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EMF | 2013-2022 4WD DODGE RAM 2500/3500 LOWER BALL JOINT (SINGLE)

EMF | 2013-2022 4WD DODGE RAM 2500/3500 LOWER BALL JOINT (SINGLE)

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Pricing: $190.00

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Lower Ball Joints Fit: 

2014+ Dodge Ram 2500 4WD 

2013+ Dodge Ram 3500 4WD

 

What if you could replace your ball joints once and never have to press the ball joint out of the knuckle ever again?

If you’re looking for something LONG LASTING, REBUILDABLE and GREASEABLE, you have come to the right place.

What is Included?

  • 1 Single Lower Ball Joint
  • Install Nut
  • Install Washer (To avoid damaging the cap and the ring when pressing the ball joint into the knuckle)
  • 1 90 degree Grease Fitting Coupler so you can grease your ball joints on the truck without having to take the tires off.
  • Instructions & an EMF Sticker

 Spanner wrench and Intermediate Shaft Bushings Sold Separately

 

HOUSING MEASUREMENTS:

STOCK FACTORY LOWER BALL JOINT SIZE –  1.975"

MOPAR REPLACEMENT LOWER BALL JOINT SIZE - 1.977"

EMF LOWER BALL JOINT REGULAR BODY SIZE – 1.977" (+.001)

 

What makes EMF different than the other Rebuildable Ball Joints on the market?

  • As the years go by and miles are put on the truck and normal wear and tear happen, the Internal parts of the Ball Joints will also begin to wear. If, at any time, you start to feel Up and Down Play in the Lower Ball Joint, you simply take the set screw out of the side of the housing and tighten the Ring, then put the set screw back in, grease and you’re good to go!

  • EMF Ball Joints are TRULY REBUILDABLE – Which means inside the Ball Joint housing there is a removable race and pin. This removable race acts as the wear point inside the housing, protecting it from any damage.  When the time comes to rebuild the Ball Joint, there is no need to press the housing out of the knuckle.  You simply rebuild the Ball Joint right on the truck by removing the set screw on the side of the body, then removing the Threaded Ring or Cap using a Spanner Wrench.  Finally, you pop the internal race(s) and pin out and put the new ones in, tighten up the Ring/Cap, put the set screw back in and grease!  Saving you Time and Money.
  •  EMF is a Canadian Company, which means we need parts that last in all sorts of extreme temperatures. EMF Ball Joints are manufactured by us in our humble shop in Alberta, Canada.  EMF Ball Joints are made from 4140 HTSR Chromoly Steel and then they go through a process called QPQ Salt Bath Nitriding and this is what gives the material added strength and the smooth, long lasting, anti-galling black finish.
  • We don’t believe customers should have to pay an arm and a leg for good parts so we try to keep costs as low as we can while keeping the quality as high as we can offer.

   ** REMOVE THE LOWER BOOTS FIRST BEFORE PRESSING INTO THE KNUCKLE **

The Install Tool for the Lower Ball Joint is to avoid damaging the Ring when pressing the ball joints into the knuckle using a suitable Ball Joint Press. It is included with each Lower Ball Joint Purchased and is MANDATORY for installation. Pics below show how the Installation Washer is used on Lower Ball Joint and Installation Cup is used on the Upper Ball Joint:

 

Quick Facts about the EMF Ball Joint:

  • 3 Canadian/US Patents covering the design
  • Rebuildable so you will never have to purchase an entire unit again, you simply replace the inner race and pin and off you go. You can do this right on the truck without removing the housing from the knuckle
  • Serviceable so if you ever start to feel movement in the joint, you simply back out the set screw on the side of the cap and tighten the cap then replace the set screw. This can be done right on the truck without having to remove anything from the knuckle.
  • Greaseable so you can just pump a couple squirts of grease into it around every oil change and go
  • The entire unit is 100% Canadian Made by an Alberta Small Business. We have a strict Quality Assurance policy and each piece we make is numbered and logged with tolerances and measurements documented so if there is ever a problem we can look back on when it was manufactured and what the material specs were. 
  • EMF is the only Ball Joint with the removable race and pin (part of our patents).  Competitor products have a removable pin that can be rebuilt, however the inside of the housing will wear as the pin wears resulting in the inevitable replacement of the entire unit in the future, as the pin will no longer possess a tight fit.  By having the internal race and pin set on the EMF ball joint, the race will act as the wear point instead of the housing body creating a long lasting unit.
  • EMF’s price point is set below the competitor pricing which is very enticing to the customer. We are not only a manufacturer and business, we are also the consumer so we wanted to have something affordable and high quality available.
  • Each EMF Ball Joint unit is made from 4140 HTSR material and then sent to a metal treating facility to be Nitride Coated. Liquid Salt Bath Nitriding is a second heat treating process on the material resulting in up to a 30% strength increase as well as a beautiful black oxide corrosion resistant coating that also resists galling and does not reduce the tolerances of the pieces. 

 

EMF Ball Joint Warranty

  • Life-Time Warranty against Material and Manufacturers Defects. EMF will replace part of or the entire unit if it is determined to be an issue that falls under this category.  The customer is encouraged to contact EMF directly to determine cause of fault and to receive warrantied products.
  • Warranty does not cover breakage due to misuse of the product, improper installation or as a result of another component failure on the vehicle.
  • EMF Ball Joints are meant to be rebuilt, which means the internal races and pin will wear over time under normal circumstances. The internal race and pin components are not covered by replacement Warranty, unless it is determined there is a manufacturer defect that caused premature wear.  In order to maximize your product life, regular maintenance which includes tightening of the cap and greasing are required. 

Prop-65

https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/

EMF Greasing Instructions

Installation

How do I know I need Oversized or Regular Ball Joints?

If you know you haven't changed the ball joints out before, you will be just fine with the Regular Size. If you have changed them out before, but don't know which ones to order, here are a few tips.



First off... what is an Oversized Ball Joint?



It's simply a ball joint body with a large outer diameter measurement than factory made for the specific purpose of fitting in a hole that has been enlarged. It is not a heavy duty ball joint and nothing else other than the outer diameter is bigger.



The need for over sized ball joints comes only from :

1) Someone prior to you changed the ball joints and unknowingly installed over sized joints because that's what they were sold. They then struggled to press them into the axle and stretched the holes out.

2) Same as number one but a shop did it

3) Someone "usually an apprentice or DIY guy" decided to clean the hole with a flap wheel or some other abrasive and they hogged the hole out. (This is what oversized ball joints were meant to fix)

never ever

4) Someone, either a mechanic or DIY guy, pressed the ball joint in crooked with the press and just cranked it in rather than relieving it occasionally with a hammer (many mechanics seem to not like the hammer on clamp method) and chewed the side of the hole out with the ball joint body.



All reasons are because someone somewhere made a mistake. It's not because you wore the ball joints out really bad or because they've been changed a lot. However, if they have been changed a lot by someone incorrectly, then the holes can enlarge. Nothing is concrete. This is where it becomes hard to tell what you need. It's easy if the trucks never been touched.



Now for some signs of how to tell what you might need:

The easiest is obviously taking the old ball joints out and measuring them. If they came out easy, measure inside the hole in 4 places, then divide by 4 to get the average size. In the Ball Joint Descriptions on the website, there are sizes listed so you can compare to see which ones you may need. Of course, that will require some down time. If you can afford the downtime, this is the best option... but if you can't there may be a couple ways to see without taking the truck apart.
Take a look at the lower ball joint and see if there's a part number stamped into it. For example, if it says K7467 (Moog's number for 03-13 lowers) then you should choose the oversized. You may see another company part number stamped into it as well. You can always look up that brand and see if they have measurements that you can compare to ours.
Not all knurled ball joints are oversized. Some are standard sized and some are oversized. It's not a good way to identify. Knurling is simply a technique used by some manufacturers to make a random outer diameter without having to maintain a precise sizing, meaning they can fib a bit here and there and it will still press into the hole easy. The knurling flattens out when installed on cheap joints. On better quality joints they dig into the knuckle.
Oversized ball joints are a specialty item and should be marked to easily identify. They unfortunately aren't. We machine a ring around our housing to mark ours. I've noticed Moog has similar lines now. Their older ones did not. It would be nice if other companies would do the same so this wouldn't be such an issue.




Have a hole that is beyond the size of the oversized? We can custom machine one for you... we call these the "Fat Boys". For this you will need 4 measurements inside the hole of the knuckle and then divide by 4 to get the average. WE WILL NOT MAKE A CUSTOM JOINT WITHOUT PROPER MEASUREMENTS. You need to know what they are so you can get a ball joint that will fit properly. Just guessing can result in a housing being too large or too small and a waste of your time and money because they aren't returnable. Give us a call if you need a Fat Boy and we will be happy to help.

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