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Hey Everyone,
This is my first post! I have an issue I am wondering if anyone else has ran in to.. I am working on replacing the upper ball joints on my grizzly, I took the upper arm off and got the old ones pressed out but when I go to put in the new ones it just pops in by hand. It is not a press fit like I think it is supposed to be.. Am I wrong and this is normal? At first I thought it was just because I got the cheap ones off ebay so I went ahead and ordered the proper OEM parts but they are doing the same thing.

I also tried a set that is made for the 2012 model year, since it was a different part number I figured they may have used it on some of the 2013 models. The 2012 ball joint pressed in like it was supposed to but did not fit in the knuckle. There wasn't enough thread to tighten it down.

Any Information, thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!
 

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Welcome from Colorado.
This is going to be an interesting thread, I wish I could help.
I've bought the a-arm for mine with the ball joint as part of the package.
 

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Thanks for the welcome!! I think I may have to just end up ordering new a-arms. Wish I would have just done that from the start. Haha
 

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I just did some research by looking at the part catalog on Partzilla and think I know what I will try next. I need to order the upper arms for a 2014 model.

It appears that 2013 is an odd year where they had the same upper A-Arm as the 2012 model, but the same steering knuckle as the 2014. But yet the upper ball joint is the same part number as the 2014 and not the 2012.

In 2014 they changed the upper A-Arms to a different part number and I think when they did this they must have changed the diameter of the ball joints slightly but kept the ball joint part number the same.

I am going to see if I can find a set of 2014 A-Arms (2BG-F3540-00-00 and 2BG-F3540-00-00) to get ordered and see if it truly does solve my issue.

I will keep this thread updated in case anyone else with a 2013 ends up with this issue. It has been kind of frustrating.. 😅
 

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Yes that is the one I ordered, If you look at the part diagram that part number is only for the lower ball joints on the 08-12. In 2013 they started using it as both the upper and lower.

Part Diagram 2012
 

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In 2014 they changed the upper A-Arms to a different part number and I think when they did this they must have changed the diameter of the ball joints slightly but kept the ball joint part number the same.

I am going to see if I can find a set of 2014 A-Arms (2BG-F3540-00-00 and 2BG-F3540-00-00) to get ordered and see if it truly does solve my issue.

I will keep this thread updated in case anyone else with a 2013 ends up with this issue. It has been kind of frustrating.. 😅
Although you may be correct about the different 2013 to 2014 ball joint diameters being the same (I have not verified part numbers), the actual lower a-arms between 2013 and 2014 are different, 2014 being 1" longer. I'd be certain about the 13 - 14 being a match on the upper a-arm before ordering.
 

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Although you may be correct about the different 2013 to 2014 ball joint diameters being the same (I have not verified part numbers), the actual lower a-arms between 2013 and 2014 are different, 2014 being 1" longer. I'd be certain about the 13 - 14 being a match on the upper a-arm before ordering.
Thank you for mentioning this, I looked into it and you are right about the a arms being longer, lower and upper, as well as the shocks are also longer on the 2014. So ordering those arms will not work for me..

I found my caliper today and was able to measure the ball joints to see the difference in the diameters.

The original ball joint measures: 1.2825in

The new OEM ball joint measures:
1.2805in

The cheap ebay ball joint measures:
1.2770in.

The inner diameter of the upper A-arms measures: 1.2800

It seems their tolerances are not held tight enough to get a proper press in fit.
 

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Maybe you need the a-arm too.
 

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Yes that is the one I ordered, If you look at the part diagram that part number is only for the lower ball joints on the 08-12. In 2013 they started using it as both the upper and lower.

Part Diagram 2012
The part# I listed is for a 2008 to 2020 upper ball joint. It maybe that the 12 has the same joint on the lower but that means nothing when you are asking the upper joint.

Your OEM measures 1.2805 while the a-arm measures 1.280 if correct indicates an interference fit.
 

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The part# I listed is for a 2008 to 2020 upper ball joint. It maybe that the 12 has the same joint on the lower but that means nothing when you are asking the upper joint.

Your OEM measures 1.2805 while the a-arm measures 1.280 if correct indicates an interference fit.
5LP-23579-00-00 is the part number for 2008-2012 upper ball joint.

The one you posted is part number 3B4-23579-01-00, which is what they started using on both upper and lowers in 2013. It is also what I ordered.

.0005 of an inch is not enough difference to be a proper fit.
 
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