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I am new to the forum and have just recently purchased my very first ford. I have a 99 F350 four door long bed 4x4. It has the 7.3L powerstroke. I just got it threw inspection and they told me I need to put new ball joints in it. I was wondering what ones to go with. I am trying to decide on moog or raybestos brand. The raybestos are cheaper than moogs but I dont know wich is better and for what reasons. Please help
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Personally I would do MooG or OEM /Dana Spicer before Raybestos and get greaseable

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Go MOOG or Dyna Trac Pro Steer. Get all new seals and o-rings. It's nice to have the seal installer that drive the seals onto the stub shafts and it also seats them into the knuckle.

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After reading all the posts I went with the Raybestos Professional Grade ball joints. they cost me about $160 for all the ball joints. So far after 10K they are still tight as can be even with a 6 inch lift and 35's
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After reading all the posts I went with the Raybestos Professional Grade ball joints. they cost me about $160 for all the ball joints. So far after 10K they are still tight as can be even with a 6 inch lift and 35's
I've got an 03 excursion in the shop right now getting a 6" lift and 37's installed. I'll probably need new ball joints too. Did you install them or have a shop do it? How much did the shop charge if you don't mind me asking?
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I've got an 03 excursion in the shop right now getting a 6" lift and 37's installed. I'll probably need new ball joints too. Did you install them or have a shop do it? How much did the shop charge if you don't mind me asking?
I borrowed the tool from OReillys for free it took about 3 hours with air tools
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those are greaseable correct?

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those are greaseable correct?
Yes the are. That was one of the main reasons I went with them. Check out their website to see how they are made. I was impressed
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