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new shocks and ball joints

to start i got a 02 edge with 75000 miles on maxed t-bars. iv found the shocks im gonna run but my question is should i replace both upper and lower ball joints and does anybody know a website were i can order them from besides ford. and also should i just stick with stock ball joints or are there any aftermarket joints i should put on there with those cranked bars? these are the shocks that im going to order.. any input? thanks

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Aftermarket joints and tie rod ends are beefier and greasible. I am running moog lowers and tie rod ends. Much better than stock. Eventually will go to moog ucas when i need to.
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Are the ball joints going right now?
If you are going to replace them, go MOOG. That way when you have to do the uppers next time, you dont have to buy an UCA, on the ball joint itself.
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where can i order the Moog joints and tie rods? thanks for the help this is the first time touching the suspension besides the breaks so im like a lost puppy
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Amazon.com has the best prices on them. Free shipping over $25..

I saved ~$50 with Amazon over Checker/O'Rileys
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alright so im kinda lost but i think i got it can someone just double check the part numbers for me... i got MOOG Part # K8695T for the lower joints and MOOG Part # K80012 for the upper joints.. sound about right?
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i think i figured it out im gonna go with amazon a little easier.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/part-finder...1681&carId=001

im gonna go with 2 of the lower ball joints and two of the upper control arms with ball joints.. sound good?
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your right on target
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sweet i guess all thats left to do is give them my money thanks for the help
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