Lower Ball joint replacement

Discussion in '1995 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma' started by MoldyTaco, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. MoldyTaco

    MoldyTaco Member

    I would like suggestions on what part brand is ok to use for my lower ball joint assembly. I have an 04 TRD SR5 Prerunner.
    So far I bought proforged inner and outer tie rods and might as well do the lower ball joints while I'm down there. O'Reilly has Import Direct OEM brand for 79 each or I can get the Toyota OEM ones for 260 for the pair. I know this is a crucial point on these trucks, but would an aftermarket OEM part lower ball joint be ok? I like the idea, because it's a lifetime warranty and they replace them when it's gets worn. I just don't want my tire falling off on the freeway lol
    I also do not baby the truck, I live in Tucson and I tear this **** up sideways on trails weekly so what would be the best fit?
     
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  3. skeezix

    skeezix Member

    For ball joints one should always pop for the Genuine Toyota Part. I know they are expensive; however, there have been too many ball joint failures with aftermarket ones over the last 15-20 years.
     
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    MoldyTaco

    MoldyTaco Member

    alright thank you that's what I figured, I am ordering those now so hopefully it will be a smooth install
     
  5. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    You might like the looks of this for bashing purposes...

    https://www.solomotorsports.com/sho...toyota-1-lower-uniball-heim-steering-upgrade/
     
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    MoldyTaco

    MoldyTaco Member

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