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Moog Upper Control Arm With or W/O Grease Fitting?

Reading a lot of posts here it looks like Moog is the upper control arm of choice; especially with a grease fitting. Well that'd be Moog Part # K80054 on my heap but I haven't seen a pic yet (or text) of info confirming that there actually IS a fitting on that upper ball joint. RockAuto, PartsTrain, Amazon, Others..... (prices from $66 to $116)

I saw one How-To vid which showed a grease fitting - that's the only place.

Also one post here seemed to indicate via communication with RockAuto that it's a crap shoot if you get the fitting or not. So!

How do you get one with the fitting?
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Ha! I win! Looks like I stumpt the experts on this one.
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You can always add the zerk fitting yourself. yes its nicer to have it come with it however you can find the thread size and pitch of the zerk then drill the hole size very carefully into the ball joint cap. Tap the hole. Screw in the zerk. pump in some grease and your good to go
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Bingo! Thankyou. Never thunk of it. Not only that I've a friend with a machine shop - got all the tap drills and such.
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I see there is another post on this same question under search term 'control arm' - looks like I didn't search good enough. Sorry about that. That post said>>>
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I received a response from Summit, saying that the part they sell does not have a grease insert (even thought their picture shows one). I've contacted Moog as well, hoping to get clarification on the issue. My theory is that the old ones had the grease insert, at some point they've updated the part and removed it. Doing a search on Moog's website for K80052 or 54 will get you a description and a picture. No grease insert shown for either part in their pictures.
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Anyway it's crazy.

I phoned RockAuto and held on while they supposedly phoned Moog who supposedly said they were planning on redesigning to include a grease fitting sometime in the future.

I phoned AutoDirecPartsToYou and they said Moog already had redesigned and now all arms came with grease fitting regardless of what the pics show.

I've spent more time trying to psche this out than it would take to install the damn thing. I will order one and fix it up on not as needed.
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hmmm i would check a local parts supply and see what they have in stock... may cost more but you will know what you are getting
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I just received my order from rock auto. Moog control arm K80052 (upper right) has a grease fitting, the ball joint is stamped "moog problem solver" and is gray. It looks much better made than Moog control arm K80054 (upper left), which does NOT have a grease fitting, does not say "moog problem solver" (actually the only place it says moog at all is on the outside of the box), and is black. I too just got off the phone with rock auto who tried to call moog (it is after 6 pm, eastern standard time) to clairify if it is correct or not. The whole reason I went with both moog and rock auto is their excellent reputations. Let you know what happens.
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