View Full Version : balljoints

08-03-2007, 07:10 AM
moogs are 46 dollars each my price, and the quality napa ones which have some polymer in bwteen the two metal surfaces are something like 36, worth getting the moogs or not?

its a 10 bolt

08-03-2007, 07:16 AM
definalty the moogs.......when i had my D44 i used the cheaper ones the first time.. didnt last 3 months.. bought moogs the next round... n/p's yo..lasted till i took the diff out... over a yr..

08-03-2007, 07:50 AM
The napa first line ones are made by spicer. I've never had a problem with em. The second line ones are a little weak though.


08-03-2007, 10:56 PM
yeah, the napa ones sound half decent. Their 2nd tier ones arent even an option. Ive only heard great stuff about moog, guess you get wha you pay for.

Always broke
08-04-2007, 02:37 PM
Been in the industry for a long time i always used to buy Moog they are the best i had used . Until Working at Fountain had a customer with a 4X4 Dakota that was going through ball joints every 2 to 3 monthes they were moog ......We then figured why not put the Napa Chassis ones in for a try because they were out of stock with the moog ????? after a Yera and a half they were still in there and had very limited play with no driving change ?????? so just cause it says Moog on it doesn't make it all that good

08-04-2007, 07:48 PM
ive heard dakotas have had shitty ball joints problems for a while. This will be in a chev 3/4T with 37's, which will see daily driver usage and weekend wheeling.

m j
08-04-2007, 10:09 PM
Spicer Golds are nice
their tierods are nicer then the Moog stuff

08-05-2007, 10:05 PM
ended up buying the moog, we'll see how they last. I'm in the market for new tierod ends so ill look at the spicers ones.

08-07-2007, 07:24 PM
update, took the old balljoints out, im threading the insert castle nut looking "sleeves" into the top hole for the upper balljoint, it says the insert needs to be flush with the top of the ear, but still at 70 ft/lbs. None of the local auto part stores have the proper 4-pronged socket to use a ratchet and i dont want to chiesel it in?

08-07-2007, 08:56 PM
otc has them go to lordco or kms tools mite have stock and go to 85 lbs if your runnin 33s and better they will last longer and i use spicer ball joints their the best[cheers]

08-08-2007, 08:09 AM
went to lordco, they said no. I'll try again, if not KMS tools it is. I'm running 37's, plans to go to 38s if my wallet allows.