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Moog parts rusting very quickly???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by x2468, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Dec 13, 2011 at 10:49 PM
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    x2468

    x2468 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Over the summer my left tie-rods went out. after doing some searching i found positive recommendations for Moog parts. http://www.moog-suspension-parts.com/

    The inner was half price and the outer was the same price so i got both. I noticed the other day that the new moog outer, which is maybe 6 months old, is pretty rusty. Way rustier than the OEM one that is god knows how many years old. Im a little disappointed. Could I have got a lemon that was never properly treated for corrosion resistance or is this to be expected with non-OEM? Seems ridiculous since I don't even live in a snowy area. Although I do live a quarter mile from the beach
     
  2. Dec 13, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    The nation pretty much is driving on Moog stuff.....industry standard parts.
    Were the new Moog parts painted ?

    Often a Moog part will be serviceable (w/zerk) where the OEM is not.
     
  3. Dec 14, 2011 at 9:30 AM
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    I put new Moog lower ball joints when I lifted the front of my truck. The Moog parts don't come painted. They are just coated with some sort of oil or liquid anti-rust treatment for shipping. Now that they have been on for several months, my lower ball joints have a light oranage rust coating on them...no big deal. I seriously doubt that it will have any affect on their functionality. Drive your truck till the Moog parts fall apart...they'll last much longer than OEM. If you're really worried about them, spray them down with something like Seafoam Deep Creep or PB Blaster.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    That's what I thought.
    Seems like I remember painting Moog front end parts for my Jeep, prior to install.
    Not a big deal.
     
  5. Dec 14, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    My lower balljoints are covered in surface rust also. They are only one year old. But I dont think it will affect their function in any way. You could always do what was mentioned above, sand the and spray them with cleaner and throw a few coats of paint on them. But they are probably better then the OEM suspension parts.
     
  6. Dec 14, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    The lower BJ's I just ordered for my '04 4x4 Taco were painted... I got mine from Rockauto (TW vendor)...
     
  7. Dec 16, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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    Ill snap a pic and throw it up to see if its normal.

    I remember reading about the grease-ability of moog parts, i need to check if any of mine have any zerks
     
  8. Dec 16, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    When you say "the nation" do you mean the one I'm in or the one you're in?.....









    lol J/K
     
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