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Ball Joint replacement

I have some Fabtech upper control arms that need new ball joints, any recommendations on brands??? and links to them???
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Moog

can't think of the part number...
go to rockauto.com. cheapest you'll find them
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did your upper balljoints crap the bed too? Im probaby gonna get the greasable ones from napa
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I replaced them when I put the spindle life on.
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what is the difference between moog and greasables?
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i went to rock auto they charge $54 a pop for the coil suspension joints...
then i found another website that sold moogs for 41 and regulars for 36
but i dont see how the moogs would fit in my UCAs:
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oh and the actual joint that connects to the spindle looks completely different...im soo confused now...
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NAPA sells the Dana/Spicer ones around here but the uppers for an Edge are about 75ea... Crazy!!
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the top picture is a moog part but not for any ranger!

the bottom one is a trw part and is a lower ball joint.

i have used all, spicer, moog, trw.

the spicers have lasted the longest in the lower possision on my truck.

heres a pic of the moog upper one peice arm with replaceable joint
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those are the pics they gave me when looking for upper ball joints...they need to get their images with the right descriptions...alright so i guess ill hit up napa sometime and get some spicers...Mark what price did you pay for yours???
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the spicer lowers were around 45 each.

as soon as spicer gets the one peice arm on the market for the right side i will swap out the moogs.
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hmm...i should probably check my lowers too...
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how hard is it to replace the ball joints on our trucks?? or is it not worth the hassel and bring to the mechanic?

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Alon said just rent a ball joint press/pull (something like that) from local auto parts...im goin to try it myself...when i get around to getting the new ball joints...
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i just replaced all 4 and it took me 2 hours plus a lot of beer it was really easy
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hey guys, ok so i just got back from a buddy of mine and we agree i need new lower ball joints (stock front end(minus shocks)). im set on moog/napa greasable lowers, but now am completely in the dark on what to do with the "uppers", whatever that entails. need upgrade ideas
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i went to napa...they said the only thing they had were the ones that were already mounted to the upper arms...so i guess ill just have to order some online...
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