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Old 03-07-2013, 10:55 AM
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Replacing Ball joints and tie rod ends

Iam in need of new passenger side upper and lower ball joints and all outer tie rod ends I am thinking about doing all moog problem solver greasable parts. Rock auto seems to be the cheapest on the Moog parts what brands are you guys all running?
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I used Moog Problem Solver upers and lowers on my 2003, I couldn't see trusting my 6 year investment to some Circle K $35 ball joints.

As long as you're in there, may as well do both sides and get it over with, I did.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:16 AM
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Yeah I already did the drivers side with Moogs upper and lower, But I am wondering what other options that are out there or opinions.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:22 AM
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Yeah I already did the drivers side with Moogs upper and lower.
In that case, I would DEFINITELY use the same Moog on the other side.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:26 AM
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Cool thanks for the input man!
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never checked rock auto but check amazon.com almost half the price oreilly wanted
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:54 PM
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Re: Replacing Ball joints and tie rod ends

Rock auto has some that are far less than what I paid, too, but I'm not trusting my truck to $15 ball joints. I can be hard on my truck and that's when you seperate the good parts from the garbage. Definitely don't want to launch your Souper Doody on cheap parts.

I don't try to, but it happens none the less.

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Look into XFR ball joints, or even the greasable motorcraft joints.... If u stay with MOOG go to partsgeek.com. prices are slightly lower then rockauto and shipping is far less.

http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/200...all_joint.html

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Look into XFR ball joints. If u stay with MOOG go to partsgeek.com. prices are slightly lower then rockauto and shipping is far less.
I tried XRF, both upper and lowers on both sides, 2 years ago.
Last year, I had to replace the upper and lower on the drivers side again..so instead of wondering when the other two would fail, I replaced them with Moog. If these fail anytime soon, I will drop the cash for the dynatracs.
Hate doing the same job every year or two.
Not saying the XRF are junk, just that my experience was less than stellar.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:30 PM
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Thats good to know..... Those dynatrc joints are awesome but $$$$, in your case doint the job twice and having to replace seals every time u do it, u would have broke even most likely.

Ive never had a problem with MOOG joints in the past but it does seem their product is changing. More and more i think about it, i may just stick with motorcraft as i know they usually last 80-100k and that all i will put on ball joints regardless if they are still goof or not.... well except the dynatracs.
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