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Replacing ball joints

Is it true the that on the 4th gen the front balljoints also fit the rear? I want to replace all my ball joints but can't seem to find any that say their for the rear. Thought I read somthing about this but don't remember where I saw it.
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Re: Replacing ball joints

Rear lower ball joint---- - Honda-Tech

Hope this helps. Supposedly they are the same.
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Re: Replacing ball joints

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Re: Replacing ball joints

Now for my next question. For the upper ball joints I don't want to buy the adjustable ones. I don't plan on lowering the car keeping it stock height. Where in the heck can I find stock upper ball joints? All i'm finding is adjustable and their too expensive. And no I don't want the whole control arm. Don't have alot of spending money.
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Re: Replacing ball joints

Ok I kinda figured out what I want to do. I only have 2 bad ball joints left front upper and left rear lower. Thinking that I'm going to just replace the boots on the rest of them and repack grease. And replace just the 2 bad joints. I priced oem boots and I'm shocked at how much that will cost. Wondering about the boots that come in the prothane total kit. Are they replacment ball joint and tie rod boots or do they just cover the rubber ones? It would cost the about the same for the prothane total kit as it would for just new ball joint boots.
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Re: Replacing ball joints

Most parts stores carry tie rod end boots, which also fit the ball joints. For upper balljoints, they can't be had from any parts stores. However they are on eBay. I installed a pair of these $40 balljoints and they seem pretty good. You need to rent a balljoint press ($100 deposit at Advance, but you get it back when you return it). When you press the new joint in, remove the boot first or you'll rip it

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Re: Replacing ball joints

So after reading this...you can replace JUST the ball joint on the front uppers?
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Re: Replacing ball joints

Yes you can. I went ahead and went with SPC adjustables. Expensive but worth it. And they are held in with a nut which I think is better. The original upper balljoints can be hammered out easily.
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