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balljoint replacement. moog vs ford motorcraft?

alright guys its time to replace my upper and lower ball joints on my 04 f350 dually. no lift butthinking of leveling kit or 4 inch in near future. which ball joints should i get? moog or motorcraft? i know ford doesnt make theirs someone else does but i can get the ford ball joints all together for 100 dollars cheaper than the moog ball joints. which ones should i get?

should i also change the axle shaft u-joints while im in there? i dont want to rip it all apart just to do the u joints 6months down the road.

it would also be nice to know what seals and other parts i will need as i am doing this saturday. i will be renting a ball joint press as well.

any info/help would be greately appreciated!!
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Good question

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also the ford ball joints are greasable, upper and lower as well as the moog ones.


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I just did mine over the weekend and I went with some from NAPA. I looked at the Motorcraft ones and I couldn't tell the difference. Ford put them in and the mechanic said they use the NAPA ones all the time. While I was add it I changed everything, inner/outer hub seals, ect. I did go with the Motorcraft ones and I'll tell ya, just in seals that was over $200.00. Have fun...

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moog isnt wut it used to be..id get the cheap ones

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well sounds like i will get the ball joints from ford than.
should i change my axle shaft u joints while im in there?
could someone please ist what seals i will need as this is my only truck so i want to get everything i will need before i tear into it!

thanks so much!
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Here is an awesome video which will show everything you'll need. As for the axle u joints I'd do it since you're already in there...


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