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Old 08-29-2019, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by 55_327 View Post
Many years ago, I installed a no-name set of ball joints from JC Whitney (remember them?) on a Chevy pickup. The boots cracked in less than a year, and as a bonus one of the lowers ball joints creaked!

A few years later I bought a pair of CPP upper control arms with brand new ball joints for a 55 Chevy. Both had cracked boots right out of the box. Since the boots were not replaceable, CPP sent me another pair of ball joints, and even one of those boots had a small hole in it.

If Chinese manufacturers can't use the proper boot material, I can only imagine the quality of the ball joint itself. Scary stuff!

It's been Moog for me ever since, and I've NEVER had problem with them.
Interesting factoids: These days you never know where things come from all we can do is hope they have decent standards regarding quality control.
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