Two companies, two new bushing lines
New bushing lines from Federal-Mogul Corp. and General Motors Corp. are available to aftermarket retailers.
Federal-Mogul has introduced two innovative Moog Problem Solver sway bar bushings designed to eliminate excessive wear issues and related front suspension rattle on popular Chrysler minivan models.
Problem Solver parts correct wear issues associated with the original sway bar bushings and other replacement designs for 1996-2007 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager minivans. The material used in conventional bushings for these applications is susceptible to deterioration due to weather, road chemicals and other contaminants.
In addition, the bushings for many of these vans may experience excessive movement within the bracket, further contributing to wear.
The new Moog Problem Solver bushings (Part No. K200601 for model years 2001-2007; Part No. K200600 for model years 1996-2000) are 17% wider than the original parts for maximum support and performance. They feature an improved locking groove design that prevents excessive movement within the bracket.
The new bushings are manufactured in the United States from premium materials and include additional rubber content that provides greater flex and shock absorption while reducing material deformation and wear.
Moog product engineers matched the installation-slot location of the factory parts to speed installation and reduce side-to-side movement.
For additional information on Moog chassis parts, visit www.moogproblemsolver.com.
There are 186 part numbers in GM's ACDelco Advantage line of bushings. They are part of the new ACDelco Advantage family of aftermarket chassis components for budget-conscious customers. The bushings feature:
* temperature and fatigue resistance for long-life performance; and
* metal/rubber and rubber product offerings to cover a wide variety of applications.
ACDelco Advantage bushings are manufactured at TS16949-certified facilities "to ensure consistent, high quality," according to GM. They also are available in convenient kits to save time and money.
For more information on Advantage bushings, visit www.acdelco.com/parts/chassis.