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Old 01-18-2012, 10:25 AM   #1
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I don't know which control arms I have on the car so I don't know which ball joint to buy, lol.

34-550 NA01-34-550 LWR BALL JOINT $68.22
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A (NA01-34-550A)


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34-550 NA01-34-550A LWR BALL JOINT $68.22
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What is the difference between 34-550 NA01-34-550, and 34-550 NA01-34-550A? Aside from the "A" at the end of course...
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I don't know which control arms I have on the car so I don't know which ball joint to buy, lol.

34-550 NA01-34-550 LWR BALL JOINT $68.22
$40.93
Qty Shopping Cart
Start Date End Date Notes
A (NA01-34-550A)


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34-550 NA01-34-550A LWR BALL JOINT $68.22
$40.93
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The two parts are equivalent. You'll notice the listing for NA01-34-550 specifies NA01-34-550A as an alternate (i.e., "A(NA01-34-550A)").
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Just don't get the chinese knockoffs. You'll be replaceing them again after less than 5,000 miles. Heat treatment (hardening) on them is absolute crap.
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if this is on mazdaspeed dev. when you add them to cart and check out, it may tell you that its replacing the 550 with the 550A. I have had that happen to me before on parts that they no longer sell, but have a replacement for. (part # always has to change if its a different part from the original)
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Thanks, gays.
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your welcome anytime, sexy
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They are the same price as Mazda and if the last ones lasted this long, I'll gladly buy another set from Mazda.
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A= Alternate... Meaning? Ususally when you see that, it means the part has undergone an update... Still the same part, and therefore the same cataloge #... Just with a revision...I.E. (A,B,C)
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So is that $40 the price you getting them for?
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Mazdamotorsports loves to leave superseded part numbers all over their site, I'm sure the A is just the new "alternate" version of that part.
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Thats a good price.
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