Recomendation front end rebuild kit

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by AlaskaBuick, May 17, 2017.

  1. AlaskaBuick

    AlaskaBuick Well-Known Member

    Going thru the front end on a father son project 72 GS. Any recommendation to where to buy a complete kit will all bushings, etc. This will just be a normal driver car.


  2. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    IMO you are better getting all Moog stuff, the proforged stuff Summit sells is supposed to be pretty nice, ID stay away from the PST stuff, I wasn't impressed
  3. snucks

    snucks Well-Known Member

  4. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    Stay away from the poly urethane or poly graphite stuff. I ended up using stock Moog replacement after being disappointed by the poly stuff.
  5. flippermtc

    flippermtc Valley Forge Pa- Go Phillies!

    I used Kanter. Was very satisfied.
  6. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    I am using UMI Performance all the way around on my '64 'lark.
    It is still in ICU, so other than the fit and finish, and installation, I cannot speak more.
    The workmanship, pre/post-sales, packaging, shipping were all outstanding.

    So far, I am very happy with the purchase.
  7. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    I love the PST stuff. I use it as much as I can. I like something better than OEM rubber.
  8. AlaskaBuick

    AlaskaBuick Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the advice!
  9. DeeVeeEight

    DeeVeeEight Well-Known Member

    I purchased all McQuay - Norris parts and am NOT happy with them. My ball joint boots were in shreds within a few months.
    SteeveeDee likes this.
  10. GranSportSedan

    GranSportSedan professional irritator

    Moog problem solver line, made in the USA and lots of car people swearing by it
  11. 64 skylark mike

    64 skylark mike Well-Known Member

    I had the same problem with ball joint boots with NAPA ball joints. Were supposed to be USA made, not sure.
  12. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    I wouldn't buy a total front end kit. the original GM parts on your car are far superior to the Chinese junk in those kits. I'd shake the front end down and see what needs replacing. throwing away everything because you need one tie rod end is a great way to waste money.
    Mike B in SC likes this.
  13. SteeveeDee

    SteeveeDee Orange Acres

    X2! I bought McQ-N front end parts for my Skylark, and about 24 months later, I took the car to a shop I trust (I was working mass quantities of overtime- it was cheaper for them to do the work) for brakes, and the upper control arm bushings were toast. I don't know what they put in, but it was over ten years before I had to replace them. That's still too short a lifetime to me, but not that unreasonable.
  14. Steve Schiebel

    Steve Schiebel Well-Known Member

    I second this recommendation. I used all Moog parts last year in my steering and front suspension rebuild. Great quality parts by a company that specializes in steering and suspension. Good prices through RockAuto.
  15. guyver002

    guyver002 Well-Known Member

    I want to third that on the Moog parts. I rebuilt everything on my front suspension and used all Moog parts and all boxes said made in the USA aaaand they all fit like they are supposed to. I'm looking at you manufactures that put the zerk fitting under the inner tie rod ball joint instead of the side and still say it fits a 1970 Skylark! :rolleyes:

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