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      Question Moog Problem Solver Sway Bar End Links

      I was reminded of the battle of crappy sway bar end link design we endure and decided to do another search for any improved designs. I came across a new line from Moog that looked interesting. Grease zerk and completely enclosed metal.

      https://www.moog-suspension-parts.com/moog-k80501

      Rod looks beefier too. Anyone try these yet?
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      I had those in for maybe 30k before they were shot. The rubber boots are not good at keeping out salt spray and they rotted out from the inside even with 3 greasing.


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      I installed a set this past summer. About 7k miles on them. So far, So good. Yes, they are beefier than the OEM.
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      Best endlinks I've installed so far and my XC eats endlinks.
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      Looks like they have a life time warranty.
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      I'm using these front endlinks from MOOG

      https://www.moog-suspension-parts.com/moog-k7342

      Fit for a 2000 Chrysler Concorde, they fit the same dimension as the original endlinks. Only issue is the lower thread is larger, if using original bars the swaybar mount will need to be enlarged. On my IPD bar they fit without issues. The nice thing about the endlinks for the Concorde is that both lower and upper ball joints are the same size. On the original endlinks the ball joints are different sizes, with the smaller being the lower connection and is the joint that tends to fail first. And yes, the connecting rod is beefier than stock.
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      The original OEM endlinks seem to last longer than any of the others. They`ve all gone 100k on 3 different type Volvo`s. Who cares if the connecting rod is beefier it`s not like they bend in half. They beefier rod could be because they use a weaker metal and need the thickness.
      Last edited by Thommykent; 01-04-2020 at 09:49 AM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Thommykent View Post
      Who cares if the connecting rod is beefier it`s not like they bend in half.
      But, they do flex.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Exocet View Post
      But, they do flex.
      Try flexing one pushing end to end, not sideways pushing on the bar, good luck. They don`t flex with the force the sway bar puts on them, which is not all that much.

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      My XC eats endlinks. I've had two sets of Lemforder, Myley, Mevotec, and now MOOG. The MOOGs have lasted the longest so far. I'm using Valvoline Cerulean to grease them once every 6mo or when I remember to, same grease gets pumped into the swaybar bushings via grease zerk... My XC eats swaybar bushings too. Maybe for the lowered crowd the force isn't as much, but start lifted and adding roof loads then suddenly that swaybar is getting loaded.
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      Been running them about 30k, still tight but the boots are a huge disappointment. The grease boot design jsnt sealed. I'm a mechnic and after years of going grease, I now believe sealed is better all around, and at this point do not plan on going with moog next time for that reason alone.

      A beefier rod can just wear the ends out faster if its not also stronger.
      Last edited by JeremyR; 01-07-2020 at 03:13 PM.
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      I had Purchased a VR that had them and they had failed horribly about 20k after install. The vehicle was in SoCal with ideal weather conditions
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      How long did your OEM`s last? I`m guessing around 100k

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      Quote Originally Posted by Thommykent View Post
      How long did your OEM`s last? I`m guessing around 100k
      My OEM end links were shot when I got my car with ~82K miles on it.

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      Still must have been 3 times longer than Moogs

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