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I was looking to do a front suspension makeover. I was wondering if there was a difference between the moog, raybestos, ac delco, parts? Is there a quality difference? they all look the same? i figure as long as they are solid, they are all the same. I am looking to do ball joints and bushings, possible tie rods. So is there a difference in quality. basically Would ac ball joints but moog bushing be better, or vise versa or any option etc?
For bushings i got everything in moog... however in my opinion The raybestos profressional grade is the best. But when it all adds up the raybestos end up being quite a bit more then the moog when doing multiple parts at once
I'm looking into getting the raybestos professional grade from a website that rhymes with 'flock rawto'. They are 3x the price of the cheap ****, but when you go to their website, the demonstration they showed me just makes me feel like its worth the cost.
I'm looking for inner tie rods though, not sure if its worth it for the bushings. But for the ball joints, if you can afford it, I would say do it. Disclaimer, I havent bought them yet, or put them in, so consider this an uneducated opinion.
thanks for the response. while raybestos professional grade is more, it is cheaper than many others prices. the prices on flock rawto are great. its still pretty affordable for everything when you look at the prices of others. i only want to do it one. im doing full suspension on my 408 so i want it perfect. a
I just did outer tie rod ends and upper ball joints today. I went with Moog for everything. I really like the grease fittings that come with them, as well as the lifetime guarantee. I held a Drive Works ball joint and a Moog side by side and there is a substantial difference... China being one of them.
I went Moog for everything except the upper balljoints. Couldn't stomach the $60 apiece. I went with standard grade Raybestos for those. They are easy enough to change out so I figured what's the big deal.
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