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Old November 7th, 2012, 10:47 AM   #1
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What do you guys use? I'm thinking about getting either the Duralast (Moog in a Duralast box) or maybe Dana Spicers. Anybody know who would carry the Spicers around here or somebody that isn't out of state? Thanks
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Old November 7th, 2012, 10:59 AM   #2
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When i did mine i ordered dana spicers from 4wheelu parts and the were cheaper than the junk duralast ones but if u dont want to wait i would choose the moog ones
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Old November 10th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #3
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Just because AZ says they are made by Moog does not mean they are the same as what comes in a Moog box.
If I went to Moog and said I will buy 1 million ball joints from you but I only willing to pay $XXX for them, can you make ball joints for that price? What do you think Moog would say?

Maybe something like: Sure we can, but this ---- is the quality you will get.

Happens all the time in the world of auto parts.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 10:17 PM   #4
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Just because AZ says they are made by Moog does not mean they are the same as what comes in a Moog box.
If I went to Moog and said I will buy 1 million ball joints from you but I only willing to pay $XXX for them, can you make ball joints for that price? What do you think Moog would say?

Maybe something like: Sure we can, but this ---- is the quality you will get.

Happens all the time in the world of auto parts.
So true thats why if im going to spend the extra cash on moog i go to car quest
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Old November 10th, 2012, 10:25 PM   #5
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Yeah, autozone gives you a pretty good warranty, but you will end up using it, probably multiple times. And is it really worth your time to do the balljoints multiple times while you own the vehicle, instead of just buying a Moog from the beginning?
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Old November 10th, 2012, 11:56 PM   #6
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I used moog exclusivly for twenty yrs untill a few years ago.I started seeing problems and heard of others with the same problem.I did some research and ended up buying xrf balljoints for my tj from tireclub. They cost 1/2 of what the napa premiums I was using and have lasted longer already.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 07:08 AM   #7
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Just because AZ says they are made by Moog does not mean they are the same as what comes in a Moog box.
If I went to Moog and said I will buy 1 million ball joints from you but I only willing to pay $XXX for them, can you make ball joints for that price? What do you think Moog would say?

Maybe something like: Sure we can, but this ---- is the quality you will get.

Happens all the time in the world of auto parts.
Dale, what was the brand we were talking about switching mine to?

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Old November 11th, 2012, 08:12 AM   #8
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Duralast are OK if you don't use your jeep off road, or have bigger/offset tires.

Moog seem to have gone down hill bad! I recently warranted out all four of mine. Two of them it was the third time. This is with less than 8K, and NO off road.

I too have read great things about xrf, but bad as well. So who knows?

These guys have stepped up and built all metal on metal joints. Great reviews on the dynatrac, poly, alloy is pretty new to the game. But sounds like a solid choice as well.

http://www.dynatrac.com/products/jk/...ll-joints.html
http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...s-p-26182.html
http://www.seriousoffroadproducts.co...K-And-99-04-WJ
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Old November 26th, 2012, 04:56 PM   #9
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I just put the dynatrac ball joints in my 44 on my jk and they are very well made. I did a bunch of research and imo they are the best out there. I have not heard of anyone ever having to rebuild them either. They are pricey, but I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for.
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