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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 99, 3:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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I am rebuilding the front suspension on my 68. All new hardware. My local parts store sells Dana Corporation ball joints for twice the price of McQuay-Norris ball joints. Are the Dana ball joints worth it?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 99, 3:46 PM
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Does not seem right that they would be so different in price, as both companies are old-line manufacturers. However, neither is well known for ball joints. I do not think that I would pay extra for a Dana joint over the other. They are probably both good parts.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 99, 5:00 PM
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before you get "store bought" try these people Northern Auto 1-800-831-0884. Prices are vary reasonable.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 99, 8:23 PM
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i work in a frt end shop,we put alot of frt end parts in. in our expierence moog hold up the best,the danas should be quite a bit better than the mcquays. ive also seen alot of mail order kits that will act worn out when new. i always put moog in mine,just my opinion. troy
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 99, 2:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks JWagner, Harley and Troy for the responses. Harley, Nothern Auto deals McQuay-Norris ball joints for a good price. I think the cost savings will outweigh any/if any sacrafice in quality.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 99, 3:15 PM
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Check out Global West suspension at www.globalwest.net They have the best stuff on the market! I put it on my '67 Elcamino and it'll drag down a new ZR1 with no problem!

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