I'm shopping.... looking for input yes/no from those who used any of these brands....
I need to replace control arms and ball joints (perhaps tie rod ends also) on my 08 stock Vibe (w/ Auto Trans, 166 K miles). I just had to have replaced the drivers side drive axle (which failed on the road within walking distance from a repair shop I know so I had them do it), and I'm shopping locally for the passenger side axle also. Drive/CV-axles (new, not reman) : Thumbs up/thumbs down on : Carquest from Advance, Duralast from Autozone, NAPA, 'Import Direct' from O'Reilly, Cardone Select from PepBoys? ... ? .... ?
Cardone FYI can be bought at RockAuto for 58 shpg included, 51 w/ free shipping on Amazon
Control arms... RockAuto has both sides Beck/Arnley for 84 plus shpg.
Ball-Joints .... RockAuto has Moog at 23 each ; Mevotech at 18 each.
Anyone has used 'Detroit Axle'? ... I ask because Amazon has Detroit Axle control arms, both, at 69 with free shipping. If Detroit Axle is any decent, I also found they have a almost-too-good-to-be-true six-fer on Ebay : both control arms, two ball joints, and two outer tie-rod ends for under 70 (and these with 10-year warranty!).
Yes/no, positive/negative, any of these brands?....
Thanks, Mike in Fl