I think you'd do other damage before breaking one of these, but that is a concern. I haven't beat on them, but the grease way is very small, and only on the head end of the bolt. MOOG has been at this long enough that I have faith that they got it right.
an update to this thread:
I ordered 2 kits from RockAuto for my truck to do both lower control arms. I received 1 updated kit, and 1 old kit.
So,.. it looks like they haven't gotten the old stock out of their warehouse (at least in the California warehouse). Now I have to wait for another kit to come by mail. UGH.
updated kit should include:
- "big" bolt, sleeve, washer 826-4, washer 826-2, and nut
- "small" bolt, no sleeve, 2 X washers 826-8
- kit also included the "new" instructions listing all of the proper washer / part #'s and their relative install
my wrong kit included:
- proper "big" parts
- incorrect "small side" bolt (too large), a sleeve, and 2 X washers 826-3.