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Steeda X2 Ball Joint Kit (94-04 All)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Designed for Optimum Handling
    • Tested in Extreme Conditions
    • Eliminates Body Roll
    • Kit Includes Driver and Passenger Side Ball Joint
    • Fits 1994 to 2004 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, guys. Stephanie with americanmuscle.com, here with a review of the Steeda X2 Ball Joints for 1994 to 2004 Mustangs. These ball joints are gonna be a deal for lowered Mustang owners that aren't just looking for a replacement ball joint, but one that's gonna help the suspension geometry, and that don't mind paying extra for that benefit. You're looking at spending about $50 a piece for replacement ball joints, and this kit of 2 ball joints will cost about $40 more. But you are getting another benefit here, other than just new components. The X2 Ball Joint has a longer shaft, and this is gonna raise the spindle in relation to the ball joint pivot point. This means that the roll center will be raised back to the correct range. When you lower your car, you change the geometry of a lot of components in the suspension, and ball joint being one of the items that are affected. The longer shaft on these ball joints will correct the geometry so that the ball joint is in a better position and will be able to function better. That means it'll reduce body roll and give you quicker steering response.These ball joints can really tie off a car with a set of lowering springs and other suspension mods. They're gonna help you get the most out of your other suspension mods, and they'll help you with tire wear, too. These, when paired with a Steeda Bump Steer Kit, will also eliminate all of your bump steer issues. One thing to keep in mind here with these ball joints is that, if you have a set of caster camber plates installed on your car and you want these ball joints, it's highly recommended to also add a bump steer kit, like the Steeda or BBK kits. This is due to the geometry of the suspension, and having an adjustable tie rod end or a bump steer kit will help with the steering arm. The ball joints do come with spacers, which are used to keep the X2 Ball Joint at the same ride height as the stock ball joint, but just with that better roll center height, thanks to the design of the X2 Ball Joint. The spacers are optional to use, and without them, they're gonna lower the front of the car about half an inch. If you use the spacers, they'll raise the front of the car back up one-half inch to the original height of the stock ball joint. This isn't gonna change the ride height at all, but just the suspension geometry. These ball joints will fit the '94 to '04 Mustangs, so the V6, the GT, the Bullet, the Mach 1, and the SVT as well. But I wanted to say that those Fox bodies out there with 5-lug swaps that use '94 to '04 spindles and brakes can use these ball joints as well. They won't fit the 4-lug Fox bodies, because they're gonna interfere with the rotor and the control arm, but if you have a Fox that's 5-lug swapped and you're using '94 to '04 spindles and brakes, these will work for you as well.When it comes to price, you can expect to pay just below the $150 mark for these ball joints. For a normal replacement ball joint, you're looking at about $100 total for both sides, so this is about $40 more. And you're not only getting a new ball joint, but you're getting one that'll also help with the geometry of a lowered car and designed to take more abuse than the stock ball joint.As far as the install goes, you're looking at a little bit of work here, and you can expect to spend a couple of hours in the garage. It's gonna be a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and you will need a few tools and some knowledge to complete the install. You're looking at needing to get the front end of the car in the air to remove the wheels, and the front brakes, and the end links. The spindle will need to be disconnected from the strut and ball joint, and then the old ball joints can be pressed out. If you have the right tool, you can leave the control arms on the car to press out the old ball joints and press in the new ones. If you don't, you're looking at needing to remove the control arm to do this. If you're gonna use the spacers, your springs will need to be removed so you can place the spacers into place. The spacers will be installed on top of the springs. Next, you'll install the grease fitting on the bottom of the new ball joints and reassemble the suspension. As always, an alignment after the install here is a good idea.Wrapping things up here with the Steeda X2 Ball Joint Kit, these ball joints are specifically designed for lowered cars. They have a longer shaft that's gonna raise the spindle and give the ball joints a much better pivot point. As always, you can check them out more online right here at americanmuscle.com.

    Designed For Optimum Handling. Steeda's X2 Ball Joint will greatly improve the suspension geometry on your lowered Mustang by raising the spindle relative to the pivot-point of the ball joint. This raises the roll center back into the correct range, resulting in reduced body roll, quicker steering response and improved overall front tire grip.

    Tested In Extreme Conditions. The X2 ball joints are made in the USA to Steeda's strict specifications by a respected name-brand supplier to Ford, GM, and Chrysler. Except for their unique custom length, these ball joints are constructed from the the same OEM materials that have been extensively tested in Ford police cars and other heavy duty service vehicles, where they have far exceeded the durability of current production "stock" ball joints.

    Eliminates Body Roll. The X2 ball joint was specifically designed to correct the front roll center geometry. The X2 ball joint features a longer shaft, to raise the spindle in relation to the ball joint pivot point. Springs spacers are included in the X2 kit to maintain the same ride height as the stock ball joint, but with an improved roll center height.

    Application.  This set of two Steeda X2 ball joints are designed to fit the 1994 to 2004 Mustangs including V6, GT, Bullitt, Mach 1, and SVT Cobra. They will also fit 1987-1993 Mustangs that have been converted to a 5 lug setup using 1994-2004 5 lug spindles and brakes.

    Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to this product.

    Technical Note: These Steeda ball joints do not fit stock 4 lug 1987-1993 Mustang brakes because of interference between the rotor and the repositioned control arm.

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

    What's in the Box
    Hardware included:
    • (2) Ball joint nuts
    • (2) Spacer rings
    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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    Do I need a bump steer kit with these? My car is lowered.

    Bryce

    • A bumpsteer kit is not required to be used with a lowering kit or these ball joints, however, it is highly recommended to get one as they can help with the issue of "ghost steering" when going over bumps when the car loses traction.

      AMjordan

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    Are these good for a stock mustang gt that has not been lowered? If so do I need any other parts to go with them? I was told to buy these and don't use the rings that come with them. Thanks

    Pops

    • These are for lowered Mustangs and a Bumpsteer kit needs installed with them. They are the highest of quality once its lowered but until then use: Un-lowered suspension can use Motorcraft, or Moog,

      Robb10

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    Do these require alignment? I just bought these ball joints and lowering springs . After I install them do I need to get an alignment?

    Bobbymach1

    • Yes, you will always need an alignment after springs or a major change like this.

      Yotamaster760

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    If my car is lowered do I have to buy these to compensate for the drop or can I still buy OEM replacements?

    Jordan

    • OEM replacements will work just fine, but these Steeda ball joints will be stronger, help keep your friend more stable, and last longer than any stock ball joint would.

      SalC7

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    I installed these ball joints and ever since my front end has been making a great deal of noise. The front end clunks when going over small bumps and making turns. I also put the aluminum spacer on top of the spring. I have tried putting grease into the ball joint but have had no luck as I cannot get the grease fitting tight because the female end just rotates on the bottom of the ball joint. Am I missing something? Is the ball joint bad? Both ball joints have the issues. I have driven less than 10 miles on the ball joints.

    David

    • Hi,I'm sorry to hear you are having problems with your Steeda X2 Ball Joint Kit please call or send us a email we we can help you out with your problem. http://www.americanmuscle.com/contact.html

      Chris J

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    Dust Shield Removal Is the removal of the dust shield on the spindle really necessary? I looked through the customer photos and noticed that a lot of them left it on.

    itlnstln

    • No, I did not remove the dust shield when I did mine. Just take care not to bend/distort them when separating the spindle from the factory ball joint.

      MineralGreyGT

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    Customer Reviews (71) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.9

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Handling Improvement 4.792453 4.8
    • Fit 5 5
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.433962 4.4



    • 5/5

      October 21, 2017

      Awesome

      They r awesome they helped my car and the ride is alot better

      BobbyK

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 06, 2017

      Steeda X2 kit

      Seems like a well built ball joint. Grease boots and metal all are of high quality. Been on my car for a few months and can't complain. Only reason for 4of5 stars is the grease fitting threads. Went to thread them in and the entire sleeve started to spin. Managed to get grease in but it was a pain.

      TylerL

      Year: 1999 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 01, 2017

      Great product

      Great quality. Performs as expected. Difficult to install

      JoseE

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      August 20, 2017

      Perfect

      Installed these along with lowering springs, cc and upper and lower ca. Fit and work great. Would definitely recommend

      Bmartin

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 03, 2017

      X2

      Installing the X2's is no different than any other ball joint. Mine were so bad it's hard to know how much better they are right now. They do however do a great job of putting the geometry of the control arms back where they should be. Time will tell how they hold up, but if they're anything like the other steeda I've used over the years they'll be great.

      RycheGT

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 14, 2017

      Fixed the common front end "pop"

      My car was making the normal poping noise so replaced the ball joints with these. Install is like any other ball joint but you can add the included spring spacer to keep the ride height the same or leave it out to drop the front end an extra 1/4 inch like I did. Plus these are Greaseable.

      CJ

      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      June 09, 2017

      Great product

      These worked out great. The install was a pain, but that's with any ball joint. Overall I would recommend this to anyone needing a replacement.

      Renzo

      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      June 06, 2017

      Good ball joints

      First time installing ball joints, took me all day (about 5 hours the first side and 3.5 the second). I didn't install the spacers and it didn't take away from stock handling. It lowered it, that paired with 245/40 tires lowers it almost 1", gives good stance, but now I scrape on parking lot speed bumps (barely). Plus they're American made!!!!

      GTstang12

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 01, 2017

      Huge Steering Improved on my Lowered GT

      Wow! The Steeda X2 Ball Joint Kit combined with the Steeda Bump Steer Kit made a huge improvement in the steering and handling of my lowered 2002 GT. Previously, the steering felt lose and the amount of bump steer I was getting was nasty. It really took a lot of the pleasure out of driving the car. Now, not only is my car 1/2" lower in the front (which looks great), the steering and handling feels like a sports/muscle car should. This was really a worthwhile improvement.

      MrCorcs

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 16, 2017

      Needed ball joints

      Noticed my ball joints were bad when I was putting my new springs and shocks on. I used the shims on the springs to keep it level. The car handles great with them on and I like that you can grease them too

      Jay

      Year: 1995 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 12, 2017

      Bad balljoints

      Corrected my geometry problem along with slop in the original balljoints from age. Installed the spring shims as instructed per Steeda but it raised the body a bit and opened up the tire gap between the fender and the top of the tire. Only thing I do not like about my install. If your car is not lowered like mine you can skip the shims per instructions which I would highly recommend.

      Motorhead4Ever

      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 06, 2017

      Great for lowered cars

      Fits great but you have to remove dust covers from brakes

      JeffW

      Year: 2001 Submodel: Bullitt

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 02, 2017

      Nice Ball Joints.

      Good ball joints. Greaseable. A bit pricey but I think it's worth it.

      02REDGT281

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      February 16, 2017

      Awesome

      Great product will lower car 1/2in if you leave spacer out and improve handling

      EricH

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      February 07, 2017

      Major Improvement over Stock

      Installed these on my 04 GT with 150k miles, major improvement in the handling. Installed them myself over the weekend. Along with renting the ball joint press, I recommend renting the ball joint separator as removing the steering knuckle was the hardest part. If your car has some age on it be aware that it is loud when the steering knuckle releases from the ball joint. Once everything was off, install was really easy. Mine did not come pre-greased so make sure to have a grease gun and some grease on hand to fill the ball joints after pressing them back in. There is an overflow slit on the side of the ball joint that will leak when the ball joint is filled.

      BlakeN

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 20, 2016

      Awesome steering

      Luv these ball joints. I left off the rings, much better ride height, wheels sit nicely tucked!!

      sickv6stangsta

      Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 18, 2016

      Steeds ball joints

      I have been wanting these for over a year now. I am glad to finally replace them with these because mine were completely gone. Installation was simple took me about three hours to install both sides. I can't wait to drive the car with all the suspension mods on.

      96Ruby

      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 16, 2016

      Awesome Quality!!!

      I have to say upon receiving these I didn't why the shipping weight was so much for this box. When I received them it spoke for itself. These are a solid two pounds per side, very high quality and best of all its made by Steeda. I may be a little biased but I also bought the steeda bump steer kit. I've paI red all of that with sr coilovers, camber caster plates, sr sway bars, steeda front and rear sway bars, and steeda upper and lower control arms both front and rear. This is an absolute must if you plan on dropping the car a significant amount. I dropped mine 2" and got a track alignment for reference.

      Dave

      Year: 2001 Submodel: Bullitt

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    • 5/5

      October 09, 2016

      Great kit

      Feels, looks, and is great... thanx!!! I think everyone should have these if you don't hurry up and get. My stang is on point now...

      Nillagorilla

      Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      August 08, 2016

      X2 awesomeness

      The fact that I can grease these bad boys makes me happy. better handling. It's a win win

      Aithon

      Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

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