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Steeda X-2 Ball Joint install problem

Ok I order the x-2 ball joints from Steeda. Took the car to a shop. They said the Ball joints are 5 thousand too small., they order some from a parts store and they were also too small. I was thinking maybe the person before me changed out the A-arms for some reason. So I ordered the 2004 Cobra A-arms and with the Cobra arm the Ball joint go in too easy also. What is up. And when I try to reinstall the ball joints that came in the Cobra arms they go in too easy . is this safe? I know the ball joint just hold the spindle in place and the spring pushes down on the arm and that what keep the ball joint tight, but I never seen ball joints do this. I have tried 4 different ball joint and 2 sets of arms.
Car is a 2003 GT, Lowered with sportline spings
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Ok I order the x-2 ball joints from Steeda. Took the car to a shop. They said the Ball joints are 5 thousand too small., they order some from a parts store and they were also too small. I was thinking maybe the person before me changed out the A-arms for some reason. So I ordered the 2004 Cobra A-arms and with the Cobra arm the Ball joint go in too easy also. What is up. And when I try to reinstall the ball joints that came in the Cobra arms they go in too easy . is this safe? I know the ball joint just hold the spindle in place and the spring pushes down on the arm and that what keep the ball joint tight, but I never seen ball joints do this. I have tried 4 different ball joint and 2 sets of arms.
Car is a 2003 GT, Lowered with sportline spings Thanks
this is why ford racing only sells complete control arms with ball joints already installed, because once you press them out, it tends to warp the control arm so the new ones dont go in properly.


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Also u can get some from UPR performance fairly cheap the whole K-member and coilover kit for like 600$ It is also about 100lbs lighter than the stack one I have had the setup for 4 years now and love the room for headers and overall access.
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