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News   June 13, 2011   by CARS Magazine

Innovative New MOOG Lower Ball Joints First in Aftermarket for More Than 350,000 Lexus GS, IS Models


The MOOG steering and suspension brand from Federal-Mogul is the first in the automotive replacement parts market to offer lower ball joints for a variety of late-model Lexus GS and IS models. These latest “first-to-market” parts extend the brand’s coverage leadership of Asian nameplate vehicles.

The new MOOG lower ball joints (K500123, right; K500124, left) provide exceptional component performance and durability for more than 350,000 rear-wheel-drive Lexus vehicles, including 2006 GS 300; 2006-2007 GS 430; 2007-2010 GS 350; 2008-2010 GS 450H and GS 460; 2006-2010 IS 350 and IS 250; 2008-2010 IS F; and 2010 IS 250C and IS 350C models.

The new MOOG ball joints feature the brand’s proven powdered metal upper and lower bearings for exceptional strength and performance and longer life. Recent five-axis performance testing showed that the new MOOG ball joints provided significantly better performance under load than other parts for these applications when tested to an average one-, two-, or four-year equivalent service life.

The new MOOG ball joints also feature grease fittings to allow for periodic servicing to extend product life. Each MOOG part is delivered complete with slotted or castellated nuts and cotter pins for fast, easy installation.

“We are pleased to offer the first aftermarket replacement ball joints for these vehicles,” said Mark Boyle, director, steering and suspension products, Federal-Mogul. “MOOG ball joints deliver a real performance and service life advantage over other aftermarket alternatives. They’re the smart choice for repair providers who want to solve the problem the first time, every time.”

In addition to the industry’s best foreign-nameplate and domestic coverage, the MOOG brand offers hundreds of exclusive Problem Solver parts engineered to deliver significantly improved performance and reliability and often speed the repair. This problem-solving engineering approach has helped make MOOG parts the number one choice of automotive service professionals and NASCAR crew chiefs.

For additional information regarding MOOG chassis parts, please visit the brand’s technician-focused www.moogproblemsolver.com website or contact your MOOG supplier. To identify the right MOOG part for virtually any application, please use the convenient, free www.FMe-cat.com electronic catalog.

 


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