Federal-Mogul says it is continuing its aggressive expansion of the MOOG steering and suspension product line, with dozens of new parts introduced for millions of popular foreign nameplate and domestic applications. The company reports that it added a record 1,191 new parts to the MOOG product line in 2011.
“Our engineering and product management teams have been exceptionally effective in identifying and addressing hundreds of emerging repair needs among today’s vehicle population,” said Mark Boyle, director, steering and suspension products, Federal-Mogul. “Our goal is to provide MOOG customers with all of the parts they need to capture every service opportunity, and no low-volume parts that will simply sit on distributors’ shelves. This aggressive product line investment offers distributors and service shops a strong competitive advantage.”
Among the new premium products introduced this month are MOOG Problem Solver front upper control arms with integral ball joints for more than 1.1 million four-wheel-drive Dodge Dakota (2000-2004) and Durango (2000-2003) vehicles, and Problem Solver strut arm assemblies with ball joints for more than 1.2 million Chrysler 300 (2005-2010), Dodge Magnum (2005-2008) and Dodge Charger (2006-2009) vehicles. Each of these parts features the MOOG brand’s premium e-coat technology for exceptional corrosion resistance and world-class MOOG balls joints with “gusher” bearings, which allow grease to penetrate all load-bearing surfaces for longer life, according to the company. The company adds that the integral ball joints also include full-ball studs that provide 360 degrees of smooth, even rotational movement for more responsive steering, and grease fittings and premium MOOG boots for serviceability and superior durability.
In addition, Federal-Mogul reports to have added hundreds of MOOG R-Series control arms for popular domestic and foreign nameplate applications to its product offering. R-Series control arms combine quality design and construction with pricing that will appeal to budget-minded vehicle owners.
Federal-Mogul also introduced a broad line of MOOG complete strut assemblies engineered to improve vehicle dynamics, provide a smoother ride, last longer and install easily. These innovative assemblies are available for hundreds of popular late-model foreign nameplate and domestic passenger cars and light trucks. Federal-Mogul says it now also offers its complete line of premium, original equipment-style replacement wheel hub assemblies under the MOOG brand.
For more information regarding MOOG steering and suspension parts, visit the brand’s technician-focused www.moogproblemsolver.com.