Moog vs. OEM

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by vwgtiturbo, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. vwgtiturbo

    vwgtiturbo Well-Known Member

    Recently, I decided to look into replacing my OEM sway bar links and tie rod ends. Looking on Camelback Toyota's site, each link is $130, whereas the Moog pieces are $35??

    While I have no problem paying for a better performing part, I recently went to a single income household, so I'm a little more... Aware, of what is leaving the account.

    Does anyone have experience with these Moog parts? I'd rather get the OEMs, if they last 155k like my originals, but if the Moogs are decent, then it may be a smarter option...

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Moog is good stuff. I'd buy Moog before OEM, personally.
     
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    vwgtiturbo

    vwgtiturbo Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the feedback. While I'd like to keep my old girl tip top, it just blew me away seeing the price differences. If the Moog pieces only last a year, then I could totally understand springing for the OEM parts. But if that isn't the case, I have a hard time justifying OEM parts at this point in time.
     
  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    +1
    Moog made quality in the past. I haven’t used their products in the last few years. I’d do the Moog $35 vs the $130. If they lasted 50k Miles vs 130k you’d still be ahead minus the labor and time.
     
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    vwgtiturbo

    vwgtiturbo Well-Known Member

    Thanks @OR17TRD, that's kind of where my mind set is. My ex used to have a '90 Chevy that I rebuilt the front end on, and the NAPA/AutoZone joints lasted only 13k, so I've always been leery of taking the cheaper way. Like you said though, if they even last a third as long, I'm still ahead, not counting time.
     
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