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KirtW
02-10-2012, 09:29 AM
Just wanted to clarify the change we are making at The Tire Club concerning the new Raybestos ball joint kits. Recently AffiniaGroup, parent company of McQuay-Norris, Raybestos and Wix has created a new brand for their chassis ventures and is using the Raybestos name. This does not mean that McQuay-Norris is over from what I can see, but they are taking the best McQuay products, like the extreme ball joints and selling them also as Raybestos now. We are very excited about the quality of the new pro-grade "blue box" chassis that is available now and much of it is made right here in the USA.

That being said the McQuay Extremes are getting harder to get, long back orders, etc. and The Raybestos is always available. The kits we sell for the 3rd gen Ram in the Raybestos blue box are the EXACT same parts that come in the McQuay boxes, so no difference in quality, but they are implementing a running change to the parts that will include knurling to help the trucks that have had multiple ball joint changes. You can see it here (http://www.thetireclub.com/item.wws?sku=50011175051311&itempk=504651&mfr=RAY?q=50011175051311&safe=active)

Thanks, kirt

1buck4me
02-10-2012, 04:12 PM
Is the warranty life time or is 2 years like it says on the raybestos web site. Thank you

KirtW
02-13-2012, 12:02 PM
Raybestos gives them 2 years, and The Tire Club handles the rest (lifetime)
Thanks, kirt

kevin93
04-18-2012, 02:11 PM
These parts aren't listed in their catalog "search make and model" navigator -- the only ones shown are the XRF products.

The kit linked to from above seems to be these from the Raybestos site:

500-1117
Professional Grade; Upper; Four Wheel Drive (4X4); By Design The Stud Does Not Articulate, It Only Spins. Up And Down Movement Is Normal ; 2 Per Car

505-1311
Professional Grade; Lower; Four Wheel Drive (4X4); 2 Per Car

...judging from the TTC part number:

Manufacturer: RAYBESTOS
Part Number: 50011175051311
Description: RAYBESTOS PRO GRADE DODGE BALL JOIN

...found on the link. It's a good thing someone is talking about them here, because you'd never find them on their site. [duhhh]

soulezoo
04-18-2012, 02:31 PM
Thank you for the information. Balljoints are a continuing concern for the Dodges and more choices beyond stock and moog are appreciated.

Fisherguy
02-17-2014, 04:34 PM
Just wanted to clarify the change we are making at The Tire Club concerning the new Raybestos ball joint kits. Recently AffiniaGroup, parent company of McQuay-Norris, Raybestos and Wix has created a new brand for their chassis ventures and is using the Raybestos name. This does not mean that McQuay-Norris is over from what I can see, but they are taking the best McQuay products, like the extreme ball joints and selling them also as Raybestos now. We are very excited about the quality of the new pro-grade "blue box" chassis that is available now and much of it is made right here in the USA.

That being said the McQuay Extremes are getting harder to get, long back orders, etc. and The Raybestos is always available. The kits we sell for the 3rd gen Ram in the Raybestos blue box are the EXACT same parts that come in the McQuay boxes, so no difference in quality, but they are implementing a running change to the parts that will include knurling to help the trucks that have had multiple ball joint changes. You can see it here (http://www.thetireclub.com/item.wws?sku=50011175051311&itempk=504651&mfr=RAY?q=50011175051311&safe=active)

Thanks, kirt

The BJ's in that link are knurled like the Moogs which I hear should be avoided, can you confirm that? I don't think the MN BJ's were knurled, where they?