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    Sr. Apprentice AZ_Kid's Avatar
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    What is the big difference besides price between these three pitman arms besides price. One is a Moog for $83, another is McQuay-Norris 4-grove spline $52 and the other is a McQuay-Norris extreme series 4-grove spline for $69. Wich one would you get?
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    I know Moog and their quality, never heard of McQuay-Norris before, I'd probably spend the extra money for the Moog. Any of them have any warranty? That would probably help in my decision.

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    On pirate 4x4 they were talking about this brand here is the link


    McQuay-Norris Extreme Ball Joints
    I used to work for a parts store that sold these, they are much higher quality than a strandard McQuay Norris joint, which isn't saying much.

    A lot of McQuay Norris parts arn't actually made by them, Iv'e seen two boxs same part number with two diffrent manufactures products inside.

    I still bought Moog over all other options. I think Summit Racing has good prices on Moog. Moog in my opinion is the best option.

    x2, I've always had good luck with Moog. I dont get it from Summit though, Napa and Carquest's premium bj/tre product line is made by Moog.

    spicer golds were far nicer then the moog stuff

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    i would go with the moog

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    Sr. Apprentice AZ_Kid's Avatar
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    Now does it matter if it's lifter or not? And all the prices were from checker.

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    Yes it could matter if it's lifted, depending on the type Pitman arm used on the lift.
    Some lifts use the factory pitman arm, I'm not a fan of this because it makes bad bump steer and some lifts will use a Pitman arm with drop to match the lift height. You need to determine which one your truck is using because the wrong one could cause issues.

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