Ball Joint - Caster/Camber

Vali Jo

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I have a '97 (TJ) with a 2 1/2" Rough Country Lift on 33 KO2's on my original axles and need to replace my ball joints.
(I replaced my tie-rods in 2019 but the ball joints appeared to be okay at that time).
I have a few questions related:
1. For the Uppers, how will I know what Caster/Camber I need (if any)?
2. Do the Lowers also have a Caster/Camber angle and if so, see question #1.
3. Any recommendation on brand (I've heard that MOOG has been bought out and is no longer)?
4. Any other information that you believe would be valuable related to this would be appreciated.

DISCLAIMER: I am not a mechanic but do try to do most of the work on my Jeep (if I can). :)

Thank you in advance.
 
I have a few questions related:

Castor is normally set with the control arms, not the ball joints.
Camber is normally not adjustable.
As far as brand, I haven't heard anything bad about MOOG; yet.
Although you shouldn't need them, there are offset ball joints available.
YRMV
 
Castor is normally set with the control arms, not the ball joints.
Camber is normally not adjustable.
As far as brand, I haven't heard anything bad about MOOG; yet.
Although you shouldn't need them, there are offset ball joints available.
YRMV

I understand what you are saying however when I am looking at ball joints, there are so many options. I want to make sure I get the correct ones. Below is an example of what I am seeing.

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Yes, I just looked on Rockauto and there are many to choose from.
I assumed stock was non-adjustable. :unsure:
Maybe someone else (with a '97) can help.