1971-89 Jeep CJ / Wagoneer AI-1102 Ball Joint Delete System by American Iron Offroad

1971-89 Jeep CJ / Wagoneer AI-1102 Ball Joint Delete System by American Iron Offroad

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The 1971-89 Jeep CJ and Wagoneer models, much like the earlier Ford models, traditionally use ball joints in their suspension systems to facilitate smooth movement and steering. These ball joints are essential but can degrade quickly under the harsh conditions of off-road driving.

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American Iron Offroad's AI-1102 Ball Joint Delete System, tailored for the 1971-89 Jeep CJ and Wagoneer, addresses these challenges. This system replaces the traditional ball joints with a more durable solution, reducing wear and tear, maintenance frequency, and the risk of failure. The installation process is designed to be user-friendly, involving the fitting of studs into the inner C's tapers, pressing cup assemblies into the outer knuckle, and securing with nylocks. This upgrade enhances durability, performance, and reliability for off-road enthusiasts.

In off-road vehicles, ball joints present several challenges:

  1. Quick Deterioration: The harsh off-road environment accelerates the wear of ball joints.
  2. Frequent Maintenance: Ensuring safety and optimal performance requires regular upkeep, increasing maintenance costs.
  3. Damage Susceptibility: Rough terrains can cause direct damage to ball joints, potentially leading to operational delays.
  4. Reduced Handling: Degraded ball joints impair handling and alignment.
  5. Failure Risk: During intense use, the failure of ball joints can pose serious safety risks.
  6. Seat Expansion: Regularly replacing ball joints can enlarge the knuckle seats, affecting fit and stability.


American Iron Offroad's AI-1102 Ball Joint Delete System covers a wide range of vehicle makes and models specifically the 1971-89 Jeep CJ / Wagoneer.

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This system is tailored for vehicles with solid axles, where the joints are integrated into the outer knuckle. It is acclaimed for its straightforward installation process, which includes inserting studs into the inner C's tapers, fitting the cup assemblies into the outer knuckle, and then securing the assembly with nylocks. Designed specifically for certain vehicle models, this system enhances the toughness and dependability of off-road vehicles by replacing traditional ball joints. The system's design focuses on ease of installation and robust performance under challenging conditions.

Key benefits of the American Iron Ball Joint Delete System include:

  1. Enhanced Durability: Built to outperform traditional ball joints under demanding off-road conditions.
  2. Reduced Maintenance: Less need for frequent ball joint checks and replacements.
  3. Improved Handling: Provides superior stability and handling on uneven terrains.
  4. Increased Reliability: Fewer components are prone to wear or failure.
  5. Simplified Installation: Easier to install than conventional ball joints.
  6. Cost Efficiency: Lowers the long-term expenses related to ball joint maintenance.
  7. Rebuildable: Allows for easy bearing replacement using a simple retaining ring.