Ball Joint Kit (18036.02) by Omix-ADA®. Includes Upper Ball Joint, Lower Ball Joint. Direct Fit. 5 Year Limited Warranty. Ball joints provide pivot points for the steering knuckles, allowing them to move up and down as well as turn. Ball joints can fail from lack of lubrication and contamination if the dust cover becomes torn. Excessive play can cause noise and looseness that can in turn affect handling and wheel alignment. Don't wait until a joint completely fails and you end up stranded. At the first sign of wear, replace a worn ball joint with a quality unit from Omix-Ada.
- Performs according to OEM specifications
- Meets or exceeds OEM quality standards
- OEM quality at an affordable price
- Identical to original equipment, for perfect fit and function
- Backed by a 5-year limited warranty
As its name implies, a ball joint is comprised of a ball fitted inside a machined socket. A tapered stud attached to the ball fits into a tapered hole in the steering knuckle and is then secured with a nut. Unfortunately, most ball joints from the factory are so called "lubed for life" and do not have a means of applying additional lubrication. On such joints the grease degrades with subsequent wear to the ball and socket, and if the dust boot becomes torn this process is accelerated when dirt and other contaminants are introduced into the joint.
New ball joints from Omix-Ada will make your suspension right again, and they're greasable, so you can make lubricating your suspension part of your regular maintenance again. Except for being greasable, these joints are the same as OEM in every respect, so they'll install and function like original equipment. Omix-Ada is so confident in the quality of these ball joints that they're backed by a 5-year limited warranty.
Omix-Ada® is based in Suwanee, Georgia. The company was founded in 1992 and today is the largest independent manufacturer and distributor of Jeep parts and accessories, with over 11,000 parts in stock. However, Omix-Ada is more than just a parts manufacturer; the founder and the employees are all Jeep enthusiasts who are dedicated to producing the finest quality Jeep parts. Omix-Ada has everything from licensed parts for concours restorations, to stock replacement parts for repairing Jeeps from the 1940s to the present day, as well as heavy-duty and high-performance parts sold under the Rugged Ridge®, Alloy USA®, Outland®, ORV Suspension, and Precision Gear® brands. Omix-Ada engineers are constantly developing and trail testing new products to make sure they're perfected for you, and the company has won numerous awards at the annual SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show.