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    Quote Originally Posted by fiend View Post
    I'll be interested to see how the Rare Parts joints work out for you.
    You and me both. I read some promising long term reviews on them and the engineering seems logical. Getting some of the stress off of the lower joint will be a good thing to do.

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    Got home too late to start working on her, but the new ball joints arrived. Came in a nice case that will probably end up being a pistol case whenever I get around to purchasing another one. 😎

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    I was correct in my assumption that the Skyjackers are rebranded Rare Parts with a red collar...

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    I have been curious about those, cant wait to see what you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    I have been curious about those, cant wait to see what you think.
    Lol. I figured someone here needed to step up and be the guinea pig. 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaddestCross View Post
    Lol. I figured someone here needed to step up and be the guinea pig. 😂

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    Way to take one for the team!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Explorer View Post
    Way to take one for the team!
    😂😂 Glad to be of service! 😜

    That said, I got them installed today. Swapped out the drag link and tie rod with the Currie system while I was at it. Still need to get the steering box replaced... Hopefully tomorrow. Ran out of light, so I've only got one photo... More to come tomorrow.

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    Does the top ball joint press in or does that red nut hold it in?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JKbrick View Post
    Does the top ball joint press in or does that red nut hold it in?


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    It presses in, but unlike stock, it presses in from the bottom just like the lower joint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaddestCross View Post
    It presses in, but unlike stock, it presses in from the bottom just like the lower joint.

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    Interesting, I hope they will work good for you.


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    Got to try out the new steering components on the trail today. I'm happy to report that everything performed flawlessly! The steering is nice and tight, not flighty on the highway or while braking. The new Currie tie rod took a couple good hits. It's scraped up, but still straight as an arrow. The job was a total pain in the ass, guy I'm really happy with how everything turned out.

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