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Old August 30th, 2012, 04:40 PM   #1
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dana 44 ball joints

ok so im building a set of dana 44s and ive looked at ball joints and cant figure out what i want to do
it looks like decent ball joints go for about 50 bucks each at the parts store
i know moog used to be good but i have heard that they arent anymore, i have heard the same about other brands too
so basically at $200 a set should i spend the extra 50 on a set of synergy ones or what
i just want to know what you guys run and what is recomended all info is apreciated
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Old August 30th, 2012, 04:47 PM   #2
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I'm really happy with the synergy ones I put them in my jeep a few months ago well worth the extra money. I went through two sets of the autozone brand in a year. It gets real old changing ball joints that much.
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Old August 30th, 2012, 04:52 PM   #3
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Get some spicers.
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Old August 30th, 2012, 05:28 PM   #4
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Old August 31st, 2012, 08:08 PM   #5
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Ya I have thought about the spicer ones too
I could find them locally too
I jus didn't know if it was worth the extra $50 to get the synergy ones with a greasable lower
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 11:46 PM   #6
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any more opinions?
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Old September 4th, 2012, 01:34 AM   #7
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rock auto for ball joints on the cheap. scientific or valley truck parts in gaylord you can buy the wheel bearings for like 40$ a hub.
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Old September 4th, 2012, 04:54 AM   #8
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I would go with the Synergy.
We can get you Spicers also.
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Old September 4th, 2012, 05:48 AM   #9
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Spicer ftw!
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Old September 4th, 2012, 05:50 AM   #10
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But the cheap ass in me says buy the moog at either rock auto or advanced auto parts online with discount code the pick up in store for a big savings.
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Old September 6th, 2012, 05:29 PM   #11
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MOOG Sucks now adays. Only reason I have them on my truck is because they are under warranty. Personaly I have had good luck with XRF front end parts. I know you should be able to get them at any Auto Value stores.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 06:35 PM   #12
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I would go with the Synergy.
We can get you Spicers also.
are the synergy that much better then the spicers?
i know they have the advantage of a greasable bottom
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Old September 7th, 2012, 07:24 PM   #13
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rock auto ftw. I just snagged upper moog ball joints for $6 each. I hope they last :fingers crossed:
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Old September 7th, 2012, 08:09 PM   #14
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http://www.dynatrac.com/products/jk/...ll-joints.html
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Old September 8th, 2012, 05:37 AM   #16
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$600 ball joints aren't in the budget lol even though it would be cool to have a rebuildable ball joint
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Old September 8th, 2012, 06:33 AM   #17
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Personaly I have had good luck with XRF front end parts. I know you should be able to get them at any Auto Value stores.
or better yet... how bout XRF on the super cheap! i ordered a set from here. i run XRF's in my super duty and am putting them in my D44 as well
i'll drop a link for the upper and the lower. this place ships fast too

http://mibearings.com/xrf-chassis-ba...-joint-p-40777

http://mibearings.com/xrf-chassis-ba...-joint-p-40668
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rock auto ftw. I just snagged upper moog ball joints for $6 each. I hope they last :fingers crossed:
i can't deal with rock auto after they tried putting the screws to me on 2 gear sets they lied to me about then didn't wanna give me my money back when they showed up wrong.. then it still took 3 weeks to get my $.. search rock auto porblems youi'll see i'm far from the only person thats had issues with them and thier crap customer service
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Old September 8th, 2012, 07:13 AM   #19
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i can't deal with rock auto after they tried putting the screws to me on 2 gear sets they lied to me about then didn't wanna give me my money back when they showed up wrong.. then it still took 3 weeks to get my $.. search rock auto porblems youi'll see i'm far from the only person thats had issues with them and thier crap customer service
x2 I have had trouble with them too. But I still buy from them because of the prices.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 08:48 AM   #20
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just put Moogs in my front axle last night. I was happy with the quality. They may be cheap chinese knock offs these days. But they were readily available and carry a lifetime warranty. No big deal having to replace them. little bit of anti seize on the hub bolts and they'll come off easy every time
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