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so i never really looked all that closely when the zone UCAs were installed two weeks ago, but i thought id take a look underneath the truck today to see how everything is holding up. am i loosing my mind, or are these ball joints now coming unseated from the bottom?












im guessing they are not because the top seems to be in place, but it does look weird...and of course i beleive i feel a little rattle and clunk when turning the wheels in the front...



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It's hard to tell unless you know how they were positioned at the time of the installation. Ball joints, like other parts, are made to fit more than one application. In this case, maybe they're longer to fit different thicknesses of UCRs. Try marking it with a grease pen to see if there is any further movement.

If there is, then you have a bigger problem than just ball joints. Something is out of whack. No way you go through two sets, with two separate set-ups, in such a short period of time...

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Sorry to see this Jeff, hope you get it sorted out.
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good point about the universal ball joint...its excactly what it is. it is a raybestos balljoint in the Zone UCA's.

im glad you guys arent having any issues with your ball joints...maybe because ive got the 2.5 " spacer. im almost ready to pull them out and order the bilsteins again. i had zero issues with them in my 2010.
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Sorry to see this Jeff, hope you get it sorted out.
thanks man...this may not be an issue, but i thought it looked strange. id like to hear from someone else with the zone UCA's to see if they noticed the same issue.

i cant for the life if me think they have come out at the bottom when the top looks fine.
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Normal, here's a picture of someone else on this forum that just had a set installed....

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Man that is some clean under there! Must not drive it.
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thanks boosted...now maybe the rattle will go away too!

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and mine is filthy after 2 weeks! and snow again today!
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Rattle could be a hundred different things. At least you can have some comfort in knowing your UCA's and balljoints are fine.
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Whew! What is it will ball joints now days? Dodge isn't the only ones with issues, the F-150's go through them like crazy too.
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