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Post Post subject: ball joint front end on a baja?
Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 03:04 AM
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everyone i talk to tells me that i cant have a ball joint front end if i want to build a baja bug. is this true? is there a king link pin conversion kit?

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I have a balljoint front on mine and haven't had any problems. There weaker than link pin, it just depends how serious your going to get. I'm no expert, just my 2 cents.

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Post Post subject: Re: ball joint front end on a baja?
Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 06:54 AM
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I think a stock balljont front end is stronger than a stock link pin. The problem is either pulling out the balljoints or breaking them. I justtacked the ball joints in on mine. As for breaking them I think this is mostly cause by raisoing the front end too high, or not having any kind of limiters on it and using the ball joints as bump stops. Ball joints dont have lot of travel but either does a stock link pin. Another problem with ball joint front ends are (A personal problem) THEY ARE UGLY. I saykeep the ball joint if you arent doing anything crazy and dont need ons of travel.


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Post Post subject: Re: ball joint front end on a baja?
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I run a 6 inch wider balljoint beam in my baja, and a stocker in my rail. No problems, you just have to know their limits. for mild to moderate offroading they work fine. Lime madman74 said theough, you are limited to travel on a balljoint, but with a few mods and longet shocks, or coil overs, you can get a ton of travel out of a linkpin.



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Old worn-out parts = breakage. Keep it tight and you'll be fine.

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