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Old 04-20-2017, 08:15 AM
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Question 2000 Durango 4.7 Suspension Repair

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I'm planning to replace upper/lower control arm bushings, ball joints, inner/outer tie rod ends, and shocks. Found a Detroit Axle set of ball joints and TREs, but feedback on the company is very mixed. Could you please provide insight into its worth? Their price is very attractive, but I would obviously not want this to be to the detriment of quality. Going for Moog, Mevotech and the like would cost me 3x as much.
 
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:29 AM
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You get what you pay for. General consensus on this forum is to use Moog for suspension components.
 
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:35 AM
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I agree with Keaton. But then, I can't imagine anywhere where going cheap on vehicle repair is a good idea. It's not like you do these repairs all the time. Saving money on toilet paper is fine, on auto repair, not so much.
 
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:38 AM
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Amazon has very good prices on Moog parts just so you know. I don't ever buy parts local unless I absolutely need them that day. But Amazon is almost always the cheapest on Moog
 
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Allow me to rephrase: has anyone here had any experience with Detroit Axle parts? Moog is way beyond my budget. What other brands provide good value? Is Mevotech (their Supreme line) a decent choice?
 

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Old 04-21-2017, 06:35 AM
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I'd also appreciate some advice on the shocks. Is it better to skip the economy options (Gabriel Guardian, Monroe Monro-Matic Plus) altogether? How do Gabriel ProGuard fare? Which brands and what models are recommended?
 
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:26 AM
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I prefer Monroe. Never had an issue.
 
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:38 AM
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If you go monroe, don't get the cheap basic blue ones that are like 20 a set. They're horrible and you won't even be able to tell you replaced them. I finally bit the bullet and put billstein 4600 series on the front of mine and couldn't be happier
 
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:20 AM
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I assumed that the cheap Monroe shocks were trash. Thanks for confirming. Still hoping to get some opinions on Mevotech Supreme suspension parts before finally making up my mind and ordering.
 
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:48 AM
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In the 3rd gen Dakota section, Mevotech is a big no-no. Junk.
 
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