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Old 06-18-2019, 07:21 PM   #1
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Hi there,
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I've got a 1996 4x4, replacing a bunch of basic suspension components. The lower ball joints on my pickup were both oriented with the bushing above the knuckle spindle and the threading and castle nut beneath knuckle spindle. In the tech manual, it shows the reverse orientation, (although the manual makes no distinction between 2wd and 4wd), bushing beneath the spindle, and threading/nut above. My gut is to continue with what was on the truck since the lower ball joints potentially seem original and it drove well enough for 20,000 miles I've put on it before doing this work. Thoughts?
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:17 PM   #2
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there is a picture of the front suspension in the link in the 1st post...

https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...n-and-Steering
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Hi there,
First time posting.
I've got a 1996 4x4, replacing a bunch of basic suspension components. The lower ball joints on my pickup were both oriented with the bushing above the knuckle spindle and the threading and castle nut beneath knuckle spindle. In the tech manual, it shows the reverse orientation, (although the manual makes no distinction between 2wd and 4wd), bushing beneath the spindle, and threading/nut above. My gut is to continue with what was on the truck since the lower ball joints potentially seem original and it drove well enough for 20,000 miles I've put on it before doing this work. Thoughts?

Hello 12XU !!!
Iīm currently doing the same work youare doing with suspension,this is what you need for your 96 4wd:
SANKEI part# SB-4391 (upper ball joint)
SANKEI part# SB-4562 (lower ball joint)


Sankei is made in japan, it is also called ''THREE FIVE BRAND'' they last very long time, not to make the MOOG users feel bad, but my heavy duty nissan truckt is still stock and it takes a pretty hard beating in bad dirt roads everyday. Just donīt forget to grease them after you do the installation.

I grease mine at least once a month.
Good luck.
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