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OPR Replacement Front Lower Ball Joint (94-04 All)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Eliminates Sloppy Steering
    • Greaseable
    • Direct Fit Replacement for Worn Ball Joints
    • Fits Passenger or Driver Side
    • Sold Individually
    • Fits 1994 to 2004 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    So OPR's front lower ball joint end that we're taking a look at today is going to be a good quality, factory-style replacement for the Mustang owner out there that's on a budget, and that need to replace a worn out or a broken joint. So some typical signs of a bad ball joint can easily be characterized by the following. You're going to be hearing some clunking. You might have some bad vibrations. But from personal experience, what I've felt in the past is that the steering wheel has a tendency to travel a little bit easier. Now, looking ahead to the installation, despite how small this sucker is, it's going to be a pretty involved one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter here, and you should expect to be wrenching for about four hours. So manufactured from factory-style equipment, this direct fit replacement is going to be manufactured out of a block of fine-grain, high alloy steel. That's going to be for strength, as well as durability. Now, this is also going to feature a powdered metal gusher bearing with grooves. What that essentially means is that it's going to allow grease to flow through the joint to the stud, to ensure you're going to have a long life out of this part. Now, additionally, this is going to feature a patented press-in cover plate, which is going to help minimize deflection and give you better overall steering feel. Now, a great thing about this ball joint is that it is going to feature a grease relief valve, so you can flush out dirt and debris to extend its life. Now, the boot itself is going to be made out of a polyurethane compound that's going to be able to withstand dirt, abrasion, as well as high temperatures. Now, doing my job here, guys, I do want to call it out that this is a factory-style replacement, compared to the Whiteline option that we do have back on the website. It's going to be a difference of about $5. But between the OPR to the Whiteline, your main difference is only going to be the pressed-in cover plates. But on the flipside of the equation here, in comparison to the Steeda offering, that's going to run about $140. But that unit is going to be geared towards a lowered car, and they're essentially going to help get your suspension geometry back into check, give you better steering feel, as well as improve the handling overall. Looking at the pricing here, expect to be spending about $40 to $50 to get these onto your car per side. I will mention that if you were to pick these up from your local dealer, you would be looking at closer to around $100. Installation-wise, you should expect to be wrenching for about three to four hours. It is a very straightforward job, and we will be giving it one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter here. Now, looking ahead here, guys, you're going to need the entire toolbox. There's so much needed that I'm going to have it listed right here. But at a glance here, guys, you're going to have to get that car off the ground. You're going to need to pull your wheels, tires, caliper, rotor. You're also going to need to disconnect the bottom of the strut from the spindle, as well as pulling out your factory spring. But once everything is out of the way, it's more or less just going to be getting your new ball joint end in place and reinstalling everything in the opposite order, then you're good to go. So that's going to wrap up my quick review of OPR's front lower ball joint end, fitting your 1994 through 2004 Mustang, which can be found right here at americanmuscle.com.

    Improve Steering. If you're experiencing sloppy steering and loud "clunks or squeaks" when going around corners it may be time to replace those old worn out stock ball joints. Installing new replacement OPR ball joints will greatly improve your Mustangs steering and ride quality while getting rid of those annoying noises at the same time.

    Superior Construction. These replacement OPR ball joint housings are manufactured from a single block of fine-grain alloy steel, providing unequaled strength and durability. Powdered-metal gusher bearings with grooves allows grease to flow through the bearing to the stud to provide a smooth, durable surface that extends service life. Patented pressed-in cover plates minimize deflection for solid-steering feel.

    Greaseable. These OPR replacement ball joint dust boots are made from a polychloroprene and polyurethane compound that can easily withstand dirt, abrasion, and temperature extremes. The boots also feature a grease relief valve so that debris can easily be flushed out when serviced to help prevent contamination.

    Application. This OPR replacement lower front ball joint is designed to be a direct fit replacement for the 1994 to 2004 Mustangs including V6, GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and SVT Cobra. Sold individually.

    Fitment: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Ball Joint
    • (1) Castle Nut
    • (1) Dust Boot
    • (1) Cotter Pin
    • (1) Grease Fitting
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Bullitt - 01
    • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 01, 03, 04
    • Cobra R - 95, 00
    • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
    • Mach 1 - 03, 04
    • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

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    Questions & Answers (5)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    I need replacement ball joints but I just got my car and I don't want to cheap out on it. Would it be good to get the Steeda X2 Ball Joint Kit or the SR Performance Anti-Roll Ball Joint Kit even know my car isn't lowered?

    • We would recommend either the Whiteline replacement ball joints over the Steeda and SR Performance due to the ball joints being more ideal for lowered Mustangs. The Whiteline would be a great upgrade from the stock ones and would be great quality. If you were going to lower your Mustang shortly after replacing the ball joints then we would recommend the Steeda brand.

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    It saids front lower ball joints. Can I put them on the rear axle?

    • These are made specifically for the front of the vehicle. They will not work in the rear.

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    Can I use these on a lowered mustang?

    • The Replacement Front Lower Ball Joint (94-04 All) will be able to be used in conjunction with a lowered Mustang.

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    Can this lower ball joints be used on a lowered mustang instead of the steeda x2 ball joints. HR LOWER SPRINGS, STEEDA CC PLATES. I just want to know if this Lower Ball Joints also work when lowering your mustang. Thanks.

    • The replacement ball joints will work, however, they will not offer any advantages over the stock ball joints, whereas the Steeda's X2 Balljoint improves suspension geometry on lowered Mustangs by raising the spindle relative to the balljoint pivot-point.

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    I am considering new ball joints should I buy 1or 2

    • it is a lower ball joint. you should replace both front, so two, one for each side.

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    Overall Rating 5

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Handling Improvement 4.857143 4.9
    • Fit 4.9 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.857143 4.9



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      September 17, 2018

      Careful on install

      Worked and functions fine be careful.pressing new.one in though ended up damaging control arm.with install tool on one of them

      MarcellinusP

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 11, 2018

      Easy to install.

      Four hours for the first ball joint. Less than three for the second. Fit was great, the only issue was the cotter pin that was provided was too small for the joint. A quick trip to the auto point took care of that.

      RayR

      Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 01, 2018

      Replacement ball joints (2004 mustang)

      Removing the originals took a couple of hours due to rust. The steering is tight and precise. The ride and handling is worth the effort. I recommend these ball joints for their high quality. I purchased the SR ball joints and progressive lowering springs together. The ride quality is much better than the original equipment. It's worth the small investment of time and money.

      MartinF

      Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      December 28, 2017

      Tweedstang

      Direct fit and has improved the steering and handling of the car. I also purchased other items so not sure what did the best correcting to the handling and steering.

      BillyT

      Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      December 08, 2017

      Great part!

      Great replacement part. replaced both sides. Part was right, came fast, and easy on the wallet.

      Jonny

      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      October 01, 2017

      Very satisfied

      Loaned tools from AutoZone and replaced balljoint on my 98 gt convertible. The car is stable again and driving it all summer long is fun.

      David

      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      August 28, 2017

      OPR Ball Joint

      Looks good, feels good, and priced right. Would recommend these to anyone eneding new joints.

      JohnL

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 27, 2017

      Perfect replacement

      Didnt take me long to replace and worked perfectly.

      Dylan

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 19, 2017

      5 STARS

      Immediately noticed the difference on my '99 Mustang!

      LexM

      Year: 1999 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 04, 2017

      Great fit

      Had an old ball joint break so I ordered these and they fit well. Didn't take long to replace and they look good. Glad they aren't sealed like the stock ones.

      MiguelT

      Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 27, 2017

      ball joints

      there grate easy install look good amd has grease fittings

      CoreyB

      Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 02, 2017

      Front end parts

      Bought inner and outter tie rods and seen i needed lower ball joints. Great product, heavy duty,as good as moog for less money. Parts came quickly thanx AM.

      grumpysthumb

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      October 04, 2016

      Excellent Replacement

      Far superior compared to the oem. I highly recommend this ball joint.

      Dawn

      Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      August 22, 2016

      Great product!

      Was easy to install as far as ball joints go! Definitely glad i did it but my mustang was sadly totalled days later because a guy ran a red light and T boned me... miss it already!

      PLawson

      Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (5)

    • 4/5

      August 11, 2016

      Good part

      Pretty good part, only complaint is one of mine leaked grease out of the very bottom of the part after it was all installed, likely an error on installation. Looked like the boot wouldn't stay in place until i tightened the bolt up, then it seated nicely. Took about 45 minutes to do one side, you absolutely need a ball joint press and big hammer

      Eric

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 03, 2016

      Perfect!

      I love the item! It was very easy and quick to install, as long as you have all the proper tools to do so. It fits perfectly in my 2001 Ford Mustang. I would highly recommend this item to anyone.

      Jonny

      Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      April 07, 2016

      Easy install, much better quality than OEM

      Replaced OEM ball joints that had destroyed boots at <69k miles. Was replacing brakes and brake lines, and noticed these and outer tie rod ends were shot. Easily replaced old joint using ball joint remover/installer I borrowed from auto parts store. after all work was done, I got the mandatory alignment; with these new ball joints and outer tie rod ends, the car drives like new. No more high-speed steering wheel shudder. Nice thick boot, much better then OEM. Also, love the grease port, which means this will last MUCH longer than stock.

      Scott

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      August 28, 2015

      Perfect replacement for original ball joint

      This product is a perfect replacement for the original ball joint. I had it professionally installed and couldn't be happier with the way the car is handling.

      GUAMericanMuscle

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT Guam

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 16, 2014

      Replacement Ball Joints

      very nice replacement product! fits perfect, came pre-greased, great price!

      JoshR

      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT PA

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 20, 2014

      Good replacement ball joint

      This is a nice ball joint when your stock units fail. Well built and my steering feels improved. My stock joints lasted 100k miles, then my first replacements last a fraction of that, so I wanted a replacement with a grease fitting. I like that there are a grease fitting and relief valve for maintenance.

      Bucc2977

      Year: 2002 Submodel: V6 Cleveland, OH, USA

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