EMF ball joints installed

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EMF ball joints installed

Post by DocPaulo » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:44 pm

Finally got my emf ball joints installed... very happy with build quality... havent driven it much to tell yet how good they are...

I had a challenge getting my rusted lower bj off.. broke down and bought a milwaukee impact wrench rated for 700ftlbs fastening... it made short work of popping the joints out... much better than a 4ft breaker bar...

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Re: EMF ball joints installed

Post by DamageWagon » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:52 pm

Excellent! Make sure that lower joints adjuster is not right against the ball, you’ll get weird handling. It’s gotta be just a touch loose.

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Re: EMF ball joints installed

Post by DocPaulo » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:58 pm

DamageWagon wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:52 pm
Excellent! Make sure that lower joints adjuster is not right against the ball, you’ll get weird handling. It’s gotta be just a touch loose.
Thanks.. saw that in their video that it needed to be wiggle loose... i did mess up in that i didnt orient the setscrew to be accessible without taking tire off... remembered it after the fact
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Re: EMF ball joints installed

Post by olyelr » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:51 pm

:rockon:

Maybe a blonde moment, but what did the impact do for you at getting the lower joint out?
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Re: EMF ball joints installed

Post by DocPaulo » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:07 pm

olyelr wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:51 pm
:rockon:

Maybe a blonde moment, but what did the impact do for you at getting the lower joint out?
Driving the press... i broke a 1/2 breaker bar with a 4ft cheater... the impact turned that screw like butter...
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Re: EMF ball joints installed

Post by DamageWagon » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:47 pm

DocPaulo wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:07 pm
olyelr wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:51 pm
:rockon:

Maybe a blonde moment, but what did the impact do for you at getting the lower joint out?
Driving the press... i broke a 1/2 breaker bar with a 4ft cheater... the impact turned that screw like butter...
Ah yeah the concept is to load the press up and then smack the knuckle with a hammer. The impulse usually pops it free. It can be very exciting when you’re turning the screw by hand and it lets go :excited:

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Re: EMF ball joints installed

Post by olyelr » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:17 pm

DamageWagon wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:47 pm

It can be very exciting when you’re turning the screw by hand and it lets go :excited:
Hahahahaha I know what you mean there :lol:
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Re: EMF ball joints installed

Post by DocPaulo » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:46 pm

DamageWagon wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:47 pm
DocPaulo wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:07 pm
olyelr wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:51 pm
:rockon:

Maybe a blonde moment, but what did the impact do for you at getting the lower joint out?
Driving the press... i broke a 1/2 breaker bar with a 4ft cheater... the impact turned that screw like butter...
Ah yeah the concept is to load the press up and then smack the knuckle with a hammer. The impulse usually pops it free. It can be very exciting when you’re turning the screw by hand and it lets go :excited:
I did that but the thing was rusted a d wouldnt budge... I gave up when the breaker bar snapped... saw on youtube guys using an impact and figured that was the key... it was...

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Re: EMF ball joints installed

Post by cb1987 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:59 am

nice work. do you know how the emf joints compare to the dynatrac ?

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Re: EMF ball joints installed

Post by DocPaulo » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:32 am

cb1987 wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:59 am
nice work. do you know how the emf joints compare to the dynatrac ?
Not really.. but they look to be good quality and rebuildable
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DIABLOSPORT T1000 canned tunes
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Firestone airbags with daystar cradles
Maghytec transmission pan, carli front diff armor, rock crusher rear diff cover
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Re: EMF ball joints installed

Post by TwinStick » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:24 pm

In WNY State. 2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls an 18' 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????

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Re: EMF ball joints installed

Post by DocPaulo » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:43 pm

I used a press like those but the breaker bar broke... used the high torque impact and the press removed it without difficulty...

Anybody doing this should use a press and a high torque impact
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Re: EMF ball joints installed

Post by Colibri » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:01 pm

I damn near broke my snap on press trying to get the old ball joints out of my axle after it had been trussed. All the heat from welding the 3/8” knuckle gussets hardened the knuckle bore I think. When it let go finally it literally sounded like a gun lol

Good looking joints, emf makes quality stuff. Good job tackling that yourself sir! :rockon:
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Re: EMF ball joints installed

Post by w2dodge » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:46 pm

very nice..that's next on my list..I still have their steering kit sitting in my garage..

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Re: EMF ball joints installed

Post by DocPaulo » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:33 pm

For those planning this... the lbj grease fitting is on the bottom and with 17 wheels is not accessible even with a 90 coupler ... learned the hardway
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Re: EMF ball joints installed

Post by DocPaulo » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:34 pm

Colibri wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:01 pm
I damn near broke my snap on press trying to get the old ball joints out of my axle after it had been trussed. All the heat from welding the 3/8” knuckle gussets hardened the knuckle bore I think. When it let go finally it literally sounded like a gun lol

Good looking joints, emf makes quality stuff. Good job tackling that yourself sir! :rockon:
I wanted to buy the bjp1 press.. those look nice
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Auxbeam 42 curved lightbar
Firestone airbags with daystar cradles
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Re: EMF ball joints installed

Post by TwinStick » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:52 pm

I'll say ! :shock: It is the most HD one I have ever seen. :rockon: Also... :cash: :cash: :cash:
In WNY State. 2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls an 18' 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????

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Re: EMF ball joints installed

Post by DocPaulo » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:36 pm

TwinStick wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:52 pm
I'll say ! :shock: It is the most HD one I have ever seen. :rockon: Also... :cash: :cash: :cash:
Definitely HD... also rebuildable..

Actually with the strong US to CDN rate price is cheaper than similar options...

The adjustability will make it last a long time
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Re: EMF ball joints installed

Post by cb1987 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:58 pm

i guess other sites dont like when you talk smack on moog joints. posted a youtube of emf joint in good shape while moog turned to dust. immediatly it was deleted along with my comment i wouldnt pay a penny for moogs :mrgreen:

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Post by RustyPW » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:15 am

cb1987 wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:58 pm
i guess other sites dont like when you talk smack on moog joints. posted a youtube of emf joint in good shape while moog turned to dust. immediatly it was deleted along with my comment i wouldnt pay a penny for moogs :mrgreen:
What site was this? May have to pay them a visit. :mrgreen:
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Re: EMF ball joints installed

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A site deleting comments for talking bad on the shittiest child-labor made bargain bin pot metal parts??

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DamageWagon wrote:
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A site deleting comments for talking bad on the shittiest child-labor made bargain bin pot metal parts??
Censorship :doh:
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Re: EMF ball joints installed

Post by cb1987 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:59 pm

the post was put back up so no harm no foul. heres the video. emf looks legit
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