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Old 02-25-2021, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default Upper Ball Joints Best Brand 2021?

Ok the snow-ice here in texas last weeks took out my upper left ball joint.
So i get to replace it and the right one.

Its 2021 and there are so many after market choices none seem to be from japan. Most are China Or Mexico.

Any advice on which are better.
Seems stores like autozone have duralast at $25+ Or Moog at $50+.
Ebay has 2 for $30 but all seem like there made in china and sold by drop shippers.

Rockauto has cheap junk $7 and Daily driver brands around $25+

So what have you bought and have they lasted.
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Old 02-25-2021, 01:34 PM   #2
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I generally go Moog where I can.
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Just checked moog on ebay seems there the cheapest for 2 and 3 day shipping is free.
Looks like rockauto wants $7.99 shipping and it will take 2 weeks.

So ebay & moog looks like the best choice
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Moog ball joints are junk now.

Pro-forged are amazing if you can still find them. They’ve apparently been discontinued. Next in line looks like maybe mevotech, those look good and will probably be what I use the next time I need some.
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That's sad to hear the moog stuff is poor quality now.
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Moog makes an economy line.

Avoid Ebay (see next comment), Scamazon (famous for counterfeit parts) and ALL economy brands.

AFAIK, the top of the line Moog. Is good. Top of the line Napa....good.

Rockauto...any of their DD line. I have come out OK there. I am thinking of Delco...i think.

Duralast...lifetime warranty and count on using it (economy brand)
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+1 for mevotech.
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Thanks for info
Yeah it looks like moog is now MADE IN CHINA
Bad reviews too
Napa huh
Rockauto i gave up on. Sent me 4 different tie rods for a 95 nissan. None worked.
Finally said they were old closeout parts and had then wrong part inside box.
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Napa wants $21.99 for napa ball joint & $51.99 for napa ball joint
Seems Napa-Autozone-Oreillys All sell Ball Joints For $20-25 and $50+
Looks like from all the reviews the cheaper the ball joint the quicker it fails.

I looked up the mevotech and found really bad reviews. Most of the cheap ball joints on rockauto if ya google review got really bad made in china junk reviews.

Looks like Napa or OEM if ya could even find them any more are the best

Napa Upper Ball Joint $51.99 Is the Same Picture As The ACDelco Upper Ball Joint On Rockauto For $24.89 Look Exactly The Same

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You can order Moog parts off their website, and you don't have to worry about counterfeit parts.

Most evenings from China is garbage, but they can make decent stuff. My guess is that if Moog parts are made there, they have found a decent manufacturer.
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