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Just wondering where everyone buys their parts if they dont go to a store..I dont want to pay Napas prices, i know i can get moog parts cheaper somewhere. I need new tie rods, pitman/idler arm for the Tahoe..let me know what you got..thanks
 

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I have autozone, napa, carquest and now they are building an orielys..not open yet..

on a side note, for the NBS with rack and pinion, do i only need the outer tie rod ends? or both inner and outer?
 

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Ive always known Spicer was good stuff, but didnt know the diff. WHats funny is that OEM used them too since I have a Spicer front yoke.
 

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Wonder whats the difference between Service and Pro grade is...?
Pro Grade is OEM spec or better, service grade is what shops use to try to keep the prices down. Yeah you can use it but it won't last long. For example, a sway bar end link in pro grade will be like a 3/4" bolt, while the service grade will be 1/4".
 

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Pro Grade is OEM spec or better, service grade is what shops use to try to keep the prices down. Yeah you can use it but it won't last long. For example, a sway bar end link in pro grade will be like a 3/4" bolt, while the service grade will be 1/4".
You got it a bit mixed up. Pro grade is better than OEM spec while service grade is OEM spec or possibly a bit better. We use nothing but the Pro grade in our shop and we have 300 fleet vehicles that are driven by people who don't really care how they treat them. We found that the pro grade gave us much longer service life compared to the Moog problem solvers and the service grade parts.
 

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You got it a bit mixed up. Pro grade is better than OEM spec while service grade is OEM spec or possibly a bit better. We use nothing but the Pro grade in our shop and we have 300 fleet vehicles that are driven by people who don't really care how they treat them. We found that the pro grade gave us much longer service life compared to the Moog problem solvers and the service grade parts.
OOOPS, I mixed it up because I confused it with a parts line that they use at our local parts store, its called Professional's Choice. They normally ask us if we want Moog or white box, they don't like to call it cheap.
 

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Just to clarify...Since Im going to be replacing these parts soon and am looking for the best price.

The Spicer brand you guys mention is the Raybestos brand right?
Since I can "pricematch" like Joe does here at a Kragens...
 

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Just to clarify...Since Im going to be replacing these parts soon and am looking for the best price.

The Spicer brand you guys mention is the Raybestos brand right?
Since I can "pricematch" like Joe does here at a Kragens...
That's it, Just make sure it's the Spicer/Raybestos Pro Grade
 
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