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This is a discussion on Balljoints within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; i was wondering, the orginal up and lower balljoints (sealed) and tierods are not greaseable. When i look for replacements, ...

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    i was wondering, the orginal up and lower balljoints (sealed) and tierods are not greaseable.

    When i look for replacements, the only ones i could find are greaseable.

    And what are the best balljoints ?

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    Moog makes good parts.
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    ^^ Moog makes about the best factory type replacements parts and have for years imho.

    The moog joints are also greaseable, IMO geaseable are better than non..

    In my experiance over the years serviceable parts last 10 times longer.

    Moog parts tend to be very reasonably priced and they make standard and HD (heavy duty) parts aswell.

    I also recommend their HD sway bar links (front and rear) also.

    Advance Auto carries Moog replacement parts.

    Or you can visit their web site.
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    thanks Transamtom and Smittro, for the quick info

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    Quote Originally Posted by pv-camaro View Post
    thanks Transamtom and Smittro, for the quick info
    No problem, I have personally used thier stuff on just about every vehicle I've owned from lifted 3/4 ton pickups, to my f-bodies, and smaller cars..

    Never once had to go back and replace anything from Moog that I've used.

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    Another vote for Moog.

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    i have had a 71 Camaro for several years, and replaced lots of parts with parts from Moog, and have never any problems with them,
    the only thing is was wondering, the orginal (GM) balljoints and tierods are maintenance free (sealed) and all the replacement parts needs to grease.
    Why are there not any sealed balljoints and tierods on the market ?

    I believe when you grease the balljoints on regular basis, they last much longer than sealed ones, but why didn't come the Camaro orginal with greasable balljoints and tierods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pv-camaro View Post
    i have had a 71 Camaro for several years, and replaced lots of parts with parts from Moog, and have never any problems with them,
    the only thing is was wondering, the orginal (GM) balljoints and tierods are maintenance free (sealed) and all the replacement parts needs to grease.
    Why are there not any sealed balljoints and tierods on the market ?

    I believe when you grease the balljoints on regular basis, they last much longer than sealed ones, but why didn't come the Camaro orginal with greasable balljoints and tierods.
    Good question..

    I don't have a concrete answer for that one.

    If I had to guess I would say it helped keep production costs down.

    Just as it was likely cheaper to produce plasitc intake manifolds rather than casting and machining them from alloy or iron, etc.

    Many parts on GM car's and trucks were/are out-sourced from various manufactures/suppliers from different parts of the world.

    It's possible the "maintance free" joints were likely less expensive to produce, and therefore less costly from that particular supplier.

    Geaseable joints are still sealed units they're just not maintance free.

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    I personally have used cheap ones, regreted it. Moog is the only way to go.

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