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Spicer Ball Joints-where to buy?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mrk5, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    I would like to get Spicer brand ball joints. I found through searching that Auto Zone had a line called Perfect Circle that was made by Spicer. When I called them they don't have that line and the guy had never heard of it. Their lifetime brand is called Duralast. Is that made by Spicer?

    What about Napa? Theirs is called Precision and the guy thought they were made by Dana. Isn't Dana & Spicer the same thing?

    The local dealer didn't know who made theirs for sure. He thought they were Spicer, but wasn't sure because the box says GM. They had a kit that included one each of upper and lower ball joints for $42.30. That seems like a very good price, even a little lower than the parts stores.

    I konw Carquest has Moog stuff, but I like to stick with the Spicer brand.

    Any help is appreciated.

    TIA
     
  2. moneypit

    moneypit 1/2 ton status

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    Try Drivetrain industries. Huge spicer dealer.
     
  3. BIG*RED

    BIG*RED 1/2 ton status

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    i got my spicer ball joints from Six States Distributors. they sell pretty much nothing but drivetrain parts for every thing from our k5'a to semi drivetrains. the number for the local store here is 541-747-9944. give them a call or search for them online. there might be one near you. as they are in six different states..

    i paid apprx $23 per ball joint
     
  4. Cornfield creations

    Cornfield creations 1/2 ton status

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    I am pretty sure that the GM stuff is spicer, I got a set sitting at the shop for the 44 I can check them out. :wink1:
     
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    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    Six State Distributors. They sell only Spicer stuff.
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    my local napa man and shop owner said over a year ago thay nolonger carry or sell dana spicer products. thay have gone to lots of jap stuff.


    moog parts are vary good. and a/z stuff is getting vary crappy on the premium line. i have found lots of problems with there stuff the last few months.
     
  7. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    trever over at wfo concepts has a great..great price, I am not sure if it is the standard price he gave me, but it kicked everyone elses but,

    -shawn
     
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    I got my last set at pep girls.
     
  9. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Thanks everyone.

    I'll check those places out.
     
  10. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    I would just go get a set of Moog joints
     
  11. az-k5

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    The moogs have the upper grease fitting off to the shoulder of the balljoint. This allows you to grease it at any time with the shaft in place. That was a selling point for me. Carquest can order spicer stuff, their "house brand" is moog.
     
  12. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Moog

    I put moog ball joints in my old 44 when the new spicers went bad after 1000 miles..put 500 miles on the moogs and then swapped it for a 60.
     

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