Recommendations for lower arm replacement on lifted hoe?

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  1. 91RS

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    Buy OEM ones and you won't have to question the quality. Sure they're more expensive but you get what you pay for. I put new GM uppers and lowers on both of my trucks.
     
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    OEM meaning AC delco?
     
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    Yes
     
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    so, it's garbage because it's not convenient to grease? or it's garbage because the ball joint has failed? just trying to elaborate, I figured if the grease fitting is on top of the ball joint i'm probably going to have to take the wheel off to fill it with grease, or I am going to have monkey my arms around the wheel and tire, just like if I replace anything else with a grease fitting it's probably only going to be accessible in a specific manner.
     
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    What ever I can grease every other gm ball joints on a lift maybe turn tires left or right to access the ball joint grease fitting. No truck had to be on ground turned to the right just right or no go! I work on car,trucks tractors you name it everyday as a living .The rate at which I have replaced mevotch parts is often period. Garbage! If you like Mevotech by all means good luck !
     
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    so, lets be clear. your ttx ball joint (not lower control arm), (not upper control arm), just the upper ball joint has failed or no?
    I am asking specifically about the ttx line (severe duty) I am well aware they also make economic parts which are probably more prone to failure.
     
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    Have another beer!
     
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    I am asking because I currently have 125k on this vehicle, I drive it like i'm being chased by a gang of highway patrol, I take speed bumps and potholes with impunity, I corner and change lanes like mario andretti on the autobahn, I drive up and down on sidewalks to get around others. and my oem control arms and balls joints have not yet failed, when they do I want to know if the ttx line will meet or beat them
     
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    Once again, if the OEM parts have done so well why would you even consider anything else? Spend a little extra and get another 125k miles of police chases, speed bumps, potholes, and side walks.
     
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    at this point im between ACdelco and Moog. thoughts?
     

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