Tie Rod Ends U/L Ball joints Moog vs Duralast Need some guidance - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-15-2009, 12:02 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ada, Oklahoma
Posts: 60
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Strokinokie
Tie Rod Ends U/L Ball joints Moog vs Duralast Need some guidance

Hello i am about to go through my front end on my 1995 f350 2wd 4door dually. and i began to wonder? do i go with duralast, valucraft, moog, motorcraft..... the truck has about 170,000 miles and i would like to make this a 1 time deal. so i quess my question for you guys would be what would you use and why? any input would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
Ryan
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-15-2009, 01:28 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: MILLVILLE UTAH
Posts: 407
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Moog. I install front end parts reguaraly. There is a big diff. in manfuacturing quality. I would rather spend the extra dollars to not have to do it again.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-15-2009, 01:32 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Gloucester Va
Posts: 162
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I would consider the NAPA chassis line. This is there top grade of chassis parts. They have a life time warrenty, and they exceed the spec of OEM. They also have crease fittings. They are a little pricey, but I find them worth the money if you want the one stop shop.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-17-2009, 06:49 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,188
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
x2 on moog
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-17-2009, 03:19 PM
Emergency Services

 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Beeville, TX
Posts: 1,483
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Moog vs Valucraft .. I would definitely say moog. Unless you buy from Rock Auto (RockAuto Auto Parts), and then I would say Spicer hands down. I have installed about 3 dozen of these things, and he build quality is great, good price, and I haven't replaced another ball joint on a truck that I have installed these on.

Moog are hard to get installed without messing up the rubber boot. The rubber boot is crimped to the body of the ball joint, so when you press it in, the boot gets torn. Spicer has a removable boot. I remove them before I install them, then put the boot back on.

Whatever brand you pick, don't install them unless they come with grease fittings. There is no sense in installing a ball joint that you can't grease.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-17-2009, 04:09 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: MILLVILLE UTAH
Posts: 407
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have never seen a crimped on boot on the moog parts. I am not saying they dont exist.
I belive napa parts are moog also.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-17-2009, 04:42 PM
Emergency Services

 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Beeville, TX
Posts: 1,483
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The ones that I frequently work with are from Ford vans, which are the same part for the 2wd pickups. I don't know if the 4x4 ball joints are constructed different. On the Moog parts that I have looked at for my vans, the boot has a steel ring inside it that is crimped to the ball joint. It makes it impossible to press it in without putting your pressing dies right on that steel ring. There is no way to avoid messing up the boot as a result.

I haven't messed with other ball joints by Moog, only the ones that go in my vans.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 12-17-2009, 07:42 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,188
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i just put moog ball joints in the dana 60 that im swapping in last week, the boots werent crimped on
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 01-17-2010, 01:49 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Moyock
Posts: 320
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I just put moog BJ's on the front of a 92 F-250 4x4 and I agree the boots were not crimmped on, they come in the box and once you get the BJ's pressed in you slip it over the threaded end and they kinda "snap" on and they are very nice. Go with MOOG
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors