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#3311374 - 03/14/14 05:56 AM Re: Moog suspension parts - quality?? [Re: garlicbreadman]
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Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 23569
Loc: ME
^ Yeah Deeza has that up-and-coming reputation.

I've had decent luck with Moog and TRW. TRW was rumored to be OE for my Saturn s-series. Remember many of these guys are also OE suppliers-- if you're going to run a suspension factory you'd do well to partner with new car factories.

Country of Origin varies from part to part-- one brand I saw sitting on a shelf had three part numbers, one each from USA, China, and Turkey.

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#3311380 - 03/14/14 06:06 AM Re: Moog suspension parts - quality?? [Re: garlicbreadman]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 9182
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Originally Posted By: garlicbreadman
Has anyone used Moog suspension parts? im looking to get a pair of trailing arm bushings and front lower control arms.

Im really concerned about how well the bushings will hold up. Oem is the way to go but considering the moog lower control arm is only 70 compared to 250+ for oem, i wouldnt mind giving it a try if the bushings are acceptable.

If you've had experience with MOOG aftermarket suspension parts, please share! Thank you.
it's going on my 01 acura integra with 155k miles. The rubber bushings are still good for now but i do see some surface cracks. I say it's held up well for being on coilovers for 100k miles and being driven in primarily SF.

Moog at one time was very good now its just a name, mostly mid grade quality stuff.
The RK line is considered mid grade by Moog, meaning maybe slightly better than white box or white box with better warranty but not much more.

Chances are better than good this part is third world manufacture and low quality, personally i wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole. The part is critical for proper handling and alignment.

Seeing its for an Acura i would go with in order of preference OEM, Beck&Arnley (good chance it is an OEM part), Deeza, Raybestos Pro if available.
Mevotech, Moog and white box are not on the list.

There are still a few NOS Moog products around but you have to look at them first, this part was never on the list.
Screwed up zerk threads, incorrect angle zerks, cheap Mickey Mouse boots, off center holes, poor overall quality are all to common with Moog these days.
In 40 years i have only had trouble with two brands of front end parts that cost me time, money and were genuinely poor quality items. Moog and Mevotech.
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#3313307 - 03/16/14 04:59 AM Re: Moog suspension parts - quality?? [Re: garlicbreadman]
david_ES2 Offline


Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 568
Loc: Fresno, CA
Moog is a mixed bag of globally sourced parts. especially for imports, some of its good, decent, or junk. Whatever they make for themselves is either made in usa or mexico.

I had a moog sway link go bad at the joint not too long ago, it started to make popping sounds, lasted about a year and a half. Part was made in mexico if it means anything, did a warranty exhange on it and all is well so far.

Recently seeing some moog brand made in china bushings and i expect more to come.
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#3313393 - 03/16/14 08:26 AM Re: Moog suspension parts - quality?? [Re: NHGUY]
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 458
Loc: FL
Originally Posted By: NHGUY
Originally Posted By: artificialist
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Originally Posted By: artificialist
Do you know someone with a Beck/Arnley part? Usually those are OEM at a lower price.



Says who? Interesting...


I have used them often. You can get them at Carquest.


I hear that Advance Auto Parts is in the process of gobbling up Car Quest.


Yes they are. Haven't yet heard when the funeral for CarQuest will be held.

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