Ball Joints: Teraflex vs. Spicer

Control arm bolt is loose.

Assuming one has checked and torqued all control arm bolts and still suffers this type of noise/condition, would bad control arm bushings be a safe follow up? They didn't look obviously worn but are exhibiting fine checking/cracking of the rubber, what little of them I can see. I've got a noise similar to that described coming from the front end of my LJ and I've already checked the fasteners.
 
Control arm bolt is loose.

Yep, I was just under there adjusting the arms, my diff was hitting the steering. The arms are only two years old, “shhh, they are metalcloak.” I’m not sure if it’s relevant, I did upgrade to the Currie steering. Unfortunately I cannot remember when it started.
 
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Mine are tight but completely shot... have been for a while... building a shop has killed my finances and I'm saving up for Saavy control arms.

Keep on popping! And yes I'm risking breaking things meanwhile.

-Mac

Are you posting your shop build anywhere, Mac? I’ve seen a few shots but would love to see more.
 
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