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Old 11-01-2010, 06:25 PM
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Ball joint confusion

I just found out that I need my ball joints replaced. I guess it's not too bad because I'm just about at 60k. My question is this. Which ball joints do I go with???? I've heard a lot of people here talking about the MOOG greasable ball joints but I've talked a couple of shops (who I consider very reputable) and they recommend the Dynatrac Pro Steer ball joints. Problem is the Dynatrac kit is $600!!! I haven't found the specific MOOG ball joints that I need but I know that they're much cheaper. Is it because the Dynatrac one is a kit?

Any help or recommendations would be very helpful. I'm in the military so I have to be a bit of a tight wad with what little money I do have. Also, I do have the 100K Ford Easy Care extended warranty. Would the ball joints be covered on that? I bought the truck new with the lift and larger tires so I assume the warrenty should not be affected by that.
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:36 PM
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Not sure on your warranty, but I have run moog in every vehicle I have worked on (family owns a car shop) with no problems to date. No way in hell would I spend $600 on ball joints. For 1/4 that I can keep moogs in my truck until its run into the ground lol
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:13 PM
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Moog will run you well under 200 bucks at jobber pricing.

Unless you beat the hell out of your joints off road day in, day out, go with moog.
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That's what I was thinking. I couldn't see spending that much on ball joints.

Kylev90, I see that you're in OH. I just moved here in June (Vienna, OH near Warren) and have been looking for a really reputable diesel shop. Out in SoCal, I went to OC diesel (those guys are great!). Are there any good places around here that you consider to be good and honest.
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Well I went to NAPA and bought there brand. They were cheaper and quality wise they looked to be on point. Also they were greaseable too, might want to check them out...
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That's what I was thinking. I couldn't see spending that much on ball joints.

Kylev90, I see that you're in OH. I just moved here in June (Vienna, OH near Warren) and have been looking for a really reputable diesel shop. Out in SoCal, I went to OC diesel (those guys are great!). Are there any good places around here that you consider to be good and honest.
For smaller stuff I typically can handle it myself, but need be she goes to Joe at dependable diesel. Hes in akron right down the road from the goodyear blimp hanger. His wife is a bit of a hassle to deal with lol but joe is a great guy. Anything bigger that would need done (motor work, tranny, etc.) I would definitly head down south and see carl at Redline. Its a little bit of a haul but I cant imagine you could possibly find a better shop. Good luck man. Get with me if you ever need any help with something. Warren is not far from me at all
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:33 PM
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Well I went to NAPA and bought there brand. They were cheaper and quality wise they looked to be on point. Also they were greaseable too, might want to check them out...
Thats where I always get mine and everythings been fine
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