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Old 09-09-2017, 12:14 PM   #1  
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Are Mopar OEM ball joints made by AAM? I know that Carli, Dynatrac, and EMF ball joints are best out there. I also know that they are all over $500. My truck is pushing 120k with stock ball joints. Moog seems to fail way before that. If I can get 100k miles out of another set of ball joints I will be happy.

I can do both sides using AAM for roughly $140. Just not sure if these are OEM and what came on my truck, or if Mopar are made by someone else.
AAM 74100001 - BALL JOINT SET fits 2003 to 2013 DODGE Ram 2500, 3500 with 9.25 inch AAM Front Axle

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Are Mopar OEM ball joints made by AAM? I know that Carli, Dynatrac, and EMF ball joints are best out there. I also know that they are all over $500. My truck is pushing 120k with stock ball joints. Moog seems to fail way before that. If I can get 100k miles out of another set of ball joints I will be happy.

I can do both sides using AAM for roughly $140. Just not sure if these are OEM and what came on my truck, or if Mopar are made by someone else.
AAM 74100001 - BALL JOINT SET fits 2003 to 2013 DODGE Ram 2500, 3500 with 9.25 inch AAM Front Axle

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I am not sure , before you decide go on Carli's website and read the description of the factory Dodge ball joints. Im surprised mine lasted as long as they did.I used Carli's and you can rebuild them if you ever had to.
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I have no doubt about the quality of Carli, however I plan to sell my truck when it gets around 200k miles. That's why I don't want to spend over $500 when all I need is another 80-90k miles out of them.
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I have no doubt about the quality of Carli, however I plan to sell my truck when it gets around 200k miles. That's why I don't want to spend over $500 when all I need is another 80-90k miles out of them.
Did you ever replace your ball joints? Did you use these AAM? I've got a 2006 quad cab 5.9 turbo diesel 4x4 with 103,000 miles and the ball joints have play. My truck is bone stock, stock tire size all it's life, rarely sees anything but pavement. I hate to spend $800 on ball joints, but I don't want any knurled / oversized parts.
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Did you ever replace your ball joints? Did you use these AAM? I've got a 2006 quad cab 5.9 turbo diesel 4x4 with 103,000 miles and the ball joints have play. My truck is bone stock, stock tire size all it's life, rarely sees anything but pavement. I hate to spend $800 on ball joints, but I don't want any knurled / oversized parts.
Yeah I got complete set for $132 shipped. Figured if originals lasted 100k then I'm good with spending $130 for another 100k miles. This is what I bought:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/142486649453?rmvSB=true
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