Bad U Joints can make squeaking noises at low speeds and cause vibrations or more serious symptoms. Understanding the causes for premature wear can help you find the right replacement.
Body and suspension lifts both offer a taller ride and room for larger wheels and tires, but they do have differences like cost, center of gravity and handling changes, and ground clearance. We’re going to take a look at some of these characteristics in-depth and hopefully give you a better idea of which lifting method you need.
A loaded strut is a complete, easily installed replacement for every part of the strut assembly and can offer a cheaper replacement than a bare strut that reuses some original components, but also requires tool rentals or professional installation. We’ll help you decide which option is best for your vehicle.
Are you looking to give your RZR a little extra edge out on the trails, without a costly suspension replacement? Well, you’re in the right place. In this article, I am going to tell you why rubber is not a reliable bushing material, the ‘creative’ (yet dangerous) fixes for them, and how longer-lasting polyurethane UTV bushings will save you money and upgrade the suspension of your RZR.
A bad control arm really means there’s a bad ball joint or worn control arm bushings. When they fail you can experience symptoms ranging from clunking noises to steering wander. This article will highlight the symptoms along with the reasons for control arm failure and what to do about it.
We’re going to explore what durometer actually is and what it means for suspension bushings. Simply put, durometer is the hardness of a material and describes how it will react to force. We will cover the shore scales and their relevance, why durometer is important and how it affects certain suspension components, the role it plays in different bushing materials and how certain things affect durometer.
Polyurethane Bushings are an aftermarket alternative for replacing or upgrading the suspension bushings in a vehicle. There are a few reasons you might consider installing poly bushings but most boil down to finding a better balance between performance, durability, and comfort.
Moog sells their suspension parts through dealers and works with them on a case by case basis regarding warranty issues. So when you buy a Moog part the warranty you get is based on who you buy the part from. Some dealers support limited lifetime warranties and some do not.
Both lift kits and leveling kits are designed to raise the ride height of a vehicle to fit larger tires and to possibly increase the overall ground clearance of your vehicle, but let’s dive a little deeper and find out what makes each kit tick.
Checking the ball joints on your vehicle is a simple process that can be accomplished with a jack, jack stands, flat head screwdriver, and a 2×4. Once the vehicle is jacked up you can manipulate the tire or ball joint to check for looseness.
What is the BEST grease for Polyurethane Bushings? DST has tested the most common greasing options and here are the results.
How do you properly grease a ball joint? DST will provide some detailed instructions for lubricating a ball joint with or without a grease zerk fitting.
A complete guide to modifying stock motor mounts by making your own urethane motor mount inserts.
What’s the difference between rubber and polyurethane suspension bushings? DST takes an in-depth look at the material differences between rubber and poly.
How do you install a suspension bushing without a press? DST shows you how with an in-depth article showing you how to install a bushing with basic tools.
If you’re like many of DST’s customers, you’re probably tired of hearing shallow marketing lingo. You’re looking at Whiteline and thinking, “What does -Activate More Grip- even mean?” – or you’re looking at Prothane and asking yourself or your friends, “What does -Motion Control- have to do with how well a bushing performs?” The staff […]
Where are Moog parts made? “Where does Moog make their parts?” Sadly this question isn’t as easy to answer as it used to be. Back in the golden years, Moog chassis parts were manufactured solely in the USA, and in a lot of cases, people still assume that today. But as the years have gone […]
6 Ways to Measure a Sway Bar Whether you’re replacing your old sway bar bushings, or just trying to determine what size sway bar you want to upgrade to, measuring the diameter of your current sway bar is vitally important. Thankfully, measuring your sway bar can be done easily and in this article we’ll show […]
Free Sway Bar Measuring Tool If you’re looking for an easy and accurate way to measure your sway bar, these free print-outs can easily solve your puzzle. These tools have measurements in both millimeters and inches, just pick whichever unit of measurement works for you. Once you make your decision, click on the corresponding image […]
DST Lateral Locks Sway Bar Shifting: It’s a real thing When you take corners, the sway bar will shift laterally. That’s not even a question. Lateral locks are installed just next to the sway bar mount to prevent excess lateral shifting. DST’s DLL Lateral Locks are an easy DIY upgrade that takes just minutes but […]
What is the Difference Between Moog R Series and CK Control Arms? R Series is a value-driven replacement part while the CK Series incorporates Moog’s premium Problem Solver components for a better than OE upgrade.
Loading a Grease Gun is a fairly simple task, but there are a few tricks that can make it easier. Whether it’s your first time using a grease gun, or you’ve already reloaded it but no grease is coming out, this video and step-by-step instructions will detail how to load and prime a grease gun.