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    Default Re: Clunking front driver side when turning over bumps

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinM3 View Post
    How much did you get the front links from Mazda?




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    Default Re: Clunking front driver side when turning over bumps

    It was one hour job, lower nut was stuck and as you can see I had to cut down the joint and push it the other way. 1 hour instead of 10 minutes. Anyway , is done and no more clunking.

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    Default Re: Clunking front driver side when turning over bumps

    No damages were done

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    Default Re: Clunking front driver side when turning over bumps

    Quote Originally Posted by Flagrum_3 View Post
    After my 2nd Moog Lower Control arm bit the dust, I went back to OEM and picked up, just recently, a LCA at Ajax Mazda for $174 with the TM3 discount. Its worth the extra coin as the quality is apparent. The Mazda LCA is so much more robust.


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    did you grease the ball joints frequently? this was an advertised "feature" of moog... thus making them high maintenance and crap!
    this brand caters to the old school people who feel better about grease fittings rather than trusting "sealed for life" while at the same time greatly increasing their profit margins because they don't have to make them better for "sealed for life"

    it's an overhyped brand for sure
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    Default Re: Clunking front driver side when turning over bumps

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMAN View Post
    did you grease the ball joints frequently? this was an advertised "feature" of moog... thus making them high maintenance and crap!
    this brand caters to the old school people who feel better about grease fittings rather than trusting "sealed for life" while at the same time greatly increasing their profit margins because they don't have to make them better for "sealed for life"

    it's an overhyped brand for sure
    Mine were the sealed Moog type LCAs'

    Moog used to be good when they were manufactured in the US, now in China quality has definitely gone down.


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    Default Re: Clunking front driver side when turning over bumps

    For the quality that Mazda provide on OEM parts, price is less than aftermarket. Last control arm I have installed on 2005 was $90, good deal may think, but it only lasted 18 months, so to bring it up to 8 years I have to multiply by 5.3=$480 vs $230 Mazda. This only for parts, labor X5, think about it.

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