AC Delco vs Moog

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Anyone have a preference for either AD Delco or Moog as far as coil springs and front end parts? Getting ready to change the coil springs on my car and both are around the same price.
 
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Toss a coin its the same spring unless its AC Delco OE. I have it from a reliable source at Delco that Moog and AC Delco come from the same line. One of them made a mistake in the spring dimensions of one car and the same discrepancy was in the other also.
 
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Originally Posted By: Trav
Toss a coin its the same spring unless its AC Delco OE. I have it from a reliable source at Delco that Moog and AC Delco come from the same line. One of them made a mistake in the spring dimensions of one car and the same discrepancy was in the other also.
And you would be right... smile Either are quite good...
 
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When I look for parts at Amazon and Rock Auto, I get the exact same photo for both ACDelco pro suspension parts and Raybestos pro suspension parts. Either the website owners are lazy, or another company paid for permission to write ACDelco on a replacement part. Make sure it is from the ACDelco pro line. The ACDelco advantage line is a discount parts line, just like Raybestos service grade. If you choose MOOG, don't get an R-series part, that is the discount line up and those parts aren't much better than the generic stuff. I would just buy what costs less.
 
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Originally Posted By: artificialist
If you choose MOOG, don't get an R-series part, that is the discount line up and those parts aren't much better than the generic stuff.
When buying a Moog part, it's nice to visually inspect it before buying it. My last Moog "Problem Solver" part purchased from RockAuto was just a reboxed, discontinued TRW part. I first thought somebody had swapped out parts, but a call to Moog's technical line verified that they were reboxing old TRW parts in a "Problem Solver" box and they told me to pound dirt. While the old TRW parts were decent parts, I was a little turned off by the deception and the premium price and sent it back. It was replaced with an ACDelco professional.
 
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Moog, TRW or OEM they have all been basically the same as far as spring longevity for me. They are probably all made by the same company anyways. I have replaced a lot of springs over the years, either they break a coil or sag after a while.
 
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Never had a problem with Moog stuff, but I wasn't not overwhelmed by the recent Moog ball joints I installed on a Jeep. That, and their powdered gusher bearings are rather old technology or so I am told.
 
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