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MOOG Sway Bar Link Kit

Part No. K80296 Warranty Details  

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MOOG Problem Solver products incorporate proven design and engineering features to ensure like new steering, ease of installation and longer life. MOOG is the preferred steering and suspension parts brand of professional technicians and NASCAR Crew Chiefs.

Product Features:
  • Full ball metal stud provides 360 degrees of smooth, consistent, rotational movement.
  • MOOG® engineered steel composition results in a stronger component.
  • Greaseable socket design allows new lubricant to flush contaminants from the assembly, reducing corrosion and wear.
  • Polyurethane boot offers durability and resistance to extreme temperatures.
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Bushings Included:No
Linkage Material:Steel
Linkage Type:Socket Style
Number of Pieces:1
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Front Or Rear Suspension:Front

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MOOGSway Bar Link Kit
 
3.9

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (11)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • High-performance (5)

Cons

  • Incompatible (3)

Best Uses

  • SUV (4)
  • Trucks (4)
  • Small cars (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (8), Auto enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid Sway Bar End Links Removed Chatter

My OEM End Links had worn out ball sockets, and the plastic bushings inside them were shot, so I got a LOT of chatter and clunking in my SUV front end suspension noise on...Read complete review

My OEM End Links had worn out ball sockets, and the plastic bushings inside them were shot, so I got a LOT of chatter and clunking in my SUV front end suspension noise on roads with lightly rough surfaces. I could not tell by looking at them, or even shaking them. This was on my 2005 Mazda Tribute, but this is the same for Ford Explorer SUV's and other SUV's in that range. These were easy to replace once the wheels are removed. Just two nuts per piece. The suspension chatter clunking noise is mostly all gone, there might be a loose busing in there now, but much better than before, and corning is a bit smoother. I used the Zerk Fittings enclosed and shot about 4 squirts of bearing grease with a grease gun, until it started to come out of the seal. The OEM ones were made out of pig metal some pot aluminum alloy, one was even bent. This ought to fix your problem as well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Defective design, replacement better

Bought two for my Escape Hybrid. I encountered the bolt length issue others have described when trying to insert the bottom stud through the mounting holes in the stabilizer bar. However, turning the...Read complete review

Bought two for my Escape Hybrid. I encountered the bolt length issue others have described when trying to insert the bottom stud through the mounting holes in the stabilizer bar. However, turning the steering wheel afforded me enough clearance to insert both studs.

The original sway bars (pictured here) require installation of the zerk fittings, have an internally held stud (use a 4mm allen key to hold it) and require either a 14mm wrench or a ratcheting dogbone to install. It is a pain in the rear, as the required position of both tools does not allow much travel beyond 10 degrees or so.

Unfortunately, both sway bars instantly failed as the boots pulled off after two days and all the grease came out.

I took one back to return it under warranty and discovered that Moog has apparently slipped a new part in lieu of the one in the picture. The new one has much more robust joints, a thicker rod and internally secured boots. Additionally, the zerk fittings come pre-installed, rather than the self-tapping ones in the picture above. Best of all, it includes a square stator on each end that allows for securing of the stud while tightening the nut-- thus allowing for the use of a normal ratchet (15mm, though)

So, try to get the newer Moog sway bar, rather than the one in the picture (same part number, so no guarantees).

Blue threadlocker is also highly advisable on the studs-- these nuts are not self-locking and will likely begin to back off with time.

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4.0

Good part, glad I tackled this job myself.

By 

from Newport News, Va

Verified Reviewer

Comments about MOOG Sway Bar Link Kit:

I just installed these yesterday. Overall pleased with the product. I decided to write a review since there are a few quirks. These are bigger than stock (see pictures) which makes it a bit tight at the top between the strut and the wheelwell. The clearance is not an issue during installation, however once installed when the wheel is cut hard it jams the sway bar up against the wheelwell. I do not consider this a safety issue, just thought it was worth mentioning. (see pictures)
Turning the steering wheel for clearance is helpful during install. Deep well 15mm socket is needed due to length of bolts.
I was replacing brakes, rotors, and sway bar links at the same time. Removing rotors provided better access.
This installation is on an 07 Escape.

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5.0

Best to get top of the line equipment. :-)

By 

from Wyoming, MI

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Ease of installation
  • Quality Part

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about MOOG Sway Bar Link Kit:

      Moog is an awesome part for suspension systems. Don't go for the cheaper part. Just go straight for the top of the line. :-)

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      4.0

      More sturdy than parts on the car

      By 

      from Chicago, IL.

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about MOOG Sway Bar Link Kit:

      These are far more sturdy than the ones taken off and were easy to install by removing the wheel.

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      5.0

      Don't waste your time & money on links !

      By 

      from Grove City, Ohio

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Comments about MOOG Sway Bar Link Kit:

      You get what you pay for, Moog suspension parts will outlast all others. OEM and standard replacement sway bar links will not hold up on a Ford Escape.

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      5.0

      I read reviews for this kit before hand and spent the extra

      By 

      from Taylors SC

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about MOOG Sway Bar Link Kit:

          This kit was easy to install

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Good replacement

          By 

          from Grand Rapids, MI

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about MOOG Sway Bar Link Kit:

            Much better product than the ones on my SUV beforehand. Solid and easy to install (2 nuts total for each). The only issue I had was the really tight fit getting the bolt to fit in place. The bolt is longer than the original so it was really hard to get it in place. Not sure if that's just the case for my 2006 Mazda Tribute.

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            1.0

            Moog went downhill

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            from JERSEY

            Pros

              Cons

              • Bad threads

              Best Uses

                Comments about MOOG Sway Bar Link Kit:

                I had to buy multiple sets for multiple cars and a lot of the parts had faulty threading and or ball joints inside the cup. I had to have advance order 10 just so I could find 2 good ones.i always loved Moog but they aren't manufactured the same as they have been in the past. I would not recommend this product for any vehicle..

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                5.0

                great quality

                By 

                from Virginia Beach , Va.

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • I Can Know Grease Them
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • SUV
                  • Trucks

                  Comments about MOOG Sway Bar Link Kit:

                  Replaced on my daughters Ford Escape

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                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Escape/Mariner Sway Bar Link

                  By 

                  from Grand Haven MI

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to install

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Na

                  Comments about MOOG Sway Bar Link Kit:

                  These appear to be a much better product than the OEM Sway Bars that they replaced. No more rattling in the front at all.

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                  5.0

                  Better than the original equipment

                  By 

                  from London, ohio

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Fit Easy To Instal

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about MOOG Sway Bar Link Kit:

                      Great to see Advance offer quality products like Moog drive components and Litens belt tensioners versus the guy selling cheap parts across the street.

                      Easy to install (you need to turn the steering wheel to align). Comes equipped with grease fittings (the original part did not and had to be replaced at 40,000 miles)

                      Took me a couple of hours since it was my first time. Able to change with basic wrenches and a grease gun.

                      Ordered on line and picked up at the store to get the discounted price. Store manager was helpful.

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                      • Q:

                        Does this sway bar link kit include 1 or 2 sway bars??
                        Asked on 11/2/2011 by JohnG from North Tonawanda, NY

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                          A:

                          These are sold individually and the sway bar link includes the ball joint and mounting hardware.

                          Answered on 11/2/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
                      • Q:

                        What happens when the sway bar linkage bushing wears and they rattle once in a while.
                        Asked on 6/21/2011 by vick from Kingsport TN.

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          In order to best answer your question, we need more information and our technicians would be more than happy to assist you if you could please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623).

                          Answered on 7/12/2011 by Instant Answers Ian from AAP
                      • Q:

                        i was told i need new sway bar links how can i check them
                        Asked on 4/25/2010 by jocko from derby ny

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          The way to check them is to see if the bushings are worn out or the link is bent.

                          Answered on 4/26/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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