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Part Details

  • Bearing Type:   Tapered Roller Bearing
  • Quantity:   10 Piece Set
  • Kit Includes:
      (2) Front Sway Bar Links
      (2) Front Lower Ball Joints
      (2) Front Outer Tie Rods
      (2) Front Wheel Bearings
      (2) Front Inner Tie Rods

What are Tapered Bearings and Why Use Them?

Tapered bearings are better than roller ball bearings at handling forces exerted on the bearing during cornering (known as axial load) in trucks and large cars. 

Roller ball bearings have spherical ball bearings between two straight rings (called races). Tapered bearings use tapered rollers shaped like flat-topped cones and two races angled from the outside to the inside of the bearing. The greater the angle, the more axial load the bearing can handle.

Your model came from the factory with tapered bearings. This type of bearing handles cornering forces better for trucks and large cars. Roller ball bearings work well for smaller cars, but replacing a tapered bearing with a roller ball bearing will result in increased wear and faster failure.

Our steering and suspension components come pre-greased, sealed for long life, and do not require the extra maintenance typically required by greasable versions.

Direct Fit

Application-specific, with no modifications required.

Rigorously Tested

Made from higher quality materials than the competition. Built to have a longer life in any environment or road conditions.

State of the Art Manufacturing

By the same factories that the OEMs use.

Prepackaged for Your Convenience

Carefully assembled to include all of the parts you need, saving time and money.

Item Condition: New

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Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

Note: When replacing steering components, it is recommended to have a professional alignment performed on the vehicle afterwards. This will ensure proper tracking and even tire wear.

  1. step : Install the new ball joint (0:40)
    • Set up the ball joint in the ball joint press.
    • Get the top of the ball joint flush with the top of the control arm.
    • Readjust the press, taking the rubber boot off and get the control arm the rest of the way in.
    • Replace the rubber boot.
    • Lock it into place with a snap ring.
    • If you have snap ring pliers, this is much easier but you can do it without them.
  2. step : Reassemble the steering knuckle and control arm. (2:35)
    • Position the ball joint pointing outward and work the steering knuckle onto it.
    • Lower the jack stand from the control arm.
    • Thread the nut onto the ball joint.
    • Put the grease fitting on the ball joint.
  3. step : Install the axle (3:36)
    • Get the axle into the hub and transmission.
    • Torque the bolts to 60 foot pounds, using a star pattern to secure the axle evenly.
  4. step : Put the tie rod back on (4:22)
    • Torque the ball joint nut to 98 foot pounds and secure with a cotter pin.
    • Fill the lower ball joint grease fitting with grease using a grease gun.
    • Torque the tie rod nut to 60 ft lbs and secure with a cotter pin.
  5. step : Install the stabilizer link. (5:48)
    • Thread the washers and bushings onto the link.
    • Jack the control arm up and tighten the stabilizer link nuts to 15-16 ft lbs.
    • Thread the hub nut on.
    • Lower the jack from the suspension.
    • Retighten the torsion bar to the mark you made earlier.
  6. step : Put the wheel back on (7:35)
    • Thread the lug nuts on.
    • Lower the vehicle.
    • Torque the lug nuts in a star pattern to 100 ft lbs.
    • Torque the hub nut to 220 ft lbs using your 35 mm socket.
    • Put the retainer and cotter pin and wheel cap on.
    • Have your alignment checked and adjusted.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Center Punch
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Marker / Writing Utensil

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • Complete Metric Socket Set
  • 35mm Socket

  • Sockets - SAE

  • Complete SAE Socket Set

  • Specialty Tools

  • Grease Gun
  • Pitman Arm Puller
  • Ball Joint Press

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Part #: 1ASFK05208


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