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Going to replace draglink...where should I get it from?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by heavy4x4, Nov 11, 2002.

  1. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Hey all,
    I'm going home this weekend so I figured I'd replace the old, worn draglink with a new one. (Just a stock replacement - nothing dropped or fancy) I found what I need at autozone.com, and there's an autozone near my house. So, should I get the autozone draglink, or is it shotty quality? If not there, where should I go? I'm close to dealers, napa, parts-hut, and carparts.
    Thanks...if you have other suggestions could you include the part #'s and prices (if you know them), too?
     
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    Personally I think who made the part is more important than who is selling it. Moog makes quality stuff.
     
  3. heavy4x4

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    I agree about Moog. I've got a Moog tie-rod that came from Napa.
    The manufacturer of the draglink at Autozone is McQuay-Norris. Sorry I didn't include that.
     
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    I agree with Dorian on this one ... get the Moog pieces. I just did the drag-link a month or so ago. Easy job, not overly cheap, but easy. IIRC I spent about $100 for both ends and the adjusting sleeve (bought some other stuff too so I dont remember exactly how much it was). If I can find the receipt (somewhere in the truck, I think) I'll get the part #'s and the prices ...
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Lucky for you I have the part numbers you need. I replaced my draglink about a month ago. All these PNs are for Moog heavy duty units-

    Tie rod PN:

    ES2026R
    ES2027L

    I suggest you spend the extra couple of bucks and buy a new adjusting sleeve. It's cheap and can save a lot of time if the old on is seized up.

    Adjusting Sleeve PN:

    ES362S

    Hope this helps, brother!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    I agree with the others, Moog is a quality part. I replaced my drag link about 3-4 months ago with the Autozone brand, I got both ends and the sleeve for about 60 dollars. They have worked fine so far.
     
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    Whoaaaa /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif...help me out with this!!!
    Those part numbers you gave me (thanks by the way), those are the same part numbers from Autozone. Does this mean that this "McQuay Norris" draglink is the same as a Moog? Sure isn't a Moog price.
    Here's the link

    I do agree with you about the adjusting sleeve - that's what I did when I bought my Moog tie-rod. I took one look at that adjusting sleeve and that made up my mind for me.
    Thanks again.
     
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    Is the Autozone draglink still tight?
    Are you happy with the quality?
    I don't have a problem spending a couple extra bucks if it means better quality, but if the one from Autozone is good, I'd rather not.
    Thanks.
     
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    Hmmmmmm......I'm in Canada, so maybe that has something to do with it. I always keep the box-ends with the PN stickers for future reference, and they say Moog on the box. The TREs also have Moog engraved on them. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    FWIW, Federal Mogul owns the Moog name. Maybe "McQuay Norris" is owned by Federal Mogul too. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    Could be...I'll have to check out the draglinks at Autozone before I go plop down an extra $40 at Napa.
    Thanks for your input, everybody.
     
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    Yep, it's still tight and doing fine. I am happy with the quality, I haven't had any problems with it at all.
     
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    Thanks, that's probably what I'll get.
     
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    You guys should look at www.autopartsgiant.com The price for those part #'s above at Kragen was $58.99 & they would have to order them. At auto parts giant they were around $26-29 each. Even after shipping & paying a rush fee it was only $70.
     
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    I just replaced min about a week ago. I bought them at Pep Boys. The cost was about $55 for the front and rear ($24.99 and $29.99, respectively). I saw no reason not to keep the original adjusting sleeve. I don't know who made them though.
     

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