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Old 03-18-2010, 08:39 AM   #11
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The OEM part has been redesigned several times. I have the most recent OEM endlink, and its a single aluminum casting, versus the welded steel rod of the original.

I would think that the single aluminum casting would be much stronger than the welded steel rod.

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I had two of the redesigned ones fail when the pillow ball pops out. I think I'm just going to get the auto zone replacements like posted above.
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If you keep an eye on Rockauto.com they have sales every once in a while . That was were I got my Moog End links at for about $30 including shipping..
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let me guess... you got that from the fj forums huh? Yeah I saw them too, but these have a lifetime warranty so i'm good. And Lowe9, I know they're aluminum but the problem is that they're also a cast piece. The fact that they are cast as aposed to any other type of manufacturing makes them prone to brakage (ie. potholes).
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Yes the OEM ones are prone to snappage. Dont thank me, thank Geezer, he is the first one to get them and use them. I took his advice.
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Yes the OEM ones are prone to snappage. Dont thank me, thank Geezer, he is the first one to get them and use them. I took his advice.
I doubt I was the first to use them but I felt it was appropriate to spread the word about something that seemed durable and also cost less. I think I was the one that also found the Moog's years ago as well (when the Ford units started to snap and only the same old stock units seemed to be the only replacements. Once again, the Moog's seemed the best at the time and are still good. The Duralast ones seem, at least to me, just as good for less money, and readily available from thousands of Autozone stores. Only time will tell if they truly are decent.
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