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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

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Review & Install Video

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
  • Mach 1 - 03, 04
  • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 01, 03, 04
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

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steeda x2 on 96 GT

I installed these after lowering my GT. They fit perfectly and are a must for lowered mustangs to correct suspension geometry. My steering feels so much better with them

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Steeda x-2 for 2002 GT

Paired with a set of caster/camber plates, these ball joints bring your tires up where they need to be. They have helped me reduce tire wear and turning. I have a the Ford C-springs.

Helpful (10)

Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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Do I need a bump steer kit with these? My car is lowered.


  • 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.


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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


  • 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,


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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?


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


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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?


  • 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.


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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.


  • 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.

    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.


  • 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.


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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

    September 18, 2009

    steeda x2 on 96 GT

    I installed these after lowering my GT. They fit perfectly and are a must for lowered mustangs to correct suspension geometry. My steering feels so much better with them


    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (13)

  • 5/5

    July 18, 2009

    Steeda x-2 for 2002 GT

    Paired with a set of caster/camber plates, these ball joints bring your tires up where they need to be. They have helped me reduce tire wear and turning. I have a the Ford C-springs.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (10)

  • 5/5

    February 23, 2010

    A must have!!!

    I installed these ball joints along with the Steeda bump steer kit. The ball joints will lower the front of the car about 1/2" unless you want to use the spacers. Car handles better and has zero bump steer after installing with the bump steer kit. I would recommend these to anyone with a lowered Mustang.

    Chris Robinson

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 25, 2011

    X-2 Balljoints -Lowering Mustang

    I installed the X2 balljoints in conjunction with a bumpsteer kit, caster/camber plates, and Ford Racing "B" springs, and shocks/struts. The extra 1/2" drop I wanted did work. The balljoints fit in place nicely. Because the V6 engine is a hundred pounds or so less than the V8, I wanted some additional lowering and these worked out perfect. With everything I mentioned in place, the car handles perfectly. Steeda provides a set of zern fittings that need to be installed on the bottom of them and the appropriate grease needs put in after installation is complete. I will try to post a picture of the stance I ended up with. Great product.


    Year: 1997 Submodel: V6 Northern Virginia

    Helpful (7)

  • 5/5

    November 15, 2010

    x-2 on 97 cobra

    less than 500 miles on them. snapping and popping noise. Installed by Ford.


    Year: 1997

    Helpful (5)

  • 5/5

    March 02, 2011


    Awesome product! Took a few hours to install only because I had to beat the stock ball joints out with a hammer. Coupled with H&R springs, Tokico struts and shocks, these lowered my stang a little more and improved ride quality. A must buy


    Year: 1995 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    March 01, 2010

    its just right

    its just one more thing you are going to need to lower your ride the the right way! now im ready too slay some imports!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    jay brady

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 13, 2012

    Grease these bad boys and then grease them again!

    Once these were in and greased I had the most awful popping noise in the front end. It took me hours to figure out where this terrible noise came from since I had just put in new shocks/struts, springs bupsteer kit, CC plates, and X's at the same time. I checked the torque on all bolts and everything was good; turned out it was the balljoints when I put it on a shaker machine I ended up spending an afternoon lubricating these balljoints by driving turning really hard and filling the joints up with new grease to get these things to lubricate. Now, once they did lubricate they were quiet as can be and helped out the front end handling. Great product, just a pain to lubricate. I will be greasing these things every oil change.


    Year: 1999 Submodel: Cobra Cambridge, UK

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    September 06, 2010

    X2 Ball Joint Failure

    I have had two of the X2 ball joints fail in less than 10k miles. I like the product, just wish it was as rugged as the ball joints that came from Ford.

    Scott Clark

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 19, 2015

    Great Product!

    They were relatively easy to install. They must not come greased because they cracked, popped, creaked when I first installed them. Sounded like the front end was going to fall off. Once I pumped them full of grease it solved the problem and they're completely silent now. It did lower the car another 1/2 in or so which was great!


    Year: 2003 aiken sc

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    February 04, 2013

    Great serviceable balljoints

    Lowered my car about an inch without using the spacers. In addition you can grease these balljoints which is a great feature. I took my a arms off and pressed them in at a shop. My only complaint is that I needed an air compressor/impact gun to put the nut on, the shaft of the balljoint spun like crazy when trying to torque it with just a ratchet/torque wrench. Just be aware of this and have access to one.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Florida.

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    October 01, 2011

    Amazing handling omg

    Love these. i can have so much more fun. i have pro kit on my car and this was REALLY worth the cost on my tires and the fun i can have. i've tried pushing her on back roads, cant break it loose like used to. you need to buy these now, dont think about it just buy


    Year: 1997 Submodel: Cobra

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  • 5/5

    February 05, 2011


    pretty much a pain to install and i work at a shop. the old bushings are hell to get out and the press tool is hard to use on this style of balljoint(obviously not a flaw in this product itself though) once installed it makes a very noticable difference. handled much better and tighter. gets rid of the multiple steering points and makes it handle so much better. must have for lowered cars


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  • 5/5

    May 17, 2010


    Installed these ball joints along with H&R sport springs on my '01 V6. Left the spacers out and it dropped the front about a half an inch lower than the rear. Love that stance! Good thing I bought these, too. My old stock ball joints were falling apart. And thanks to AM for fast shipment!


    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

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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.


    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 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!!!!


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 06, 2017

    Great for lowered cars

    Fits great but you have to remove dust covers from brakes


    Year: 2001 Submodel: Bullitt

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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.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 11, 2015

    Great buy! Nice feel, eliminated noise, and improved handling.

    Bought these after my stock ball joints gave out. I had loud clunking sounds when turning the wheel all the way, and the car would not align properly even with cc plates and bumpsteer kit due to the worn out ball joints. After having these installed it eliminated the dreadful "clunk", improved steering response, and lowered the front end a bit since I opted to leave out the spring spacers included. If you hear a "click" noise coming from the front end after install, make sure you've greased the ball joints well and give time for the grease to work its way all up in there.


    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT Miami

    Helpful (1)

  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    December 20, 2013

    Good but not that Good

    To be honest, this is one of the most painfully long installs I have ever done. Pressing ball joints out is not an easy process and neither is removing the arm so you can use a bench press. After getting them on though, man was I happy with the results. front was smooth again, didn't creak, and it had a new tightness I was not used to. That however didn't last long. After about 2 and a half hours on the track, they started creaking again. Putting better grease in seemed to work but I don't feel like grease stayed in because it just goes back to creaking. Which brings me to the fact that the grease fittings didn't want to screw in all the way so maybe that has something to do with it. Overall a good buy, and supposedly they lower your car half an inch but I am using coilovers so they were unaffected it seems.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6 Olive Branch MS

    Helpful (1)

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