Lower ball joint part # from autozone, which one

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Lower ball joint part # from autozone, which one

Postby BravoDrew » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:46 am

My mechanic says I need a lower ball joints for my 86 2wd td spacer,

I am considering from these

https://www.autozone.com/suspension-ste ... icle=false

does anyone have experience with either ball joint?
why is the rare parts 2x the price of duralast?

any recommendations for aftermarket ball joint are appreciated
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Re: Lower ball joint part # from autozone, which one

Postby oldestisuzuist » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:13 pm

Duralast is AutoZone's house brand & hence cheaper in price, the other is some unspecified brand, probably little difference in quality.
If you don't have to have them right away rockauto.com has Moog K9551s for $30ea, other brands for as little as $12, all plus shipping. A 5% discount code is available to help offset some of the shipping.
I used Moog joints on my Trooper, they were cheaper from rockauto than the local parts stores house brands.
For a real bargain there's these https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Front-Lower- ... rk:27:pf:0
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Re: Lower ball joint part # from autozone, which one

Postby Halden » Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:14 pm

Moog makes great stuff. One of the better companies. If you can get them off of Rock Auto it'll be angood deal. Also try amazon.
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