Not only is Moog's front upper ball joint light on the wallet, but it's "Problem Solver" engineering makes it superior to the OE ball joint in every aspect.
Problem Solver: Moog K8194T
Can't get to your grease fitting?
Been experiencing shimmying in your front end? Does your steering wheel have some extra play to it? You know that your ball joint needs to be serviced, but due to the location of the u-joint, that is all but impossible. On the off chance you did get to your grease fitting, you probably damaged it in the process. DST would like to introduce you to the solution to your problem, Moog K8194T
The OE design of the ball joint did not account for the position of the u-joint, making it impossible to service. Since you cannot service the ball joint, the harmful road contaminants penetrate into the polymer sockets, causing early corrosion and wear.
Moog Problem Solver
To eliminate the OE grease fitting issue, Moog has relocated the zerk fitting to the side of the housing; turning a part that was once a servicing nightmare, into an easy to service ball joint. When considering the amount of stress a truck's suspension puts on a ball joint, it is no surprise that the plastic bearing in the OE part doesn't hold up either. Moog has designed this ball joint with a hardened, powdered-metal gusher bearing to add strength and durability.
Lifetime warranty that's light on the wallet
Not only is Moog's front upper ball joint light on the wallet, but it's "Problem Solver" engineering makes it superior to the OE ball joint in every aspect. It is also backed by a lifetime warranty that can be handled through our customer service team here at DST. So you can buy with confidence that you'll never have to purchase this part again.