My experience with the Mopar insert bushing is that they click after a while. I didn't have them on long before replacing them. Others have complained about the Mopars clicking early as well.http://www.moogproblemsolver.com/_pdf_en1/MPS-212004_MOOG-ENG.pdf
Has anyone had a chance to try out the bushings listed in this Bullitin from Moog?
Keep 'em for now, and please post a pic of the old next to new design - will be interesting to see how much Moog really changed the bushings (and if they had any success with that change).Now what to do with the Blue Moogs I bought but haven't had a chance to install?
I wonder if one could use the new inserts with the existing blue MOOGs Problem Solvers. Likely not. The Mopar nylon insert bushings are their old style rubber (versus polyurethane) bushing with the insert added. Makes for a difficult installation of the bolt due to the added thickness. Likely does a number on the bracket as well.What are all the parts stores going to do with the hundreds of old style bushings still in stock? I guess many unsuspecting "first timers" will buy them on price alone.
Shop managers/mechanics will buy them.. (it's going to be a while before all the service center software updates the part#, and then there's the business aspect of it - more work..)What are all the parts stores going to do with the hundreds of old style bushings still in stock?
I installed these last week. I installed sway bar bushing about 2 months ago, but wanted to try these new one. I was very surprised to find that they are identical to the old Moog. I was expecting an inner bushing or wider area contact, but no, absolutely no difference (even the color was the same) to the ones that were in there. I suppose the material could have been different, but for all intensive purposes, they were the same. Do they feel any different? Not really.I called O'Reilly Auto Parts down the street. They told me that they don't stock the Moog K200601, but could get it for me. The price is $12.77 plug $5.00 freight. It will take about 7 to 10 days before it gets in. With Tax it comes to $19.31. If you have an O'Reilly, you might try and have them order this bushing for you.