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Old 12-07-2012, 09:35 AM
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I bought my 01 Ram in May of 2011....when I bought it all the balljoints were done for safety.....the truck had 122,000 kilometres on it. Now fast forward to this summer and I had to do all 4 balljoints and all ujoints.....Truck as it sits now has 135,000 kilometres on it and I just now had to do upper passenger side ballljoint. I also just replaced the drivers side bearing which meant the hub and both calipers were leaking so I replaced them. And I have a feeling the front ujoints are gone again as well

Replacements are Moog, so good quality right? I don't off road it and use it to tow our camper trailer which empty weighs in at 3500 lbs. Has anyone else had parts fail with such frequency? The truck is in great shape with low mileage but I can't see myself doing the front end every year or so. I am regretting buying this truck right now.

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Old 12-07-2012, 09:39 AM
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Still using the same brand parts?
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:14 PM
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Yes, because they are warrantied. Moog balljoints are a quality make, no?
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I've always understood Moog to be THE BEST in suspension parts. I'm sorry to hear you had to that many problems with them. I'm looking into doing ball joints as well and now I'm second guessing moog
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If I were you I'd run a carfax and see if it had ever been in a wreck, more specifically frame damage, that or the odd occurance of a bent front axle. My gmas 95 dodge has 74k on it and still sporting stock everything..... brake pads included lol passes inspection easily every year. And I use to work at advance and Moog is excellent. Very rarely had a part come back due to failure, well that wasn't the customers fault.
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