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Raybestos ball joints

How many of you guys have used the Raybestos ball joints? I'm going to be replacing mine soon and I was gonna use MOOG but they have been bought out by another company (so I was told) and since their quality has went down hill. I personally see a new ball joint directly out of the box that had no threads. A buddy of mine has installed quite a few Raybestos joints and seems to be having good luck with them. Just curious what you guys think. Dyna Trac would be nice but I don't have the extra cash.

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Wow, I've never checked the price on dyna trac ball joints... $670 is crazy!!! I've heard the same thing on the Moog brand as well. I'm in for the results

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Can't speak to the Raybestos, but the DynaTracs are NICE! Installed mine earlier this year.

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Federal Mogul still owns Moog. No ownership change.

Moog medical devices (an entirely different company) was bought out

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Federal Mogul still owns Moog. No ownership change.

Moog medical devices (an entirely different company) was bought out
thank goodness. moog was top of the line of affortable parts!

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Can't speak to the Raybestos, but the DynaTracs are NICE! Installed mine earlier this year.

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I've installed a set of them also and they are definitely nice but I'm not spending $650+ for joints. If the truck was lifted or had a lot less miles on it, I might go that route. I do agree with you, they are for sure a quality product.

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I'll talk to the guy again that told me that. Maybe I misunderstood him. They might still be owned by Federal Mogul but their quality has dropped.

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I have them on my truck and after 30K they still feel like new. I am very happy with them and the price is very competitive. I watched the Video and it looks like they have a cool design.

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I installed the Raybestos ball joints and tie rod ends for basically a new trac bar. I am very happy so far with their product. Have not put a lot of miles on them yet. I had heard a bit of bad things about the moog ball joints from online to a couple diesel shops around town that have installed them. Mostly about memory steer. Although that may be more of an install issue but oh well. I decided o try the Raybestos.

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I installed the Raybestos ball joints and tie rod ends for basically a new trac bar. I am very happy so far with their product. Have not put a lot of miles on them yet. I had heard a bit of bad things about the moog ball joints from online to a couple diesel shops around town that have installed them. Mostly about memory steer. Although that may be more of an install issue but oh well. I decided o try the Raybestos.
I think that's the route I'm gonna go.

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I also have the Raybestos. Talked to my mechanic before going with them and he said he would never install another set of moogs in his shop he recommended napa but I went ahead with the Raybestos. So far so good with the Raybestos.


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