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Why the PRICE difference between BALL JOINTS??

While searching in order to replace uppers and lowers on the Excursion, it was surprising how much price difference I found.
$10 each for private label or Mevotech
$17 for Raybestos
$25 for Moog

The money difference doesn't amount to a whole lot, but my curiosity is wide open about the WHY of the matter. BTW, those Moogs have a list price of $99 each... yeah, metal might be harder on the higher priced ones, but who's to know?

Since the truck won't see 25,000 miles in my ownership, I could go with the cheapo brands, and what would I be missing so long as I get them with grease fittings?

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MOOG is the only ball joint I will use, they are top quality. Better than the MC stuff IMHO


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I've had good experiences with Moog on both my PSD and gas F250's.
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I guess it's just one of those things that Moog has the best reputation. Since it's a rare day that the difference between the cheapest and the best is less than $50 for all four joints, I just ordered Moog uppers and lowers from RockAuto for $115 shipped.

Thanks, guys.

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Good call. Using cheap-o parts in a labor intensive repair makes no sense. Kinda like painting your house with cheap paint.

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Or like sleeping with ugly chicks. At the time, its the best you've got, but in the long run, you'll regret it. Go with the good stuff the first time.
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i used moog got about 15k on them and there goin strong. gotta buy the good stuff when your talking about the pieces that hold your tire on lol

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I went with xrf balljoints and they seemed to me a good product.

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