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My check list ball joints

Well im going to order my ball joints today...and i know i should be ordering moog but i need to save money cause i have to put money out for a wedding this weekend for one of my friends. what im asking is are these the correct part numbers for my truck. Will they work. if not i guess ill have to wait another week or so to order.

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Upper - DORMAN Part # 520221

Upper - DORMAN Part # 520222

Lower X2 - SPICER Part # 5051281
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seriously...people have found the moogs to OUTLAST any other ball joint out there.....under 300 total w/shipping from rockauto for the moogs man.......moogs.
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44.95 witha lifetime warranty cant beat it
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that was the checklist i posted last week. also read the last few posts
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You know what's funny...We just did suspension refresh at the parts store and all our parts went from a TRW box to a MOOG box and jacked up the price. Same parts as before just now have a different name
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seriously, my moog lowers lasted maybe 12K!

i have spicer lowers now, there still tight after 30K. i just replaced my moog outers with spicer units.

too bad spicer dosent make uppers.
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I don't like moog, I've had very bad experiences with them.

I replaced mine with TRW and OEM...works the best, and 13.99 for each lower...can't beat that! So far they have done me well, one set was 30k miles, and I have 6k on the new set...no noises or torn boots yet...unlike moog.
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Yep, got to agree, Moogs suck. I had Moog lowers and they went out real fast. I've had Napa Premium Gold lowers for going on three years. They're still workin.
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seriously, my moog lowers lasted maybe 12K!

i have spicer lowers now, there still tight after 30K. i just replaced my moog outers with spicer units.

too bad spicer dosent make uppers.
R U talkin about your outer tie rod ends because I'm starting to have trouble with my Moog outers and I've only had them for a little over a year. Story on Moog products is that quality control is ****. Most of their parts are made in the land of jabaneros and hat dances. Not to say that I've had trouble with other things made in Mex, but for some reason Moog= sh&t in my book now.
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A concern on cheaper uppers.. Are they serviceable? Do they have grease fittings?

I can get a set of uppers for 110$ for BOTH! They have no grease fittings and a 1 year warranty ( They last me all of 6 months IF I'm lucky ).
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A concern on cheaper uppers.. Are they serviceable? Do they have grease fittings?

I can get a set of uppers for 110$ for BOTH! They have no grease fittings and a 1 year warranty ( They last me all of 6 months IF I'm lucky ).
The cheaper ones are hit or miss. Some have grease fittings, some do not. I buy TRW from autozone and they all are greasable, and the boots can be replaced.

110 for both is cost, I would jump all over that!
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