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10-26-2012 11:58 AM
2GreenAutos Rockauto.com

If you search you can find 5% off discount codes too.

Seriously though, I tried to drill and knock out the rivets and ended up selling the ball joints and buying the whole control arm. Much easier, worth every penny. And Moog is a top teir brand. They call many of their suspension parts "problem solvers". In most cases better than Ford parts.
10-26-2012 10:32 AM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by apagios View Post
Yeah my Mevotech ball joints & tie rod failed quick, I will NEVER touch a Mevotech part for the rest of my life!!!
Never heard of them.
10-26-2012 09:59 AM
apagios
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Originally Posted by n00btard View Post
Moog isn't a crap parts supplier, and TBH neither is movitech. The Internet just deals in lower margins than physical stores do. The markup on auto parts is HUGE in retail to make up for the commission payments all the way up the food chain.

Some generic parts are still total crap, but in 2012 most of the generic brands are just ODMs since most OEMs don't make anything anymore.
Yeah my Mevotech ball joints & tie rod failed quick, I will NEVER touch a Mevotech part for the rest of my life!!!
10-26-2012 09:57 AM
apagios
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Originally Posted by Blue5ive View Post
Just be carefully when it comes to low cost (cheap) parts. More often than not you will end up havingnto replace those cheap parts very soon cuz they don't last. That is why they are cheap.
YES!!!! + a million

Did my entire suspension job, Used Moog on tie rod ends and sway bar links, used "Mevotech" on tie rods and Lower control arms.

2 years & 40,000 miles later, both ball joints and 1 tie rod are shot!

Avoid Mevotech at all costs!

I am debating on buying all new Moog LCAs or drilling the rivets and putting a Moog ball joint in. I already did the poly bushings, so it's a toss up of doing bushings again on a new set of LCA's or drilling the rivets and not toching my bushings this time.
09-10-2012 12:40 PM
n00btard
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Originally Posted by Blue5ive View Post
Just be carefully when it comes to low cost (cheap) parts. More often than not you will end up havingnto replace those cheap parts very soon cuz they don't last. That is why they are cheap.
Moog isn't a crap parts supplier, and TBH neither is movitech. The Internet just deals in lower margins than physical stores do. The markup on auto parts is HUGE in retail to make up for the commission payments all the way up the food chain.

Some generic parts are still total crap, but in 2012 most of the generic brands are just ODMs since most OEMs don't make anything anymore.
09-10-2012 11:56 AM
RazorbackMustang Car parts from Amazon.....a bookstore. What has this world become? I must be getting really old! LOL
09-10-2012 11:37 AM
Blue5ive Just be carefully when it comes to low cost (cheap) parts. More often than not you will end up havingnto replace those cheap parts very soon cuz they don't last. That is why they are cheap.
09-10-2012 11:26 AM
n00btard http://www.amazon.com/Moog-K80405-Co...1&s=automotive Moog front LCA with ball joint $70.

Amazon sells car parts for next to nothing, and there are places that are even cheaper. Why wouldn't you just replace the whole arm?
09-10-2012 11:24 AM
n00btard
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Originally Posted by RazorbackMustang View Post
Maybe I don't know where to look then. A control arm is double the price of the Moog ball joint which is already almost $80. There's no bushing noise from the front so I don't think the bushings are bad. I don't even know if the ball joint is bad, just planning ahead a little.
I don't know why you're paying so much for an OE replacement part unless you need it that same day. I rebuilt my whole suspension (front and rear) last month for like $600, and $200 of that was a full bushing kit. Zero need to spend more unless you're upgrading to a performance setup.
09-10-2012 11:20 AM
n00btard
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With new control arms also come new control arm bushings. Well worth the extra money spent than just buying and replacing the ball joints.
I'd get a poly bushing kit and just rip the whole damn thing apart while I was in there. It's a couple hundred bucks more, but they'll outlast the car TBH.
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