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Well I got it done. Took an hour because the dang snap ring was a BEAST and the cheap pliers we had wouldn't work. But all in all not a bad job at all. The old ball joint was one of the worst I've seen lol


See, what I tell ya lol now check the tire toe to make sure you don't go eating those tires up.
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Bumping this back up to see if anything changed in all your recommendations.

Would using the ACDelco arms or the blue balljoints with my existing arms be the best way to go?

Finally sold the set of Blizzak winter tires from Roni's Traverse, so Ive got the money to rebuild my truck's front end.
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if you buy AC delco, buy "ACDeloc OEM", not the professional series. the pro ones are cheap ones. i still like the NAPA NCP part number ones but i do that due to warranty
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Bumping this back up to see if anything changed in all your recommendations.

Would using the ACDelco arms or the blue balljoints with my existing arms be the best way to go?

Finally sold the set of Blizzak winter tires from Roni's Traverse, so Ive got the money to rebuild my truck's front end.
I end up using the moog problem solver uca's. Do not use the AC Delco professional uca's.
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if you buy AC delco, buy "ACDeloc OEM", not the professional series. the pro ones are cheap ones. i still like the NAPA NCP part number ones but i do that due to warranty
Agreed. The ac delco professional uca's suck.
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Looks like the NAPA NCP 2605240 that James likes (for $125/pc) are the same as the Mevotech CMS20360 (for $59/pc). Same pics. Looks like the same ball joint.

Interesting.
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Looks like the NAPA NCP 2605240 that James likes (for $125/pc) are the same as the Mevotech CMS20360 (for $59/pc). Same pics. Looks like the same ball joint.

Interesting.
You might want to also look rock auto.
The moog problem solver uca's I have life time warranty. The price is good also. They also have mevotech the last time I looked.
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I use the Moog problem solvers from Advanced Auto, and walk in with the old ones when they need replaced. Give them my phone number then walk right out with new stuff in hand. NAPA’s quality has went down the drain. No one likes replacing stuff right out of the box or shortly after. Even if your labor is free it’s not worth the hassle.
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Raybestoes pro grade ball joints pressed in factory arms upper and lower jmho no problems here
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I use the Moog problem solvers from Advanced Auto, and walk in with the old ones when they need replaced. Give them my phone number then walk right out with new stuff in hand. NAPAís quality has went down the drain. No one likes replacing stuff right out of the box or shortly after. Even if your labor is free itís not worth the hassle.


News to me on the napa stuff, been the same stuff Iíve gotten for the past 10 years. Itís dependent on want part number you get though
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