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Old 08-14-2010, 04:10 PM
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ball joints.... great.

So I need new ball joints. Mainly tthe upper on the drivers side. But why not do them all, right?

So I called around. Les schwab wanted 704, for all 4. I thought that was a good price.

I went to wheel works (work next to them) and asked them, they initially said 900 ish. When I said that les schwab said 700 they worked a little magic, and said they could do it for 692 out the door. All 4. Sound good or too expensive?
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:14 PM
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i paid like 630ish i think..moogs and labor..75$ an hour labor
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:21 PM
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Ill have to see what they use. And how long do ball joints last?
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:43 PM
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moogs arent wut they used to be though. but theyre still more expensive..so thats ur call. and umm mine were absolutely shot at like 78k? miles. something like that. but i have 35s..all depends on where u drive, how big your tires. and all that.
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Old 08-14-2010, 05:39 PM
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Yeah I got 31s now, and do mostly city driving and occasional offroad/drifting (heehee) and its just the upper driver, but... I'm going to move from the sf area to wyoming, so better safe, and broke, than broke down, and even poorer
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Old 08-14-2010, 05:42 PM
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i just did a set at work in 4 hours.
Too bad you weren't closer, I am in nc. I would put 4 in for 200 bucks.(labor)
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:54 PM
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I would do them myself, but pressing stuff in and out I'm not too comfortable with. I like bolt on
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Dude I paid 200 for 4 on ebay rented a ball joint press from advanced auto and had it done in a day no problem. It is easier than you think.

And you can save 400$$
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:02 AM
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Im redoing axle seals so im replacing everything. What do you guys think about the autozone Ball-Joints there Lifetime warrenty and there greaseable. For 150ish you can get all four?

I have them in my 86 f150 my mechnic said he liked them, better then the ones from napa and carquest
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IMO I always go with Moog suspension parts.
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