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Old 05-13-2014, 06:13 PM   #11
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I also noticed that Moog make a performance series Sway Bar Links, I will be also buying a set of then and get rid of the standard series Sway Bar Links on my car.
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I was planning on buying them from Rock Auto. After I get this issue dealt with I am needing to work on the other issue I'm having and that is I keep going threw hub assemblies every 4 months on one side. I have had it to 4 shops and no one can figure it out, so it will be left up to me to figure it out also I my be asking everyone here about this problem later on after I deal with the ball joint issue.
What brand of hub/bearing have you been buying?
I recently did one on the PA and SKF seem like good quality. Also avail at Rock Auto.
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I have the cheap house brand on there right now from Auto Zone but there is another problem that I also have to deal with first because that problem is whats making the hub assemblies keep going out and when I get that fixed I shouldn't have anymore hub assembly issues I hope.
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When you get the hub issue figured out I recommend Timken hubs, really good hubs IMO, hope you get the underlying issues figured out soon.
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most people only get a year or two out of autozone store brand stuff
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Well I had something come up and had to go out of town so I decided to buy the ball joints from a local auto parts store along with two new hub assemblies. The ball joints are from Moog and the hubs are the Precision brand, both came from my local O'Reillys. Also the new ball joints made it ride a lot better. I had to go to Oklahoma over the weekend and will be going back to Oklahoma again in a few days. I will be putting right around 1 thousand miles on my car in less then a week. It goes to the shop tomorrow for an oil change and a tire rotation then I will be leaving for Oklahoma on Wednesday. Thanks for all of the great advice everyone offered me. Also those darn rivets were a pain the the back side to get out. It took me 5 hours to drill the rivets out and put the new ball joints in along with putting the new hubs in to.
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thanks for the update, just be thankful for the riveted type, my yukon took all my tools of destruction/ biggest bfh/torch and many hours to get the pressed in ones out.

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I'm glad I had bought an extra 1/2 inch drill bit because I dulled the first one out after removing just 4 of the 6 rivets.
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Now I wonder what style of horn will make a cow move off of the dirt road. I had a few laying in the middle of the road on the way back and my horn wasn't making them move. So I got out and slapped them on the back side to make them move. They didn't like that at all.
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