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Old 03-21-2018, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What are the best ball joints to buy these days?

What are the best ball joints to buy these days?

I have always used ACDelco Professional. Those are now Made in Mexico.

I've heard bad things about MOOG the past few years - mostly since they are Mae in China now - from what I have heard.

Is anybody using PROFORGED?

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Where are Spicer ball joints made?

EMF - Made in Canada

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I don’t know about ifs shit. But Dana 44 stuff I removed some Napa blue boot that held up for 8 years. I put in some spicers in and I’m not that impressed with them. I’ll run them then put the Napa blue boots in when the time comes again.
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I don’t know about ifs shit. But Dana 44 stuff I removed some Napa blue boot that held up for 8 years. I put in some spicers in and I’m not that impressed with them. I’ll run them then put the Napa blue boots in when the time comes again.
Why not EMF or AC Delco Professional?

Have those that cuss ACDelco used the Professional grade or the regular grade?

I have no idea why a company would make 2 grades. Especially for such an important part. The price difference is not that great. Seems to me is all it would do, is ruin their reputation from people using the cheaper part and getting poor results.

Most people do not know there are 2 different Joints offered by ACDelco
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I’m testing Mevotech’s “Terrain Tough” ball joints. Beefy and good design by looking at it. So far so good.
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have always ran moog with no complaints.... but not hardcore...mild trail
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I get a year out of the moogs in the ranger at the most. They warranty them but still a pain to constantly change them.
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I’m testing Mevotech’s “Terrain Tough” ball joints. Beefy and good design by looking at it. So far so good.
Ive been looking at those.

After having more than a few POS moog joints self destruct due to shitty boots, Ive stuck to Raybestos premium for ball joints, TREs, etc. Although Raybestos doesnt seem to make them for my 2011 super duty thats just about due for TRE's. But the Mevotech line is....
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I sell a lot of Mevotech these days and the TTX line from time to time. I can post cut away pics that I use as demos if you are interested, all premium Mevotech is metal on metal gusher bushing. Most are nylon
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Cool to hear they are real joints

Id love to see some cut-aways!
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I get a year out of the moogs in the ranger at the most. They warranty them but still a pain to constantly change them.
same here and its time for all 4 again.

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Please post some pics I'm interested. What is the cost on a set of 4 on a GM D44?
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Probably not even $100 from rockauto for all 4
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same here and its time for all 4 again.

I must be a sucker for punishment Swapped a set into a 99 Dana 60 today. Will see how long they last

Please post some pics I'm interested. What is the cost on a set of 4 on a GM D44?
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YES, I use PROFORGED now they are great. I have used Moog, Mevotech, and store brands. I have had 7 failures with my Toyota Tacoma. I am glad through trial and error to have found Proforged. I know they are used in muscle cars and some race cars. It really is a solid made part that is not commercialized but should be

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Anything but moog. Napa house brand anything has always impressed me.
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NAPA blue boot is the way to go. I tried mevotech ttx in my truck and really wasn't impressed. I also hear a lot of people saying they don't like mevotech.
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NAPA blue boot is the way to go. I tried mevotech ttx in my truck and really wasn't impressed. I also hear a lot of people saying they don't like mevotech.
The NAPA joints are the only ones my friends hydraulic Monte wouldn’t rip apart in the first week of use. This was years ago however so I don’t know if they’ve changed them since.
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