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Mevotech vs. MOOG #5439385 05/26/20 01:47 PM
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I had to order sway bar links again for my daughters Elantra after the Mevotech 'Supremes' started 'clunking' after less than 50K.
I ordered MOOG Problem Solvers this time and they are noticeably heavier/stronger than the similarly priced Mevotechs…. As an added bonus...the MOOG's
are Made in Mexico...the Mevotech's are Made in China. Needless to say....No more Mevotech anything for me...


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Re: Mevotech vs. MOOG [Re: pbm] #5439411 05/26/20 02:16 PM
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You replaced low grade parts with slightly higher grade ones, neither are quality parts.


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Moog isn't what they used to be but compared to Mevojunk they're amazing.


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Re: Mevotech vs. MOOG [Re: pbm] #5439445 05/26/20 03:02 PM
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Depends on the vehicle. Some have a ball joint, some have round radial bushing, some have just a rod and axial bushing. I don't mind Moog's BJ and radial bushings but would put their new Problem Solver axial bushings below everyone else's because they switched to using a hollow hard white plastic design. I almost thought they were counterfeit the first time I saw them but subsequent reports and pictures show that this is indeed the change Moog made.

Again depending on the design, you can look at the individual components and the failure mode. If they are heavily rusted, which they might be in NY after some years, you may need new metal hardware. If they are suffering from rubber bushing failure, be sure not to over-torque the replacements as this can lead to it, but generally speaking you will have a longer life bar link if you get aftermarket polyurethane bushings from someone like Energy Suspension, then use those instead of the low grade Chinesium rubber found on most today. "Made in" (country) doesn't necessarily tell you whether they use self-destructing Chinese rubber.

Re: Mevotech vs. MOOG [Re: Trav] #5439461 05/26/20 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Trav
You replaced low grade parts with slightly higher grade ones, neither are quality parts.



I paid pretty good money for a Moog unitized wheel hub bearing assy for my Cadillac, and I'm convinced it's the same part as the generic Chinese stuff for 2X the money and a Moog sticker.

Re: Mevotech vs. MOOG [Re: Trav] #5439463 05/26/20 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Trav
You replaced low grade parts with slightly higher grade ones, neither are quality parts.
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Aside from OE...what brand would you recommend for this type of part? The Taiwan made Proforged that I put in my Corolla last year seemed decent.
As I stated before...I'm avoiding Chinese made anything (whenever possible) due to the duplicity of their leaders.......


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Re: Mevotech vs. MOOG [Re: pbm] #5439467 05/26/20 03:21 PM
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The only aftermarket brand I have ever seen that is worth the effort is Sankei 555.


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Re: Mevotech vs. MOOG [Re: pbm] #5439481 05/26/20 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by pbm
Originally Posted by Trav
You replaced low grade parts with slightly higher grade ones, neither are quality parts.
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Aside from OE...what brand would you recommend for this type of part? The Taiwan made Proforged that I put in my Corolla last year seemed decent.
As I stated before...I'm avoiding Chinese made anything (whenever possible) due to the duplicity of their leaders.......


I have had good luck using the Proforge and the 555 as well as OE and OEM eg Lemforderer, Sachs, TRW (some), Delco OE (not Advantage or Pro). Motorcraft, etc.
Some NOS original Moog can still be found in the wild but you have look at them in person for COO, these are mostly for older domestics and pickups/vans.
These days you need a well polished crystal ball to navigate through the parts, so many good old brand names are just names today.


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Re: Mevotech vs. MOOG [Re: pbm] #5439489 05/26/20 03:39 PM
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Yes, Sankei 555 or Proforged.

Parts Geek has Sankei and Rock Auto carries some Proforged. Parts Geek has a weird set-up; they don't list the item using the manufacturer's part number. They have some internal numbering system. And sometimes you see the item listed more than once with each having a different warehouse letter indicator and a different price. But if you're savvy enough with car parts, you can figure out what you want.

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Never heard of Sankel.


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I normally default to Moog but my AWD Infiniti is a one-off car. They have 25 vendors for the RWD version but 0-5 vendors for the AWD. So in many cases, I was forced to use MEVOtech. I only have 1 month on the control arms so I can't really say much.

They do have lifetime warranty and Rockauto, for the most part, isn't bad about the warranty. You lose about $20 shipping back to them but yea.

I've heard Moog problem solver line and Dorman items to be complete junk. And cost more than Mevotech, I had to give them a try. I got swaybar endlinks coming as well.


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Anything Moog or Mevotech is junk. ANYTHING.

For the most part it’s OE or constant replacement time...

My neighbor is on his 4th set of Moog parts......


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Re: Mevotech vs. MOOG [Re: ZZman] #5439889 05/27/20 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by ZZman
Never heard of Sankel.


http://www.sankei-555.co.jp/products


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Re: Mevotech vs. MOOG [Re: pbm] #5440391 05/27/20 07:13 PM
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Can confirm the 555 works very well with Landcruisers. Essentially the only non-Yota that can be trusted in there.


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555 is the best out there, but they seem to be hard to find outside of OEM.


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