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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, 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

    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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    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 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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    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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    Will these work with factory wheels 17" I have a 03 mustang gt will these fit my car with the 17" bullet wheels


    • They will fit. Product description confirms this, and the front suspension geometry in all mustangs of that year range is the same.


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    The dust covers were torn while being installed. Can I use generic mustang ball joint dust covers or do I need Steeda X2 specific ones? If so where do I get them?


    • We would recommend having the Steeda covers installed with this product. Unfortunately, we do not carry the covers separately but you may be able to get them directly through Steeda.


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    Hello does the Spring spacers go on top of the spring isolator, or do you place it on the spring then place the isolator over the spring and the spacer. Thanks


    • The spring spacers included in the Steeda X2 Ball Joint Kit will install on top of the isolator.


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    Customer Reviews (82) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Handling Improvement 4.75 4.8
    • Fit 4.890625 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.484375 4.5

    • 1/5

      June 16, 2018


      Bad leaking ball joints. Not worth what I paid for


      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      June 12, 2018

      No more popping

      High quality product. No more popping now. Actually dropped the front end just a tad lower than the factory ball joints.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (1)

    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 01, 2018

      steeda ball joints

      easy install but made a lot of popping noise when driven have used steeda parts before with no problem just a bad part don't blame am or steeda would buy again if needed


      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      April 29, 2018

      Better than stock (With a little work)

      The instructions are great but the make the project longer than it was originally thought mostly due to the addition of spacers and cutting/removal of the dust plate. I had to put a tone of lube in them because they made a horrible clanking noise on every acceleration and breaking. But it has gone away now with the grease.


      Year: 1999 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      April 16, 2018

      Great product

      After installing these, no more rubbing or rolling noise.


      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 07, 2018

      Steeda ball joints.

      I am very happy with this purchase. Install was very easy and i can definitely feel the difference in handling compared to the stock ones i had.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 17, 2018


      They feel great and made the front sit a little lower now.


      Year: 2004 Submodel: Mach 1

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 16, 2018

      Great upgrade!

      Upgraded some other steering/suspension, figured why not these too... good fit and faulty easy: couple hours time depending on how long it takes u to separate the old joint...


      Year: 2004 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 10, 2018

      Perfect for lowered mustangs!

      Put this in when I overhauled my suspension. Went to SR coilovers with bbk bump steer, new arm bushings, tubular rears.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 27, 2018


      Easy to press my old ones out and put these in. There seems to be confusion as to if you need to use the Coil Spring spacers or not. Otherwise, do not over grease! the boots pop off and are somewhat of a pain to get back on. Would highly recommend.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 26, 2018

      Almost deserves 5 stars, BUT

      4.5 would settle this. I mean, it is what it is, STEEDA. Name and reputation says enough. Only time will tell If they hold up to my abuse. Car is a weekend joy ride if it’s nice out. All parts where there. I did not use the provided coil spacers. Dropped the (front)car 1/2”. Two joints, zerks, nuts, spacers. Only issue I had,,,, both provided NUTS where NOT threaded completely. They stopped flush with the top of joints. I had to do some work, but I threaded them myself (without a tap, mine was too small). This alone took the most time. I call AM the next day and advised them of the issue, they wanted to send me two other nuts, but I turned them down cause these ain’t coming out until they break. The issue lyes with Steeda production, not AM. Overall,,,, satisfied. No more popping and sqeeking when I turn the wheel, wheel now returns after a tight turn. I said a lot. Thx AM.


      Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      October 21, 2017


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


      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.


      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


      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      August 20, 2017


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


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 03, 2017


      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.


      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.


      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.


      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!!!!


      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.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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