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Suspension / Steering Parts

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by Doppleganger, Jul 30, 2020 at 4:32 PM.

  1. AuroraGirl

    AuroraGirl Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    could not find an exploded view in 1980 manual
     
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    It sucks a lot. I liked to click thru the old website and see all parts that are available for all years and models. This new filter everything is really annoying. I have to order a paper catalog but it will not arrive as USPS is not able to make shippings to europe because of corona. Fedex and UPS are delivering on time....
     
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    The old one was like looking through the catalog

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  4. Doppleganger

    Doppleganger Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    This is what I was looking for (with Moog PNs). This is for an 85 K20 (and others 81+ I believe). I made it for my own honey-do checklist. :hat:

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    I just got done replacing all those parts. You wouldn't believe how much better my truck handles now.

    I wouldn't recommend LMC for this. First of all, the adjuster sleeve on the drag link was the wrong size. Second, I had to pay quite a bit in shipping. Third, they sent my left tie rod and right tie rod in separate boxes that arrived a week apart. During that time, I went ahead and bought new adjuster sleeves, and the right tie rod end from NAPA so I could finish everything and have adjuster sleeves that fit.

    NAPA had everything in stock, and the quality was good and fit right.

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    So maybe use LMC only if it's well ahead or you have other items planned to purchase at the same time?
     
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    Or if I'm somehow OK getting parts that don't fit right?

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    I used the PNs I listed on the diagram - all Moog, much can be gotten from Rock, a couple they were out of or one short (ball joints) I got online from Moog dealers......still about 1/2 what list is and ALL with lifetime warranties. All the Moog I have received so far is Made in USA....but have seen reviews online about getting chinese at times too. SKF is the same - they have various levels of bearings...best ones are Sweden-Germany, then there is Mexico and even some Viet Nam. Depends on where you get them.

    You can get lucky at times when the blister pack stores (Autozone, Oreillys, etc) rebox reputable companies for their house brands. A couple years ago, most of the AZ stuff was Moog. I ordered about 5 pieces - now that I know what PNs I need, I found only one of them was correct.....and the ball joints were Proforged Taiwan (which is still FAR better than china) so going to return them all this week - unless anyone here wants them. I ask only because Moog may not be the maker of choice today for these guys.....dunno.
     
  9. AuroraGirl

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    Oh I didnt see that part, my bad. I was just thinking when its a good time to order LMC, probably in bulk with no rush needed. since the shipping kills.
     
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    Everything new Moog (including the steering damper) shipped was <$300. Far from the 'free' my budget called for but I only want to do this once.

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