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    Quote Originally Posted by Exodus Jeeps View Post
    Synergy has some HD adjustable ball joints coming out that should provide a much needed upgrade for the JL/JT. When? Not sure but the JK version just dropped so it shouldn’t be long.


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    Adjustable as in you can adjust them tighter as the ball joint wears?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTCO View Post
    Adjustable as in you can adjust them tighter as the ball joint wears?
    Correct. Could be the last ball joint you buy? I gave Dave some hell about his other ball joints since we had problems with them and said this was going to be so much better. I’m ordering some and will hook a customer up so we can try them out. I trust he’s taken his time to make them right. He’s got a lot of stuff in the works but doesn’t want to release it until it’s “perfect”. I suspect you will see more Synergy stuff on our JT in the coming months because of this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Exodus Jeeps View Post
    Correct. Could be the last ball joint you buy? I gave Dave some hell about his other ball joints since we had problems with them and said this was going to be so much better. I’m ordering some and will hook a customer up so we can try them out. I trust he’s taken his time to make them right. He’s got a lot of stuff in the works but doesn’t want to release it until it’s “perfect”. I suspect you will see more Synergy stuff on our JT in the coming months because of this.


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    I really liked the Synergy tour part of the Eddie and Cindy's video that was released yesterday. Seems like Synergy really gives a shit about quality parts and production. I had no idea that they did everything in house like that. I'll be looking more at their stuff as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
    Just wondering, especially those that went with 37s on stock axles....are the OEM balljoints still as weak as the JK units? How has your rig held up with 37s on the stockers, and do you think a premature upgrade is necessary?
    I bent a lower but to be fair it was more my fault than the ball joint. Took a big hit at speed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JL_John View Post
    I bent a lower but to be fair it was more my fault than the ball joint. Took a big hit at speed.



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    Holy shit. Don't think I've ever seen that. Story please...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTCO View Post
    Holy shit. Don't think I've ever seen that. Story please...
    What he said ^^


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJL View Post
    What he said ^^


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    Manufacturing defect....

    I was doing my best to impersonate an Ultra 4 car Just hit a hole that swallowed up a 37” tire perfectly. Helps you remember that with great suspension you don’t feel the bumps and impacts in your seat but the components still do. Worst part was paying $300 for Mopar replacements.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JL_John View Post
    Manufacturing defect....

    I was doing my best to impersonate an Ultra 4 car Just hit a hole that swallowed up a 37” tire perfectly. Helps you remember that with great suspension you don’t feel the bumps and impacts in your seat but the components still do. Worst part was paying $300 for Mopar replacements.


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    If the ball joint bent, but the "C" didn't, and the knuckle didn't crack or break, and the tube didn't bend or break, I would call that a win.
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    Hers: 2018 JLUR

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
    Just wondering, especially those that went with 37s on stock axles....are the OEM balljoints still as weak as the JK units? How has your rig held up with 37s on the stockers, and do you think a premature upgrade is necessary?
    I've almost got 40k on our JL now and my ball joints are shot. In fact, I think they've been worn out for a while now. I've been holding out for aftermarket replacements and fortunately, I think a really nice one is coming our way soon.

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