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Old 10-24-2009
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What brand is best?

I just found out that my outer tie-rods are worn out and I've been looking at prices on-line. But there are so many brands to choose from and some I've never heard of. I don't want to buy crap made in China. Here are the brands I've see so far:
McQuay-Norris
MEVOTECH
RAYBESTOS
DEEZA
MOOG
AC-DELCO
MOTORCRAFT

Can anyone tell me of their experiences with different brands? I'd like to buy the best available.

TIA, Pat
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MOOG!!
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I'd go with Moog.
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There seem to be a lot of votes for Moog! Only problem that I'm having is finding an auto parts store here in San Diego that carries them. I might have to revert to Motorcraft. At least they're a known quality.

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Do you have an O'Reilly Auto Parts? I think they carry Moog.

I've found Amazon has the best price online.
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rockauto.com is cheapest. oreileys quoted me 474 for upper and lower moog balljoints. rockauto: 300 shipped. oreiley for the outer TRE: $40. rock auto: $25
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NAPA also carries moog
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Thanks for the help, NAPA (online, at least) doesn't carry anything for steering except sway-bar bushings. There is no O'Reilly around here but I did find out that O'Reilly owns Kragan which is here in So. Cal., so I'll try them. Thanks again.
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i can get uppers and lowers for a bit over 200 for the 4 locally but yes, do Moog.
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