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Old 06-21-2014, 04:08 PM
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Default Replace lower ball joint or complete lower control arm assembly?

My lower ball joint is shot on the passenger side of my 02 Ram. I started looking into replacements on rockauto and saw that they also sell a complete lower control arm assembly with the lower ball joint included.

They have a DORMAN Part # 521798 for under a $100 and the Moog Part # CK620743 for about $235. Seems both include the exact same things with the Moog being over twice as much.

Anyone have experience with either of these two options? It seems replacing the whole lower control arm as a unit would be easier than having to press in/out the replacement ball joint.

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If it's just a worn ball joint, just replace that imho. Can't go wrong with Moog parts. Might also compare with a Mopar part from dealer, you never know. I'm old fashioned and would not put a part made in China. A good mechanic will have no trouble pressing in the new part.
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I pulled my uppers and took them to a local shop and they pressed them out and replaced them for $60 a piece with NAPA branded Moogs.

I'm doing lowers this weekend, but I can drive those out myself. If I remember right the Moogs for the lowers were $60 a piece or so.
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