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Opinion on Quality of front suspension parts?

Looking to rebuild front end on 1984 chevy c 10 pickup. What company should i use for parts, as there are alot out there. Some choices I have looked at are Moog, Duralast, Pst,or Performance Online. Thanks for the opinions. 2WD, street driven.

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Moog seem to make good parts in my experience. Installed plenty of their ball joints, tie rod ends, control arm bushing, etc and always found the fitment to be good. Also have grease zerks on their parts where possible, even if OEM doesn't, which is a plus in my book (though others may disagree). I'm sure some front end guys will pipe up.
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In the past, I used PST (Performance Suspension Technology) for suspension parts. They have the Polygraphite material and it seems to have held up well- it's still running around in a couple G-body cars, and a couple more F-bodys. They also offer OEM-type kits.

As for where the parts are made, because they don't say "Made In America", you can bet where they came from. When I bought mine, the Chinese connection hadn't reached full chat so I didn't give it much thought. I don't remember seeing China on them, but by now, who knows.

I wouldn't be surprised to see China on Moog and TRW parts before it's all over.
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Most of the older TRW parts are being copied, illegally, by the offshore manufactures.

The factory where I work makes suspension and If you go on ebay you can find most of our parts made by some else. On these parts we are (supposed to be) the exclusive manufacturer.

The main problem is that alot of the control arms / tie rod ends are supposed to be forged steal to survive the stresses. The offshore ones are mostly cast iron and will not last, and will most likely fail severely. Not a chance I am willing to take with a part that holds the wheel on my car.
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I'd say that regardless of what brand you buy, the new items are going to be an improvement. With and '84 and probably well over a hundred thousand miles, I'm guessing the front end isn't all that needs attention.
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To utilize the topic,
What do you think about Raybestos suspension parts?
I plan to rebuild my 78 Monte Carlo front and found them at very reasonable price (their service grade line).
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What do you think about Raybestos suspension parts?
I plan to rebuild my 78 Monte Carlo front and found them at very reasonable price (their service grade line).
VERY Good question, I just ordered from Performance Suspension Componets a rebuild kit for my 1984 Chevy C-10. I was told the parts are made from a company called McQUAY, NORRIS. So I did some research and it looks like they are forged products. After more research I foundout they make Raybestos parts, so I decided to order the kit. The kit has not arrived yet, should be this upcoming week. It looks like most people still favor MOOG products. Mcquay Norris is about impossible to get ahold of, they never got back to me. Their website directed me to O'reilly's, but I asked them personally and the did not know what I was talking about. Jerry from the componet company says he stands by their product. Hope this helps you,KEN
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Hi Ken,

I found link to McQuay-Norris web site on Raybestos web site:
http://www.mcquaynorris.com/wps/portal/mcquaynorris
So I think they are somehow connected

Sorry for the question, but I am not native English speaker, what do you mean by "it looks like they are forged products"? Forged like made of forged steel or like couterfeit, cheap copy or so?

Thanks for the info.

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Quality of front suspension

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Hi Ken,

I found link to McQuay-Norris web site on Raybestos web site:
http://www.mcquaynorris.com/wps/portal/mcquaynorris
So I think they are somehow connected

Sorry for the question, but I am not native English speaker, what do you mean by "it looks like they are forged products"? Forged like made of forged steel or like couterfeit, cheap copy or so?

Thanks for the info.

Regards,
Ivo
Ivo, What I mean by forged is, metal that is heated up and bent and hammered to make the part. A forged part on suspension in my opinion is far superior than a part that is cast. Cast suspension parts are brittle, thus a better chance to snap when hitting something. A forged part has what we call ductility which means it can bend or absorbe an impact without snapping. A forged part if they still are made are labor intensive. I hope this helps you. KEN.
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Hi Ken,

Thank you for the comprehensive info
I hope everything will be fine with the parts ones I got them.

Best regards,
Ivo
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