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.
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.
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.
The Best Replacement Front Control Arm Bushings for your 2007-2014 Jeep Wrangler JK There are several brands that manufacture Front Control Arm Bushings for your 2007-2014 Jeep Wrangler JK. They range from complete replacement kits to individual bushings, depending on whether you want to poly out your suspension or quickly fix a broken piece. Some […]
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 […]
The powdered-metal gusher bearing in Moog’s ball joints make them last far longer than OE ball joints. Grant Lewis– DST Parts Geek Moog Gusher Bearing: Exactly What You’re Looking For. Having to Replace Ball Joints all the Time? Powdered-Metal Gusher Bearing. Maybe you’ve heard this term before, but what does it mean? It’s one of […]
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.