The abuse that Jeep owners put their vehicle through can be a little more than what the manufacturer anticipated. One of the first things that any off-roader upgrades are the tire size, but that places more stress on other components of the drivetrain.
“The Skyjacker Rock Ready ball joint design shares the load between both the lower and upper ball joints,” Rob Jarrell of Quadratec explained. “The OE ball joint design consists of a weight carrying lower ball joint and a follower upper ball joint. In this design, the lower ball joint carries the full weight and road force of the Jeep and the upper ball joint is only a pivot point that controls lateral movement.”
Installation starts by removing the factory joints with a ball joint removal tool. With the old joints out the only difference on the install is the way that the Rock Ready upper joint goes in. Instead of being pressed in the from the top, it is pressed in from the bottom and has a retaining nut to make sure the joint does not go anywhere.