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Old 12-24-2012
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Is it time for replacement?

I'm wondering if it is time to do some replacements on the ball joints and upper arms. I noticed the passenger side lower ball joint looked busted when changing the oil a few weeks ago so I looked around at the upper arms and the bushings are looking cracked and dry. Not getting any odd noises or rough riding, except when hitting crappy roads. Just want to see what you guys think and if I should start collecting the parts now. Thanks!

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I'd be doing the ball joints soon for sure... they won't last long with cracked boots. You can do just the boot, but if you're going that far you may as well put the whole thing in but that's just my opinion!
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Well, for the price that you can buy an entire new a-arm on Rockauto, you might as well replace them all (about 30$ each with new ball joints already pressed in).
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Get the Moog Joint... And do it all !
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I'm looking at these two part numbers from Moog. Lower arm K80052 and 54 and ball joint K8771T.

I've seen a lot of different part numbers so hope these are OK?
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Since you're doing a-arms you'll need 2x
Moog K80065 Cam Bolt Kit : Amazon.com : Automotive Moog K80065 Cam Bolt Kit : Amazon.com : Automotive
aswell. Doesn't look like you have them already.
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Thanks for the heads up on that one
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Can anyone tell me the difference between these two part numbers....besides price? And also what grease to use when I install.

K80054 & CK80054

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