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Old November 2nd, 2015, 09:17 AM   #1
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Moog Ball Joints

Has anyone here personally used the Moog ball joints for our car? (Upper and lower) I'm getting my coilovers put on either this weekend or next week and needed new LCAs so i figured while I'm addressing suspension I'd inspect ball joints and replace if needed. I've always heard good things about Moog but couldn't find any info on them for our car, if you have any input for me please share!
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Old November 2nd, 2015, 10:29 AM   #2
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I used th elower one. They are taller than oem one so don't freak out if you press them all the way in and its not flush. I also used Moog lower control arm and Moog outer tie rods.
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Old November 2nd, 2015, 10:48 AM   #3
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I have my coil overs maxxed out and my car is low as hell and everything is stock other than rear camber kit . why are any of these needed should I get them as well?
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Old November 2nd, 2015, 11:28 AM   #4
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Are you are ball joints and Lower Control arms needed?My lower control arm bushings are shot so I'm replacing the whole arm since it will be more cost effective, I know i have a bad lower ball joint so I'm going to replace both. These are all suspension components as I'm sure you know, bad lower control arm bushings will lead to wheel hop and a clunking ride, and if a ball joint were to separate while on the road, your gonna have a bad time. My car has 130k so I'm just doing the needed maintenance.
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Old November 2nd, 2015, 11:31 AM   #5
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I need them all and its a ***** to do. Make sure you have friends helping you. Everything is heavy as **** when it comes down to suspension part, and if you live in the rust belt. Good luck
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Old November 2nd, 2015, 11:36 AM   #6
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No garage and way to cold outside for me haha so I'm having a shop do it, air tools and grinders are gonna be key to this. And I'm good friends with the guy so he lets me help to save on labor.
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Old November 2nd, 2015, 03:32 PM   #7
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I would go with OEM. Most, if not all, of those aftermarket dust boots and bushings don't last half as long as OEM.
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Old November 2nd, 2015, 06:51 PM   #8
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ive had the balljoints by moog on other cars with great results, i have their endlinks on my current accord and they seem to be great as well. i like the zerk fitting to grease them easily....good stuff

Edit: the moog balljoints creek. Esp in cold weather, do not recommend
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Old November 2nd, 2015, 07:20 PM   #9
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bad lower control arm bushings will lead to wheel hop and a clunking ride**usually when you turn or coming from a stop**
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I need them all and its a ***** to do. Make sure you have friends helping you. Everything is heavy as **** when it comes down to suspension part, and if you live in the rust belt. Good luck
No salted roads for 200 miles, with pb blaster the hardest part of suspension for me is the cotter pins. Its a good time.
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I have my coil overs maxxed out and my car is low as hell and everything is stock other than rear camber kit . why are any of these needed should I get them as well?
see above, these aren't so much components that are dependent on ride height, as they are parts that help adjustments go easier and longer for alignment and overall driving comfort. Ball joints allow more options for tuning if they're adjustable so that a lowered height can be more near the toe/cast/cam setting you want.
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I would go with OEM. Most, if not all, of those aftermarket dust boots and bushings don't last half as long as OEM.
Usually, I agree with this, but moog on our cars has proved reliable for LCA at least, considering the ones from the factory usually don't make it to 70k in one piece, anything is an improvement.
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Old November 19th, 2015, 02:49 PM   #10
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I did both sides front LCA. Used Dorman. Lifetime warranty and I kept the receipt. Actual labor was a *****. I live in NY so seized bolts. Had to use my sawzall.

My ball joint removal tool slipped and stripped my front lower ball joint stud when I was doing one side. FUUUUU

OEM ball joint is like 70$ shipped to my house.

Bought a junk yard knuckle (complete with ABS sensor, hub, lower balljoint) for $90 shipped to my house. Since I don't have the toolset to replace a ball joint that fit my needs perfectly and I would suggest it for you too if you don't have the tools to press a ball joint.

As far as picking a good used part. I used ebay and made sure I only looked at parts that had actual pictures of the part removed from the car. Most listings dont show the actual part so you can't see the condition and rust buildup.

Overall I like the dorman part. Suspension wise. 2 years and they look fine. I'm actually removing my ingalls camber kit this weekend and replacing the camber arm with dorman since my OEM had to be cut out due to rust.
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While Moog parts are good, 7th Gen Moog joints are weak. Numerous failures are reported among 7th gen members.
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Old November 4th, 2016, 12:45 PM   #12
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yup mine are making noises. Like a rusty door opening
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^^^^truth...the struggle is real
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Yeah my Moog LBJs failed in 4 months.
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Old December 12th, 2016, 03:41 PM   #15
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My moogs sound like a rusty door too especially when they get wet.
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Old December 12th, 2016, 03:44 PM   #16
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^ or when it is 20 degrees outside... God I should have went OEM...
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