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#4209284 - 09/22/16 08:36 PM Are moog suspension parts junk?
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4845
Loc: Houston, Texas
I just had a shop replace both upper and lower ball joints and both inner and outer tie rods and I'm starting to feel some loose parts down there. Mainly when going up or down a bump slowly where it makes the truck rock back and forth you can feel it. I just had these parts put on maybe 5 or 6000 miles ago.
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#4209289 - 09/22/16 08:41 PM Re: Are moog suspension parts junk? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Ethan1 Offline


Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 1632
Loc: 'murica
Rocking back and forth? Sounds like shocks.

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#4209294 - 09/22/16 08:42 PM Re: Are moog suspension parts junk? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
barkingspider Offline


Registered: 12/22/13
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Loc: socal
I recently replaced the same suspension parts on my escalade and many previous trucks w all Moog parts. Zero issues. We're they installed correctly?
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#4209295 - 09/22/16 08:46 PM Re: Are moog suspension parts junk? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
cptbarkey Offline


Registered: 02/27/12
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Loc: texas
your truck will explode any minute, sell it to me.

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#4209297 - 09/22/16 08:49 PM Re: Are moog suspension parts junk? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
clinebarger Offline


Registered: 12/19/13
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Moog "Problem Solver" parts are generally really good, But I don't do suspension work as often as I did years ago.
My 2500HD has the original Ball Joints at 350,000, I just keep them greased.

Without actually checking the condition of yours....You can't condemn parts just because that was the last thing installed!
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#4209300 - 09/22/16 08:54 PM Re: Are moog suspension parts junk? [Re: Ethan1]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4845
Loc: Houston, Texas
Originally Posted By: Ethan1
Rocking back and forth? Sounds like shocks.


I'm talking about you go over a speed bump and the truck rocks back and forth a couple times, not because the shocks are shot, that's just what trucks do. lol
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#4209303 - 09/22/16 09:04 PM Re: Are moog suspension parts junk? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
mclasser Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 2227
Loc: The Northeast
Moog has a lot of their stuff made overseas now so it makes one wonder about quality. I guess I got lucky with their USA-made tie rods on my Accord.

Jack the truck up and look for loose parts. If the joints came with Zerk fittings, give 'em a couple shots of fresh grease.


Edited by mclasser (09/22/16 09:06 PM)
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#4209307 - 09/22/16 09:06 PM Re: Are moog suspension parts junk? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
ejes Offline


Registered: 01/11/16
Posts: 313
Loc: Kansas
I've never had problems with Moog. I agree with the above, sounds more like you have worn shocks; that actually can cause a problem with excessive side to side rocking. I had that issue on my truck as well. Another indicator was my rear tires breaking loose more easily when turning corners from a stop.

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#4209316 - 09/22/16 09:32 PM Re: Are moog suspension parts junk? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10097
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
They're good parts if it's the "Problem Solver" line of the part.

Could be shocks, control arm bushings, track bar, body mount, etc.
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#4209317 - 09/22/16 09:32 PM Re: Are moog suspension parts junk? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4421
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
I did my trucks lower ball joints, upper control arms and inner/outer tie rod ends with Moog CK parts about 5000 miles ago with no issues.
Did they use CK or RK parts? CK are the better parts, but RK should last more than 5000 miles (and are warrantied for 3 years vs the better limited lifetime of the CK).

As said, if they are the CK, try a few pumps of grease in the zerk fittings. Get under there and see if there is anything loose. Or just bring it back by the shop that did it and let them check it.
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#4209333 - 09/22/16 10:11 PM Re: Are moog suspension parts junk? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
KingCake Offline


Registered: 11/19/15
Posts: 1462
They're junk now like most everything else. Buy OEM or the cheapest chinese part. That's the two options now.

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#4209341 - 09/22/16 10:33 PM Re: Are moog suspension parts junk? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
DoubleWasp Offline


Registered: 05/21/12
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Loc: Fort Lauderdale, FL
I beat up on the Moog parts in my Jeep all of the time. And I do mean BEAT. Haven't had a problem, but I keep them greased every 5000 miles with Amsoil Racing Grease.
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#4209343 - 09/22/16 10:40 PM Re: Are moog suspension parts junk? [Re: DoubleWasp]
KingCake Offline


Registered: 11/19/15
Posts: 1462
Originally Posted By: DoubleWasp
I beat up on the Moog parts in my Jeep all of the time. And I do mean BEAT. Haven't had a problem, but I keep them greased every 5000 miles with Amsoil Racing Grease.


You could use the cheapest grease imaginable and you'd never notice a difference.


The problem is moog reboxes now. So for certain applications you still get the good canada/us made stuff, as is the case for stuff like your jeep. But for many apps now you get chinese junk same as in the $9 ball joint white box.

Now and then you get a japanese made 555 part in an app for toyota or nissan.

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#4209353 - 09/22/16 11:08 PM Re: Are moog suspension parts junk? [Re: KingCake]
clinebarger Offline


Registered: 12/19/13
Posts: 1907
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: KingCake
They're junk now like most everything else. Buy OEM or the cheapest chinese part. That's the two options now.


OEM Chrysler chassis parts are junk as well....
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#4209372 - 09/23/16 12:08 AM Re: Are moog suspension parts junk? [Re: KingCake]
bvance554 Offline


Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 2191
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: KingCake
Originally Posted By: DoubleWasp
I beat up on the Moog parts in my Jeep all of the time. And I do mean BEAT. Haven't had a problem, but I keep them greased every 5000 miles with Amsoil Racing Grease.


You could use the cheapest grease imaginable and you'd never notice a difference.


The problem is moog reboxes now. So for certain applications you still get the good canada/us made stuff, as is the case for stuff like your jeep. But for many apps now you get chinese junk same as in the $9 ball joint white box.

Now and then you get a japanese made 555 part in an app for toyota or nissan.


You must buy a lot of suspension parts.

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