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Anybody use any of the Nascar Advantage suspension components? I know they are from the makers of Moog....but is there any difference in performance between the two? Are they the same lol? Canadian Tire Is down the street from me, Rockauto isn't. Thanks
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Is it lifetime warranty like Moog? I assume it's the same stuff but I don't know for sure. We don't handle Moog at work anymore (Carquest). We have Raybestos now and we've had good luck with it so far!
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Apparently it is the Canadian Tire limited lifetime warranty. Just curious cause instead of ordering from Rockauto I can grab these parts. Its the shipping....cost and the god awful wait. Which can be eliminated from buying right here. Canadian Tire have really amped up their parts catalog lately, lol believe it or not.
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Rock auto ships fast... but then again you are in Canadia.
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Rock auto ships fast... but then again you are in Canadia.
Exactly. Canadia lol
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If they're made by Moog they gotta be good IMO.
go for it. what do you have to lose?
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Ok so check this out. Went to Canadian Tire today to price some Nascar Advantage parts, which is exactly the same as Moog parts from Rockauto, which I ended up finding out. Gave the auto parts guy an item that I wanted; upper control arm with balljoint for my make and model. Guys, I almost **** my self, they wanted $228 bucks for one! I was like, are kidding me?! I told him Rockauto is charging $53 buck plus shipping, which brings it to $98 total. He asked, is that some online site? Um, yes it is. He never heard of the site and he was blown away how much cheaper Rockauto was. I dont friggin get it. Same parts, our dollar is more but only 200% more for the exact part?! Get the ***** atta heeeeee! Unbelievable. Rockauto it is my friends. Lord have mercy. lol

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Excuse my ignorance fellas, but is there a reason why the RH MOOG upper control arm w/balljoint Part # K80068, is more expensive than the LH MOOG upper control arm w/balljoint Part # K8708T at Rockauto? It's a $20 difference. Thanks....trying to order my parts here. Does it have to do with a 4X4 torsion suspension set up?
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They are different somehow, I dont have a damn clue why but I noticed the same thing with the LH and RH.
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We sell parts to a Canadian company. We sell them at full cost plus whatever overnight shipping costs. It's still cheaper then if they were to get a 25% discount from a local company.
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We sell parts to a Canadian company. We sell them at full cost plus whatever overnight shipping costs. It's still cheaper then if they were to get a 25% discount from a local company.
Can definitely see that!
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They are different somehow, I dont have a damn clue why but I noticed the same thing with the LH and RH.
I know right! Whats really funny though is that the MOOG left and right upper control arms w/balljoints for the coilspring suspension are the same price. WTF? What gives? Am I missing something here?
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I know right! Whats really funny though is that the MOOG left and right upper control arms w/balljoints for the coilspring suspension are the same price. WTF? What gives? Am I missing something here?
Also to note: MOOG uppers for coil spring suspension...the balljoints are not replaceable or grease-able. I got my upper MOOGs from rockauto...and I just had one go. I bought another company that does have a replacable bj this time.
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Well I emailed Rockauto about this latest issue with the price differences between the the right/left side MOOG upper control arm w/balljoint. And this is there reply.......very speedy on the reply I must say.





Dear Dave,





Thanks for your question. I wish I had a cut and dry answer to your question, but I do not. We carry parts supplied by a variety of manufacturers and are able to get great prices by purchasing large amounts. I did a little checking on the back end of things and it looks like the price differences, in this case, are coming all the way from the manufacturer. In each of the warehouses that stock this item, the right is more expensive than the left.





I understand your confusion, since the parts are really quite similar, but for whatever reason the one side does run more costly than the other.



Well there you have folks. Wow, what a joke. I wonder if MOOG knows about this?

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Is it lifetime warranty like Moog? I assume it's the same stuff but I don't know for sure. We don't handle Moog at work anymore (Carquest). We have Raybestos now and we've had good luck with it so far!
How much you charging for the Raybestos front end components? Cause I have a Carquest not to far from me.
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I'd have to check at work on Tuesday after the long weekend... it wouldn't necessarily be the same price though where you are! We're a CarQuest associate, not a corporate store. I ended up putting a Dorman upper c/a on my truck... no issues there and I'm pretty sure they have a lifetime warranty as well!
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Well hopefully there isn't much of a price difference, im only a couple of provinces away from Ontario. Thanks for the help
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I was just meaning not all the stores will sell at the same price... someone working at a one store might not be allowed to sell at the same price over the counter as the next store you call. Hard to explain... lol.
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Gotcha, I guess it shows its not what you know, but who you know (behind the counter)lol.
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That's exactly it!
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I might have to check out Dorman c/a's then, if you say they hold up nicely. Thanks for the heads up
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Timberwolf, if you are ever in fredericton go to wood motors and talk to Randal in the parts department, thats who i deal with for all my parts in all my vehicles (not just ford) and he gives good prices.
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Thanks man, I will check it out, if the price is right.
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I remember hearing something about differences between left and right side UCAs. Something about one side being adjustable and the other not being. Then I also remember something about "Problem solvers" MOOG UCAs. They are the ones that the ball joint can be pressed out of to be replaced. The other MOOG UCAs I don't think the ball joints can be replaced in.

Don't quote me on this, I haven't researched ball joints and UCAs for a few months and I'm just going off what I think I remember. Plus I'm coil spring 2WD so my UCAs and all my part numbers are different so the whole adjustable thing might not apply to torsion bar trucks.

Maybe someone can expand on this...
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