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NAPA or MOOG lifetime balljoints?

trying to figure out which is best.both same price and both lifetime warranty.maybe same supplier different box? its for my brothers 05 dually 4x4.


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Just make sure you get their top quality joints. They offer different grades. Lifetime warranty but that is a job you don't want to do very often.

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I went with Napa.
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I haven't heard anything about NAPA's joints, but I've heard from several people that Moog's quality has went downhill over the last few years.

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I haven't heard anything about NAPA's joints, but I've heard from several people that Moog's quality has went downhill over the last few years.
That is why I went with Napa.
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I haven't heard anything about NAPA's joints, but I've heard from several people that Moog's quality has went downhill over the last few years.
ive used the moog "problem solver" components on my safari van that eats front ends and its been about 40000km and alls tight still,but that was done awhile ago.the main thing is regular greasing. but like said before its not something i want to do twice even with the lifetime warranty.

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I have the Napa ones on my truck now, shot again within year just like the first set. Supposed to be a lifetime warranty, which they are, but the replacement is only free for a year. I am getting a set of XRF's this time around as a lot of guys are using them on here, and Carli recommends them if you don't want to shell the $1100 for theirs. They are on e-Bay, $200 for all 4.
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As far as Moog, haven't heard anything good about them with out trucks, so I am going to stay away.

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"I have the Napa ones on my truck now, shot again within year just like the first set. Supposed to be a lifetime warranty, which they are, but the replacement is only free for a year."

so they only replace them at no cost for the first year? what do they do there after,pro rate them from the date of sale? i asked about the warranty for the moogs i bought awhile ago and they told me if theyre worn out in 10 years we replace them no charge.the moogs are stamped "problem solver " on the top where the grease fitting goes.

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Yeah I bought my Napa ones thinking if they wore out they would replace them, as Moog does. I was almost right at a year when the first set wore out, and Napa told me they are only free replacement for a year, but the lifetime warranty is against defects. My local Napa where I got them folded up at the end of the year, and I never looked into a pro-rated replacement. I am just going to try some XRF's this time and see how I like them, they seem to be popular among other forum members. The Moogs seem to be the least liked among dodge owners citing a faulty design which causes terrible steering problems because of the way the ball seats in the socket.

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well this is all good information that i wish i read last week when i got moog ball joints installed in my truck lol

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well this is all good information that i wish i read last week when i got moog ball joints installed in my truck lol
isnt that how it always is,lol.

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Hindsight is always a guaranteed 20/20! lol

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