Ebay front end repair kit

Discussion in 'Lifted Supension - Z71 & 4x4' started by Bonestock, Oct 10, 2017.

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    everybody likes a good bargain. The problem is all of the labor/tools/time required for front suspension/steering R&R. It's hard to say how long cheap Chinese grade parts will hold-up and nobody wants to turn around and replace a lower ball joint again after 6 months. At least with the more expensive, name brand parts you have confidence that it will last a long time, not to mention the consumer reviews and positive feedback that goes with it. I haven't always had the best of luck with even the most expensive ball joints in stock; after having to rent & borrow certain tools over & over, then spend hours upon hours replacing said parts when I would rather be doing anything else I just assume go for the best quality possible in these instances. But good luck and keep us in the loop on longevity issues.
     
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    Have about 12k on mine, no issues...another member here recommended them and they had 20k miles at the time.
     
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    X2, i've done that once or twice
     
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    Moog is China made as well, the problem solver is at least made in Taiwan which has stricter quality control.
     
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    I've ever used Moog's parts.

    most of my limited experience turning wrenches is with imports and I always chose Lemforder when available. They are also OEM for most of your German & British chassis components. Bosch & Lemforder.

    I started trying to use NAPA since they have a hub with unlimited stock located right up the street from me, but I had a bad stretch of faulty ball joints, gaskets, & bearings through their trade name so I completely stopped using NAPA parts 2-years ago.

    I've already been researching R&R for just about everything on the Yukon and I'm about 90% on the AC Delco. Moog has their "problem solver" supposed upgrades which isn't a bad choice but I still don't think that it would be my 1st.
    That's a good tidbit though; the p/s being manufactured in Taiwan, their QC & whatnot. I have never heard or seen any literature on that topic but I will look it up.
     
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    Subscribing to replies. I need most of those parts on my 04 Z71 w/ 252k.
     

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