View Full Version : Ball Joints and Tie Rod ends???

06-19-2003, 12:48 PM
Who do you recommend for Ball joints and tie rods?

Also is there a difference between the ones for the LX and the ones for the SC? Some places say yes and others no. Which one is it?


06-19-2003, 01:38 PM
These threads have a lot of info:



The upper ball joint is available only with the whole arm. The lower ball joint is available separately, but I have done this replacement and it is easier to get the whole arm!

I think that the SC parts may have been different originally, but I think now all the replacement parts are for both the SC and LX.

Ford sells many of the suspension parts (part numbers are in the part listing in the sticky post at the top of this forum). Sometimes with discounts the Ford parts are the same or lower than other places. TRW and MOOG make most of the suspension parts. I would find parts with grease fittings.

06-19-2003, 01:56 PM
I have the Autozone ones, lifetime warranty, they are still holding up after 3 years. The main reason I went with autozone was the warranty, and the fact that you don't have to have your receipt to get new ones, it is stored nation wide in the system.