steering components upgrades

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  1. BLACK&chrome

    BLACK&chrome OBS Enthusiast

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    Hey Guys, been a few years since I've had to replace any steering components on my truck and I just picked up a second ccsb. I was just wondering what's good now days? used to be moog but I know they have went down hill. I'm talking everything from wheel hub to wheel hub .


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  2. Schurkey

    Schurkey I'm Awesome

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    There's no one I recommend unconditionally. Everyone has offshored or outsourced at least part of their product line.

    Most brands have a "discount" line and a "premium" line, and what you'll usually find advertised is the "discount" line.

    Good luck.
     
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    454cid Sooper Pooper

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    I haven't had any problems with Moog, and pretty much everything has been US made. I did pass on their upper ball joints since they didn't look any better than any other companies in the way the boot fit.
     
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    Dravec I'm Awesome

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    I'm currently in the proccess of collecting an entire front end's worth of Duralast Gold parts. But I'm also biased. Worked at AutoZone for 5 years. As for hubs, Timken was the OEM supplier. That's the only brand I'll use personally.
     
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    Ehall8702 I'm Awesome

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    Let me be the black sheep here and say moog is junk, even replacement ac delco is junk. Basically all if it is owned by federal mogul and is all garbage
    Fag bearings and timken bearings too. So it comes down to how much do u wanna spend on it and get same parts you will be changing in a year. We use moog at the shop for ball joints and tie rods , but only cause it's the lesser if all the evils we can get our hands on immediately. I personally use all Detroit axle parts, finally had a bearing go bad after 4 years, and it was promptly replaced ( well refunded since I bought another one already). Both my trucks have all Detroit parts and most of my personal customers are running it. I have found it to be superior to anything else you will get from a parts store AND you aren't spending a fortune for Chinese parts, they all are chinese but with detroit atleast ur paying appropriate price for it. I haven't seen a moog bearing last over 6 months!
     
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    MIHELA 1-5-6-3-4-2-7-8

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    I've become fond of Mevotech Supreme in the last few years. Moog is definitely not as good as they used to be.
     
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    badco I'm Awesome

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    I agree with moog being junk now, they was the best but when they sold out they went to plastic inner parts. I also second the vote on Detroit axle parts, had Detroit wheel bearings for 5yr now and still going with 35s
     
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    96taho Newbie

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    Is there any universal steering rack or steering rack swap for the OBS Chevy’s..??
     
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    Ehall8702 I'm Awesome

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    Ppl think ur nuts when u recommend detroit but other than over tightening the nut and not being able to pump grease in em (same as any part tho) I've had ZERO issues with detroit, and recommend it to all my personal customers. Hasn't bit me in the ass yet and been putting them in ppls cars for atleast 3 years now
     
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    Ehall8702 I'm Awesome

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    Idk, but if you find an answer to that def share it cause it'll be my next upgrade...
     

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