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Old 06-22-13, 04:43 PM   #1
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I just installed my new lower ball joints today. I had decided to stay away from the beck arnley brand due to all of the bad reviews, and decided to give the Raybestos ball joints a chance.

Anyway for the price I paid I was surprised when I opened the box to check them out. They appear to be great quality and are stamped "made in Japan". Another thing I liked was the zerc fitting so they can be re-greased.

Has anybody else here tried these? Hope they don't have the problems other aftermarket ones seem to have.
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Old 06-22-13, 05:16 PM   #2
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Anyway for the price I paid I was surprised when I opened the box to check them out. They appear to be great quality and are stamped "made in Japan". Another thing I liked was the zerc fitting so they can be re-greased.
great info! - where did you get them and what is the Raybestos part number?

I have been hearing good things about Raybestos Professional line lately and not such good things about Moog and Mevatech
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Good info. Please keep us updated. I'm really liking the idea of being able to service the ball joints. Hoping these things are quality and last you a good long time.
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Rock auto has them as well as amazon.com
Right part number-5051306
Left part number -5051305
I put in Moog sway bar links and the quality seems to be good. I've only had them in for about 2 months now.
I guess only time will tell if these will last though.

The only thing I don't like about owning a 1st gen LS, is finding good aftermarket is such a pain sometimes. The Lexus parts are just so crazy expensive. I know the OEM parts are great quality I just cannot justify the cost on a 20 year old car.

The zerc fitting is difficult to reach once they are installed, but definitely doable.

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I just did a quick search and they make the UCAs as well. I've done a part number search for them on google and some sites say they are for 90-94 and other places say 95-00.

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Good to hear!
What other parts did you replace?
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Wold angled zerts make is easier to service
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hmm weird when i search at rockauto i cannot find the part by using the make model number, only the beck/arnley part comes up. this goes for both 90-94 and 95-00. but when i use the part number search to search on the number posted above it comes up.

$35 is much better than paying for the OEM part at $72 (discounted from $118 already)!
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This one right?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is...nt+ls400&i=aps
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@Dranom, yes that is the correct part. You can see the zerc fitting when you enlarge the picture.
@timmyOtool, wish I could help you find it. I did a google search "5051306 rockauto" and a part number search and it popped up both times.
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How are those ball joint so far? I need to replace mine soon
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Haven't even had them in a week yet, but so far they seem good.
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