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Old 05-09-2014, 05:40 PM
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Screw in or press in ball joints better?

Hoping someone with AFCO parts experience can help me out.
I may be buying some sleeves from Speedway to adapt different ball joints to my lower arms.
There are screw-in and press in-style sleeves.
Ball joint taper and diameters are my main consideations, but is screw-in or press-in a better way to go, and why?
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:37 PM
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I had screw in on my willys front end... From Art Morrison a-arms...I liked them.. Easy to change if you had to...I really don't think one is better then the other..

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I used afco on the front of my home made front suspension on my cougar . the screw in type sleeves worked great, however the lower ball joints didn't fit the threads tight and I could turn the ball joint in the socket with my hand. replaced them with moog and they fit perfectly.
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On the street or strip there's not much difference. Are you willing to buy a ball joint socket you might only use once in your life. Circle track that's a different story. You might be changing a ball joint every week. You will want to buy the tool and use screw in ball joints.
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Thanks all for your feedback. I'll check into borrowing a socket. Dont have a press at home so both types have that disadvantage. Have'nt changed a bj yet so repair not an issue.
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. Most auto parts stores let you borrow a ball joint tool (and other tools/pullers) for free just by leaving a deposit for it... makes a job easy and quick that is nearly impossible without it...
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