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Old 08-24-2011, 10:16 AM
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What you guys think ?
All I got for a work area is a rutted gravel driveway.
Should I do em myself or can ya get em done by the repair/alignment shops for a "fair" price ?
How much has it cost ya to gt installed ?

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ball joints is a very expensive job. i guess you can do it yourself but i assume it's a ton of work. it is a common problem with late 90's/early 00's dodge. i assume anywhere from 600-900 bucks
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Ball joints suck, they aren't really that hard to do but are just a pain in the ass in my opinion.
For me i'm better off payIng a mechanic with a lift to deal with it rather then trying to do it wit a 3 ton jack in my gravel driveway. Thats actually saying a lot cause I hate spendingoney and I enjoy working on rams
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ball joints should be done on a good lift, not by working under the truck propped up on blocks/stands: usually takes a big hammer and 2 people to pop one apart.
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Ball joints suck, they aren't really that hard to do but are just a pain in the ass in my opinion.
For me i'm better off payIng a mechanic with a lift to deal with it rather then trying to do it wit a 3 ton jack in my gravel driveway. Thats actually saying a lot cause I hate spendingoney and I enjoy working on rams
gotta agree with ya there !
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