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Moog rear tension strut to knuckle bushing kit


 
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Post: #1   PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:12 pm    Post subject: Moog rear tension strut to knuckle bushing kit Reply with quote

EDIT: Moved this from the PN request thread to keep it cleaned up.

Since the factory bushings are no longer available from FCA...

They were a $3 each part. I am seeing them on Ebay from $13 to $48 each now.

You can get a kit from Moog with all 4 bushings, 4 washers and 2 nuts for under $30


Moog K4728.



I bought a Tension Strut Kit from Mopar Performance, and the knuckle end bushings are not included.

The Moog bushings are polyurethane. When I get them, I'll update this with my opinion of them.


Or you can pay $52 to $200 for all 4 bushings, and scrounge for washers if yours are rusted badly.

AutoZone has Duralast bushings, but they are only two to a kit for $20+ a kit.


Oh, and being the bastard I am, I snagged the last single rubber bushing on Ebay that was $5 shipped. I figure for $5, it will make a good comparison item. Kind of worthless without 3 more to go with it
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the bushing kit today. I can squeeze the Mopar bushing a bit with my hand. It doesn't give much, but it does give.

The Moog bushings, not so much. They are definitely a harder durometer. There is basically no give squeezing by hand.

I'll try to get pics of them "mounted" sometime within a week or so.

As far as a test of time in actual use, well that may be a while...

But I'm betting these will give a smidge more rear brake response, as the bushings will compress less on hard braking. They should also help a bit with keeping the knuckle where the lateral links position it, during braking. More so with performance lateral links, or ones with upgraded bushings.

I don't know if the ES or Prothane kits offer the knuckle bushings, but at least you can get just those from Moog, without having to drop a couple bills for a whole kit, that you won't need if you go with upgraded lateral links.
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Post: #3   PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Post: #4   PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moog on the left, Mopar on the right



Uncompressed vs compressed



Full assy.



May not be a Mopar part, but at least it's made in the USA...
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Post: #5   PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

occasional demons wrote:
...at least it's made in the USA...

You were reading my mind. Very Happy
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