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Control arm kits?

Discussion in '2nd Gen - 2003 - 2006' started by getdealtwith, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. getdealtwith

    getdealtwith Active Member

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    Hi, has anyone here run Detroit Axle suspension components - mostly onroad - and can speak to how they lasted?

    I'm looking at this kit: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CTR1KXX/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_e428EbK4T7CH3

    If not, what are the exact part number Moog control arms, tie rods ends etc part numbers to get for an '04 w standard suspension? - For the right upper control arm for example I'm seeing a match for RK80712 and RK80719.

    Thanks!!
     
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    Just the price tells me this is Chinese junk. Beware Moog. It's not the Moog we knew. The last several parts I bought from them were only high in price. The quality was gone. All this has forced me to go with OEM where I can.
     
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    This good feedback, thanks. For Moog, I read elsewhere that "beware" supposedly only applies to certain part numbers. Don't know off hand which ones but there is RK and then another part number class.

    Did the part numbers you ordered and didn't find to be good quality match the ones listed above? - the reviews seem positive. (But people often review a newer product and don't always update the review if it fails after a relatively short amount of time)
     
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    I bought a driveshaft from Detroit Axle a couple years ago and had no issues. None they weren’t self-inflicted, at any rate… I ended up needing to exchange it for a perceived failure that didn’t exist. Long story, but I was wrong, and they treated me right.

    On the phone with customer support I asked about their operation. Apparently they make many of their components on site, but some are important. The customer service rep did not know which parts were “theirs” and which were made elsewhere.
     
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    Diagnosed what parts I'll need today and will be getting the Motorcraft ones. Rockauto also lists a couple of heavy duty Moog CK part numbers for control arms. Is anyone running those on an unlifted Expy w standard suspension?
     
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    I used Moog parts, just because the lower ball joint is greaseable on Moog, but not on Motorcraft. The Moogs have a lifetime warranty if that matters. Did you check your inner tie rod ends ? They are a weak link in the steering.
     
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    Detroit Axle parts in my experience are a tremendous value. In addition to owning a '98, '99, and an '01 Expedition XLT since 2009, I currently own a 2004 Expedition and a 2009 Saturn. I have purchased and installed 3 Steering Racks, 8 Shock towers, Rear trailing arms, Several HUBS, Rotors, and the above referenced front end parts kit. Those parts are heavy duty, and that package costs not much more than the Ball Joints.
    I agree that MotorCraft engine parts are always worth the money. Although I have had good luck with the knock off coil packs.
    Here in Mass the rust takes its toll. Either way, Good Luck!
     

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