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CrAzYMoPaRGuY
Posted 2018-10-21 8:27 PM (#572134)
Subject: Ball joint / bushing preference?


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I've got a 1958 Plodge. Plymouth/Dodge
Upper/lower ball joints.... Moog K772/K719 or....?
Upper/lower bushings.... AC Delco 45G9002/45G8004 or...?

Anybody have any favorites? Anybody prefer the ProForged? I want to swap out everything to new, gonna order soon and would love input. Thanks
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mstrug
Posted 2018-10-21 8:52 PM (#572136 - in reply to #572134)
Subject: Re: Ball joint / bushing preference?



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Moog makes a good product. As long it isn't from China. For some reason some people have problems with the new rubber parts. They wear out too soon. There are some Poly-graphite bushings I would look at as long they have some sort of warranty.

Maybe PST has American Parts:

https://p-s-t.com/c-1176072-suspension-suspension-components-polygra...


Edited by mstrug 2018-10-21 9:34 PM
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Shep
Posted 2018-10-22 8:42 PM (#572192 - in reply to #572136)
Subject: Re: Ball joint / bushing preference?



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Some premature bushing wear can be attributed to tightening suspension components without the car being at ride height and load. This can overstress the bushings.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-10-22 9:28 PM (#572199 - in reply to #572134)
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i got moog and acdelco.

I think everything is made in china...
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CrAzYMoPaRGuY
Posted 2018-10-24 6:24 PM (#572308 - in reply to #572199)
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mikes2nd - 2018-10-22 9:28 PM

i got moog and acdelco.

I think everything is made in china...


Moog parts are made all over the world now, same part number parts can be US or China or Germany or...
I'm not a fan of PST parts, and have no interest in polygraphite bushings. Pulled so many out for friends I can't tell ya!

I'll try Moog/ACDelco and see what I can find out I guess.

Thanks!
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-10-24 7:43 PM (#572309 - in reply to #572134)
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i list part nums

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=65559&...
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Stroller
Posted 2018-10-26 12:25 PM (#572403 - in reply to #572134)
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Moog/TRW are my choice. But yeah finding true US made is tough if not impossible. I don't even think Energy Suspension is totaly US made anymore. For something to be labled Made In America I think it has to be at least 80% American produced content. But now a days just about everything is "made from global components". To me that is a blanket statement just like something is "universal". Heck the NAPA gold label bushings are either Moog or TRW. I have a Moog master catalog that goes back to like 1902 if someone wants factory part numbers. Believe it or not them numbers if not stll active can crossed to now.
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CrAzYMoPaRGuY
Posted 2018-10-26 7:24 PM (#572437 - in reply to #572134)
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Moog can be made in many different countries now. Until the box is in front of me I have no idea where they are sourced! Crazy
My buddy suggested ProForged. I have no experience with ProForged
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