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Old 04-16-13, 02:34 PM   #31
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Will do I will order them this week at Lexus.

Since I just did a timing belt, water pump, VC gasket, and spark plugs on my 430. I mind as well do the rest like Ball Joint. Thank you for the tip you guys!
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Old 04-16-13, 02:37 PM   #32
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I have 171,xxx miles and running well. But when do I have to change them? When I hear a clicking noise? Cause I want to do this before I it fails on me and that would be a bad day! Thanks you!
From research, most members start changing it out at around 90,000-100,000 and that's what I'm doing. I don't want it to snap on me and damage more parts of the car..I'd rather spend under $200 right now than pay hundreds of dollars later..
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From research, most members start changing it out at around 90,000-100,000 and that's what I'm doing. I don't want it to snap on me and damage more parts of the car..I'd rather spend under $200 right now than pay hundreds of dollars later..
Okay imma get this done this week at work.... I'm guessing its about 100 each?
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Okay imma get this done this week at work.... I'm guessing its about 100 each?
I got a quote for $120 both sides...I'm in socal.
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Old 04-16-13, 05:17 PM   #35
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Moog vs. OEM is the same as No Fail vs. Will Fail

my next set will be Moog at 180k still have a long time before seeing that though.
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I have moog tie rods ball joints sway bar links and bushings so far so good
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Moog vs. OEM is the same as No Fail vs. Will Fail

my next set will be Moog at 180k still have a long time before seeing that though.
What do you mean Moog will not fail and OEM will...?
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What do you mean Moog will not fail and OEM will...?
For Christ sake SEARCH!!!! Please spend a full day looking and READING the sticky links above sheesh...all of your questions will be answered. Go to the suspension forum and read read read. Hate to come off rude but come on....help yourself.
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So PepBoys says I have some play in my Ball Joints (98 GS300 148k). Want to replace ball joint and control arm, then do alignment. I'm not mechanical so please advise best steps and approximate cost.

Thanks so much.
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So PepBoys says I have some play in my Ball Joints (98 GS300 148k). Want to replace ball joint and control arm, then do alignment. I'm not mechanical so please advise best steps and approximate cost.

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1)Go to yelp.com or cartalk mechanic files.

2) Find local mechanic

3) Call them, ask for price quote

4) Ask them additional questions
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Just got the lbj's installed. Man the OEM ones looked beat..
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Old 04-17-13, 02:54 PM   #43
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I don't know if the 3rd gen has lbj failures like the 1st and 2nd gen. Make sure you put grease in them after install.
3rd Gen had lower ball joints mounted the right way up. This way the grease doesn't run out and the ball joints will probably outlast the car.
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Interesting to know that Moog brand lower ball joints and outer tie rod ends are manufactured by 555 "triple 5", made in Japan.

I just got Raybestos brand "Professional Grade" of those same parts, and that's exactly what they are: 555 and made in Japan.

So - that answers the question of which is better? Moog vs Raybestos - exactly the same, for these parts, at least.

The Raybestos upper control arm/ball joint has a manufacturers mark "SH" and is made in Taiwan. Appears to be well formed and good quality.
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I've used Moog over OEM and have had great results in all my cars. Having grease zerks is a plus since you can grease them yourself and know they'll always be lubricated.
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