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    Quote Originally Posted by mcb82gt View Post
    https://www.trwaftermarket.com/en/ca...tNumber=jbj875

    Looking for confirmation that these truly are low friction joints? Thanks
    If you're so inclined, I'd just call them and ask. Personally, I hate talking on the phone. The facts we know are:Yes they had the original design, but have since been bought out. Yes, they do look similar and cost enough that they could be, but many other aftermarket balljoints look similar too.
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    Tried calling, phone just rings and eventually says "unable to complete call at this time, try again later". So I will lol
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    Found two TRW ball joints. JBJ869 for 1979-93 and JBJ875 for 1994-2004.
    Both have low friction plastic bearing mentioned in description.

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/t...5/applications
    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/trw-jbj869

    MEVOTECH GK8749 are economy
    MEVOTECH MK8259 are daily driver
    Check all new parts for grease before install.
    At least squeeze the boot.

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    Guess Ill get the fox one if they really are the same low friction design. Then wont worry about spindle nut thread engagement.

    Thank you!
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    No personal experience, but when I was searching for tie rod ends, ball joints, etc. for my Super Duty I found plenty of reviews of Mevotech that were less than good. Not necessarily specific to my Super Duty parts, but in general. As with everything there are plenty of good and bad reviews out there for every brand.

    I ended up using Ford Motorcraft, DANA, and Moog parts for virtually everything. Overall no surprises or issues and didn't cost much more than Mevotech or other less known brands. Good Luck!
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    I think ill just get the TRW control arms (bushings and bj already installed) JTC2386 JTC2385

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/trw-jtc2386

    My cougar uses the SN95 arms anyway.

    Or this Fox b joint

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/t...ugar/year/1988

    Decisions. Sheesh.
    Last edited by mcb82gt; 09-10-2020 at 08:57 AM.
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    Well, I hope it works out for you. They sure don't make it easy.
    Brad

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