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ball joints

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rerun93, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. rerun93

    rerun93 Registered Member

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    just curious on what people think the best ball joints are. i need to replace mine soon and not sure what brand to get. i used to work for kragens and dont like mccay norris. seen way too many parts come back broken from defect
     
  2. Smitty

    Smitty 1/2 ton status

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    I've always tried to use Moog steering components.
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    best that money can buy. like moog . most of them are problem solver series with upgrades in side. and good synthetic grease all the time.
     
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    mr_clean 1/2 ton status

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    Can't say from personal experience, but a buddy of mine swears by the original spicer joints. He went through 2 or 3 sets before going back with new spicers and said they last the longest.
     
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    I have had good luck with Perfect Circle (Dana) brand.:waytogo:
     
  6. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    hard to say who's best anymore...

    It USED to be a name brand ball joint was the best,like Moog,Mquay-Norris,TRW,Perfect Circle,etc--but lately I've seen several Moog joints fail in short order,and a few of the others too,and not due to abuse or overloading--it seems many of theese companies now have their parts made in mexico or other forigen countries,and quality has become second to profits-

    This is not to say ALL the parts are junk,but they are not up to the same standards they were in years past---so be sure to keep a suspicious eye on any recently replaced parts--I have seen a few ball joints (moog) that were ready to come out of the sockets only 5 months after they were installed on one customers truck,and the guy never leaves the pavement,doesnt even drive it that much--only 5000 miles before they were both loose and sloppy!--and he wasn't happy,since he told me to "make sure I put GOOD ones in!"--so I bought Moog's,having sold them for 20+ years with nearly zero comebacks...:crazy:
     

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