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Bushings Suspension - Moog vs OEM Ford Motorcraft (2008 Focus)

My 2008 Ford Focus Sedan (north american model)

needs (2x) Front Lower Rearward Control Arm Bushings.

1 on the driver side.
&
1 on the passer side.

Ford (OEM)-Motorcraft Control Arm Bushings are $62 each before tax
= $124 total before tax for 2

MOOG (aftermarket ) Control Arm Bushings are $38 each before tax
= $76 total before tax for 2

So For the set of 2 --- a Difference of $48 before tax is applied.


I was wondering if anyone had any experience with these 2 brands
and if you think it's worth paying the extra money for the Ford OEM Parts.

I've been told before MOOG is about as good as you can get in the aftermarket for a Regular Bone-stock-daily-driver like mine, unless you want to pay for OEM.


Any thoughts or Comments would be greatly appreciated.


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No experience with that bushing, but I would (1) buy the moog's (2) consider replacing both front & rear bushes for each A-arm.

Another option is to buy the whole dam arm (2 arms) with bushings included. Moog makes these. ($70 to 80 each?)

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Swapping out both A-arms is the best way to go= new ball joints & front bushings. Like mentioned above......
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Buying Complete Moog control arms is the best bet. Unless you want to upgrade to Poly Bushings
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Moog is an OEM supplier to Ford, the Ford parts could easily be Moog. However, one needs to price research, Moog was forced to do the same as other suppliers, or, go to a cheaper line to ward off the Chinese competitors, often they have a two tier parts system now. You want the higher price part if it exists.
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My 2008 Ford Focus Sedan (north american model)



needs (2x) Front Lower Rearward Control Arm Bushings.



1 on the driver side.

&

1 on the passer side.



Ford (OEM)-Motorcraft Control Arm Bushings are $62 each before tax

= $124 total before tax for 2



MOOG (aftermarket ) Control Arm Bushings are $38 each before tax

= $76 total before tax for 2



So For the set of 2 --- a Difference of $48 before tax is applied.





I was wondering if anyone had any experience with these 2 brands

and if you think it's worth paying the extra money for the Ford OEM Parts.



I've been told before MOOG is about as good as you can get in the aftermarket for a Regular Bone-stock-daily-driver like mine, unless you want to pay for OEM.





Any thoughts or Comments would be greatly appreciated.
I would go with the MOOG I just put MOOG greasable all metal sway bar end links on my 2002 focus and they're the highest quality RockAuto $16 each.

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