 2 different​ tire shops to align and balance my tires/wheels, Allen tires and discount tires. So I'm assuming it's safe say that the tires and wheels are properly balanced.

    I got a question for you my fellow community member which HD ball joints do you have waiting to be installed?



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    I had shimmy caused buy improper tire balance. I always go to sucking tire for rotation and balancing. It really depends who does it, one I had college student balance my tires and he didn't really do a good job (caused shimmy between 50-60mph) Went back to rebalance by a veteran employee and just that alone almost took care of the shimmy.

    As far as you ball joints I would make sure that that is a cause of your problem (shimmy)
    Like others mention shimmy or DW can be caused by many different things.
    Don't fix it if it ain't broke.... but keep a set in hand when it's time do replace.

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    Discount tires not sucking tires lol, fucking autocorrect


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    Quote Originally Posted by RollingThunder89 View Post
    You and I although I've only been fighting DW for about 6 months. Thanks for your input

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    Your welcome, I got lucky and jumped on a used set of pro steers on here maybe 3 years ago but figured I'd need them eventually and it saved me $


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    Quote Originally Posted by RollingThunder89 View Post
    I got 2 different​ tire shops to align and balance my tires/wheels, Allen tires and discount tires. So I'm assuming it's safe say that the tires and wheels are properly balanced.

    I got a question for you my fellow community member which HD ball joints do you have waiting to be installed?



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    I have the Teraflex HD balljoints( non knurled)I have 53k miles on my stockers. No play and no weird vibes etc.

    I'll give the TF's a try eventually. Good reviews for them. It was between those and synergy's which had a lot of negative reviews. If I could go back I would probably just buy prosteers but I didn't know much back when I bought them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet88 View Post
    I have the Teraflex HD balljoints( non knurled)I have 53k miles on my stockers. No play and no weird vibes etc.

    I'll give the TF's a try eventually. Good reviews for them. It was between those and synergy's which had a lot of negative reviews. If I could go back I would probably just buy prosteers but I didn't know much back when I bought them.
    Did you install those yet. I read reviews saying that you will have clearance issues with your axle shafts if you have a Rubicon because the shafts are beefier than d30. They want you to grind the shafts down at the u joint to allow clearance for the lower ball joint.
    I also looked at those and that was a reason I didn't get them because I didn't want to deal with that.



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