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aftermarket question on suspension

Im wondering if anyone here has any experience with buy after market tie rods and ball joints for example like off ebay and i provided a link underneath of one. but im looking for your all advice and opinions on these cuz to me they seem pretty damn cheap especially compared to autozone by me.


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Do yourself a favor and order some Moog stuff from RockAuto.com , The Moog stuff will last and Rock Auto beats the heck out of everyone elses prices.


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Yeah just make sure you get the greaseable ball joints, your front end will like you alot more!!!

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Yeah just make sure you get the greaseable ball joints, your front end will like you alot more!!!
you reminded me something, how the heck do you guys grease your stock ball joints because i can not seem to get a grease gun on to my fittins with the universal there?
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and you say moog is the best?
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The top ball joints are next to impossible to grease once they are installed. They send you a 90 degree fitting but I never use it because its so close to the joint, I just grease them before I install them and then put the plug back in. Yes the Moog stuff is about the best your going to get. I just got all the ball joints and tie rods from Rock Auto and paid about 1/2 what the local Advance Auto parts wanted for the same stuff.


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Use a side fitting for your gun and it slides right on the zerk with no problems. I've seen them at Napa, even true value. But the only link I could find is from Grainger.

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/LIN...B13?Pid=search

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Use a side fitting for your gun and it slides right on the zerk with no problems. I've seen them at Napa, even true value. But the only link I could find is from Grainger.

Grease Coupler, 1/8 NPT - Grease Gun Accessories - Lubricators - 6WB13 : Grainger Industrial Supply

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never seen a coupler like that before that looks handy thanks for the advice

Bluestreak how come u bought the ball joints and tie rods at sme time, did you even need the ball joints are just wanted to do it all anyways cuz im debating on buying it all to in one shot, i have 164000 miles now but ball joints seem to be fine right now. thanks
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never seen a coupler like that before that looks handy thanks for the advice

Bluestreak how come u bought the ball joints and tie rods at sme time, did you even need the ball joints are just wanted to do it all anyways cuz im debating on buying it all to in one shot, i have 164000 miles now but ball joints seem to be fine right now. thanks
I needed ball joints so i figured it would go ahead and do the tie rods at the same time. I also replaced all the axle seals when I did mine, I just figured It would be best to do the complete front end.


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