: Are MOOG parts better than PST?
Jan 2nd, 01, 11:37 AM
Guys - I've got info overload and need some expert advice. I've read lots on this site about front end suspension rebuild stuff and now I'm at the fork in the road.
On one hand, I understand that polygraphite is a good way to go so I'm seriously considering ordering their Super Front End Kit for my '69. On the other hand, I've read on this site that MOOG makes the best parts - so I hopped on carparts.com and typed in part numbers for inner and outer rods, upper and lower ball joints, shaft kit, idler arm + bracket for a grand total of $200 so far.
One question I have is if I still need bushings for the MOOG stuff and if they come with poly or rubber. My car will be a daily driver with a 454, T400, and 3.42 8.5" posi. Not often will I "get into it" but I would like to enjoy cornering every day.
Which setup is better? MOOG or PST (or PSC, etc.)
Jan 3rd, 01, 02:00 AM
Go with the polygraphite. I used PST on the front end and also the sub-frame bushings. Everything installed fine. Nice piece. Polygraphite definitely helped the handling on my 69.
Jay 69 SS-350
Jan 3rd, 01, 03:46 AM
If you decide to go with PST you should know that their stuff is made in Japan, I installed it on my 67 SS, however if you want parts made in the US go with Performance Suspension Components, I installed these on my 67 RS, all their parts are Federal Mogul, Moog, and Hotchkis.
Also the suspension kit on my 67 SS squeaks and the one on my RS does not. http://www.camaros.net/forum/smile.gif
68 Corvette Roadster
Both tops, off-road exhaust
67 Camaro SS 350, 4-speed
Ermine White/Red int, Black Top
67 SS Camaro (http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1277786&a=10561790)
67 Camaro RS 350, 4-speed, Marina Blue/Black int.
47,000 orig. mi.
67 RS Camaro (http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1277786&a=10561779)
Jan 3rd, 01, 09:22 AM
Excellent info...thanks much!
Jan 3rd, 01, 12:11 PM
The Moog front end parts used with the poly bushings will work well. I just finished my front end rebuild and have greatly improved frone end handling. Now I need to replace the rear end suspension---feels like the rear end's on a third wheel when I turn. Rock solid up front and mush in the back.
Jan 3rd, 01, 01:24 PM
2-67 Camaros - I checked out your pics and noticed the Hotchkis 2" drop springs. How much did these affect the size of tire you can run on the front?
Jan 4th, 01, 02:37 AM
215/60R14s up front, the Hotchkis springs are so stiff that they don't bounce so no worries about scraping the fenderwell. http://www.camaros.net/forum/smile.gif
Jan 4th, 01, 10:41 AM
Appreciate your quick reply...Jon
Jan 4th, 01, 12:38 PM
If you go poly on the front you should go poly on the rear, or you may expierence what backfire is talking about. the back of the car gets loooose very quickly with rubber bushing's installed.
67 CAMARO R/S CLONE, 355/turbo 350, 200hp NOS,12 bolt,etc...
Jan 4th, 01, 04:06 PM
A tip for all-
When installing ploy/u-thane bushings, torque the nut/bolt with the suspension loaded. If done while at 'droop', when the car see's the ground the bushing will be pre-loaded, and it is the cause of most of the squeeks involved with bushing changes.
I activly autocross/roadrace my 67', it is powered by a 630 hp normally asperated non assisted 355. I used to work for the 'old guys'....Guldstrand and Penske building vintage racers. MOOG has been the most hassle free part introduced to myself from the guys who have been doing it the longest.