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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.

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

    MPN# 50703

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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 (8)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        I just purchased tubular A arms. I was told the brand is QA1. Will these fit or does anyone have width and height of these?

        • If you have the street tubular A-arms from QA1 these would fit, however, their Race A-arms would have a specific type of ball joint.

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        My front end squeaks horrible will these ball joints stop that.

        • The squeaking sounds coming from the front end are typically due to bad ball joints. However, in some cases, there could be other culprits as well.

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        I need to change the ball joints in my mustang what would be the best to go with and soon I'll be lowering the car

        • We would recommend these ball joints, however, if you are lowering your car as well as changing out the ball joints, we would recommend a kit like this here which would be ideal for lowered mustangs: https://www.americanmuscle.com/sr-performance-anti-roll-b-joint-kit-94104.html

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        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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        3 More Questions
        Can I use these on a lowered mustang? 1 answer
        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. 1 answer
        I am considering new ball joints should I buy 1or 2 2 answers

          Customer Reviews (39) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.8

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          Installation Cost:$100-$250

          • Handling Improvement 4.805555 4.8
          • Fit 4.882353 4.9
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.833333 4.8



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            September 17, 2019

            Ball joints

            Really good. I can definitely feel the difference in ride quality. Handles bumps are turns perfectly

            BaileyF

            Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $100-$250

            July 26, 2019

            Excellent

            Great ball joints. Well worth the money. No more front end slack. Two thumbs up for American Muscle for their great service!

            MrTommy

            Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 31, 2019

            It's supposed to move like that?

            The factory ball joints could be spun with my index finger with absolutely no resistance. That's not a good thing. I had to forcibly move these OPR's to get them to move. I was impressed with the quality and the fitment, it absolutely tightened up the steering system as a whole - and theres no more squeaking when the wheel is cut hard.

            ATUO15

            Year: 2004 Submodel: Mach 1

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 25, 2019

            Great replacement

            My front suspension about one year ago was starting to make unusual sounds after driving for about 10 mins or more. The sound was similar to the shocks were going out, but the ride quality was fine. I had my mechanic replace all shocks and struts 2 months ago, the sound was still there but he pointed out my ball joints needed to replace within a few months. Few weeks passed I order the OPR ball joints had my mechanic replace the old ones. I recently got a wheel alignment and now the sound went away and my mustang handles great. Current suspension setup: Eibach pro kit springs, Koni shocks and struts, SR Performance Front and Rear strut tower and OPR front lower ball joints.

            AdrianP

            Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 21, 2019

            Perfect

            Perfect fit, like perfect! Just need to use the right tools for the job and it shouldn’t take longer then 3 hours 2 the most if you know how to change your own breaks

            GeovanniN

            Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 23, 2019

            Quiet/Smooth

            Very smooth compared to stock worn ones. Car feels like its floating.

            JustinJ

            Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 24, 2019

            OPR (MevoTech Supreme) Ball Joints

            The install was easy with the right tools and they appear to be of good quality. I just completed the install on my 2003 Mach 1 so I don’t have any miles on them yet. The ball joints are MevoTech Supreme.

            ZachS7

            Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 18, 2019

            Opr

            Great product, handling is very precise now and easy to drive.

            Cal96

            Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            January 14, 2019

            Ball joints

            1st one took me 3hrs cause it was my 1st time doing a job like this. The 2nd one took me 1 1/2 hr cause now I know what I'm doing. Ball joints are great I'm glad I bought these from american muscle.

            osbaldo

            Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (3)

          • 1/5

            January 12, 2019

            OPR is not a brand

            Parts that were shipped to me are Mevotech. Just want to let other customer know what they are going to receive.

            LindaK

            Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            December 27, 2018

            OPR Ball Joints

            Bought these for my sons car. Went in fairly easy, had to rent the tool to install, but can tell night and day difference on his 98 GT. Stopped the creaking and popping.

            248aFREAK

            Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: 0-$100

            December 10, 2018

            Great product

            Improve handling. Although a jad a bad ball joint and had also switch a couple more things. After I changed them I felt the real difference

            LuisV

            Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            November 29, 2018

            i give them a shot.

            i bought them thinking budget. i will give them a shot and post a video on youtube. if its good i will tell you

            CarlosS

            Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            November 02, 2018

            Awesome Part Replacement

            The OPR Replacement Front Lower Ball Joint was a perfect direct fit for my 2001 GT. It was a breeze to install after I figured out how to use a pickle fork...lol!

            Llenor

            Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            October 24, 2018

            Good

            Good part installed as intended. Tightened up wheel slop

            QuentinH

            Year: 1998 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (2)

          • 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

            Helpful (2)

          • 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 (5)

          • 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 (5)

          • 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

            Helpful (5)

          • 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 (5)

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