Mevotech vs. Moog
When it comes to tuning cars, suspension parts are something that many car owners overlook.
Most car owners believe that purchasing a set of wheel bearings or bolts by any brand will suffice; however, this is simply not true. Choosing the right suspension parts is just like choosing the right clothes.
That’s what the Mevotech vs. Moog comparison is all about.
Have you ever rotated the steering wheel of your vehicle and heard an annoying screeching noise? Well, that’s your car’s wheel bearing, and it’s demanding a replacement.
On the other hand, the control arm is also a critical part of your car’s suspension system. It attaches the wheels to the car’s frame and provides your car with stability. Therefore, buying a good quality control arm is also important.
Here, in the Mevotech vs. Moog comparison guide, I’ll discuss the wheel bearings and control arm by both brands in detail. I’ve tried and tested both before compiling this guide.
I’ll review the products in detail, discuss their features, pros, and cons. By the end of the comparison, you’ll be able to make an informed choice.
Control arm comparison
The process of buying a control arm can be pretty challenging.
I’ve been through the process, and my first purchase was a disaster.
Nevertheless, I bought Mevotech control arm and Moog control arm and tested both the products with different vehicles.
The Mevotech Control Arm is designed to withstand all kinds of driving; even on tough and rugged terrains.
Unlike many other brands manufacturing control arms with bushings made of rubber-based compounds, Mevotech Control Arm is made of polyurethane bushings.
The material provides great resistance to degradation and corrosion caused by mud, oil, and road salt.
Mevotech Control Arm comprises premium, high-quality ball joints, and strong polyurethane bushings to suit different kinds of driving and vehicles. The control arms made of easy are easy to grease for enhanced ball joint operation.
The Mevotech Control Arms are crafted to improve the durability and lifespan of wheel frames. They also help in restoring your vehicle to the original suspension specifications as much as possible.
The thicker forgings on the control arm reduce greater twisting and flexibility of the product. I am using the product with my Honda Pilot 2015 model and am satisfied with the performance.
- Strengthens your car’s suspension
- Comes with superior-quality steel finish coated with black oxide for enhanced strength and resistance from corrosion
- Durable and reliable to work with a variety of vehicle makes and models
- Easily greaseable for improved ball joint service
- Comes with a 1-year warranty
- Easy to install
- Carefully inspected for high-quality
- The all-metal ball joints provide a more durable and solid feel
- Lower and upper metal ball bearings allow improved movement and the ball and stud
- Metal bearings come with grease fittings for easy greasing
- The Black Oxide coating on ball joints prevents the formation of rust
- Comes with a reliable and tough covering for the internal contract area of the control arm
- The blue polyurethane boot on the ball joint prevents contaminants and moisture from affecting the contact site
- The ball joint is not covered under warranty
- The material of the boot is not very durable. Some customers noticed cracks on the blue boot after driving for less than 50 miles
When it comes to high quality suspension parts, Moog is one brand that many car owners prefer. If you want to get the wheels of your car back in line, you can buy Moog’s R-Series Control Arm.
The R-Series Control Arm is made of aluminum or steel and engineered in a way that it reduces friction and wear. It is a high-quality suspension part that is crafted to meet the daily demand of your driving.
The Moog Control Arm comprises Moog Problem Solver bushings and ball joints for better performance and ease of installation.
The ball joints come with many design enhancements such as a new, patent pending basic dust boot, an enhanced forged housing, and a patent pending design of the gusher bearing.
- Suitable for driving on difficult terrains
- Crafted from high-quality stamped steel, forged steel, or aluminum
- Comes with M2 technology for better steering and greater responsiveness
- Comes with a 10-degree additional stud swing inside the upper ball joint when the suspension is required
- Gusher bearings made of powdered-metal allow an uninterrupted flow of grease from the bearing to the stud
- Comes with pre-installed ball joints and bushings wherever needed
- Covered under Limited Lifetime Warranty
- The material quality is high, and the control arm is sturdy.
- Comes with grease fittings on the lower joint.
- Formed using OE-style geometry for better alignment and fit.
- Pre-assembled with ball joint and bushings.
- Suitable for various foreign and domestic vehicles.
- Easy to install and use.
- Comes with bench testing guarantee and thorough inspection.
- None so far
Wheel bearing comparison
While some parts of your vehicle are meant to be stationary, others such as axles are designed to move.
This stationary and movable combination can lead to increased friction which can damage your car.
I had no idea how to pick the best wheel bearing when I bought my first wheel bearing, and like the control arm, it was not the best decision.
So, since I was already testing Mevotech and Moog control arms;
I thought it would be a good idea to try wheel bearings by the same brands.
Mevotech Wheel Bearing is designed keeping in mind the OEM specifications and then identifying, studying, and enhancing areas that require improvement.
I’m using Mevotech Wheel Bearings with my Ford Super Duty F-250 Truck, and I like the performance of the product.
All you need to do is replace your warped or worn out wheel bearings and hub assembly with long-lasting and high-quality wheel bearing and hub-assembly system by Mevotech.
All the parts of Mevotech Wheel Bearing and Hub Assembly system are lubricated in advance to reduce wear and friction.
Mevotech Wheel Bearing and Hub Assembly can be an ideal replacement for your vehicle.
The integrated flanges help reduce shaking of the vehicle and preserve the integrity of the inner bearing. The heavy-duty and strong integral raceway cuts down vibrations and enhances stiffness.
The oversized ball bearings allow the hub to bear the extra load and increase its lifespan.
- Pre-lubricated wheel bearings with high-temperature and high-pressure grease to reduce wear and friction
- Integrated flanges minimize wobble and maintain the integrity of the internal bearing
- Bigger ball bearings enhance load capacity and lifespan
- Sturdy integral raceway adds stiffness and reduces vibration
- OE-style ABS Sensor in internally installed inside the hub assembly for better connection and signal
- Does not require maintenance
- Pre-lubricated with grease to minimize wear and friction.
- Reduces shaking on the vehicle.
- Reduces vehicle noise and allows your vehicle to run smoothly.
- Easy to install and provides an excellent fit.
- No maintenance required.
- Some customers have mentioned that the sensors stopped working after a few days
If you’re sick of the rumbling noise in your vehicle as soon as you begin driving, Moog Wheel Bearing can come to your rescue.
Moog Wheel Bearing and Hub Assembly are treated with heat for optimum hardness and depth to support greater load capacity.
They are designed to provide your vehicle with more endurance, proper function and fit, maximum exclusion of contamination, and safety while driving.
So, if you’re looking for superior-quality wheel bearings and hub assemblies for quiet operation, smooth driving, reduction in rolling resistance, and assurance of proper functioning of ABS, I recommend you use Moog Wheel Bearing and Hub Assembly.
I’m using the product with my 2017 Mazda 3 and have not encountered any issues so far.
- Roll form design for optimal and consistent preload
- Molded ABS covering and socket connections for proper defense against dirt and other contaminants for durability
- ABS cord for abrasion resistance and protection against adverse conditions
- Quality quad lip seal design for greater protection
- Controlled manufacturing to create wheel bearings and hub assemblies to provide excellent performance and reduce vibrations and noise
- Protective coating on the wheel stud to prevent the formation of rust and corrosion for easy removal and accurate torquing of the wheel nut
- Precision match components for quiet and smooth operation.
- Better conductivity of the ABS signal due and strong connection due to high-quality copper and polymer wiring.
- Contamination protection by the quad-lip seal.
- Easy to install and use.
- Comes with ABS sensors.
- Some customers have mentioned that the product was loose when delivered
Which brand is better?
Now that you’ve gone through the detailed reviews of Mevotech and Moog control arm and wheel bearings, you have an idea of their features, pros, and cons.
Mevotech products are more affordable and high-quality when compared to Moog products.
Speaking about the control arm, the Mevotech control arm comes with ball joints and bushings; whereas the Moog control arm comes with ball joints only. You’ll have to purchase the bushings separately.
Wheel bearings and hub assemblies by both the brands are equally good. However, some customers have mentioned that the ABS sensor on the Moog Wheel Bearing and Hub Assembly did not work properly.
Overall, I would say that Mevotech is a better brand. However, I suggest you pick the brand and products based on your exact requirements, vehicle type, and vehicle model.
Does Mevotech have Lifetime Warranty?
Yes, Mevotech offers Limited Lifetime Warranty on suspension parts.
Is Mevotech Made in the USA?
All Mevotech product parts are engineered in Canada and designed in a factory in North America.
How long to Mevotech products last?
All Mevotech products are long-lasting and durable.
They come with Mevotech Limited Warranty which states that the products will be free from material-related defects and workmanship for the useful service lifespan of the vehicle on which the product was originally installed.
Mevotech products are a combination of great price, great quality, and even better customer experience.
They’re tested in adverse conditions and inspected thoroughly before they’re sold.
Does Moog have a Lifetime Warranty?
Moog provides Lifetime Warranty on many components. Moog Control Arms and Hub Assemblies carry a 3-Year Warranty.
Are Moog Made in the USA?
Moog parts are manufactured in over 16 countries. They’re not just made in the USA. Moog is a global brand, and its parts are made worldwide.
How long do Moog parts last?
Moog is a trusted brand, and Moog suspension parts are durable, reliable, sturdy, and high-quality.
Moog wheel bearings last for about 136,000 – 160,000 km or 85,000 – 100,000 miles.
Moog Control Arm can last for a long time and does not require replacement until it gets worn out or torn.
I hope you found the Mevotech vs. Moog comparison guide useful.
While I recommend Mevotech products, Moog isn’t bad either.
It’s just that Mevotech products have a slight edge over Moog products when it comes to durability, quality of construction, and design.
If you have any other questions about Mevotech or Moog, please feel free to post your questions in the comment section below.
Also, if there is any other brand that you would like me to review, let me know.
Nelson E Ocasio says
Hello I own an 86 Buick Grand National, and am in need to replace the upper & Lower control arms, I have been told Tubular is best way to go, I have looked at Hotchkins but they are way too expensive, doing my research I came across QA1, BMR & SPOHN, have you heard of these and know anything about them. Thank you sincerely Nelson E Ocasio
Confused shopper 🙂
Alex Wolfe says
Curious about Mevotech ball joints, on non control armed vehicles, and tie rods/drag link vs Moog’s components?
I don’t know about Moog but you have to take Mevotech’s warranty with a big grain of salt. The fine print stipulates that the part has to be installed by a trained and certified tech/mechanic.
That being said, I installed mevo’s cheapo line of tie rods and ball joints on the 97 del sol because it is only driven a couple of days a week. On the 97 f150 I installed their supreme line upper control arms and lower ball joints. I also plan on using that same line on the tie rods,idler, and pitman arm. Time will tell.
Edward Read says
Hello there! I’, Ed, a 33 year veteran auto parts counterman. I began my experience selling Moog and rarely if ever had ANY problems with quality, etc. My supplier changed to MevoTech about four years ago. Several of our regular customers with heavy use Ram and Ford 3/4 and one ton pickups claimed some part failure with MevoTech parts. My own personal pickup is a 2000 Tacoma 2X4. I drive this pickup very often. Three years ago a lower ball joint failed at 239K. I had the entire front suspension rebuilt with MevoTech parts and have had excellent results since. The pickup now has 271K on the odometer. Very pleased! No hard feelings towards Moog at all. I used the same parts I sell, plain and simple!
You missed the fact that Mevotech has three grades to choose from. Their ball joints and bushings vary, just as Moog does, depending on origin. For example, Mevotech will have two identical, mid grade arms, one from China and one from Turkey. They have different bushings, though. One has a sealed and riveted ball joints, one has a bolt on greasable ball joint. Same part number, same brand, two different countries of origin. The exact same thing goes for Moog.
Pretty hard for an Internet comparison, I see both fail each and every day. Mevotech dies offer a lifetime ball joint warranty, if you buy from an approved dealer and not online.
David Gavaldon says
I will never purchase a Moog product again. I purchased a pair of Moog strut mounts for a 1998 Mercedes Benz SL 500. Thinking Moog made high quality parts. I purchased the parts from Rock Auto and had them professionally installed. One mount lasted about a month the other mount lasted about another week. When they failed they left a bump on each side of my hood. I replaced both with Cortecho strut mounts and they are still in good working order (7 years so far. The Moog parts came in a box that said made in the USA. When I removed the Moog strut mounts I found out the parts where manufactured in Taiwan. The made in Taiwan was hidden on the bottom of the mounts. Beware of Chinese parts hiding in packaging stating otherwise!
David Gavaldon says
In your FAQs there is a question asking is Mevotech made in the USA? The answer states All Mevotech products are designed in Canada and engineered in a factory in the USA. What do you mean by engineered in a factory in the USA? Where are Mevotech products manufactured? Where are Mevotech products assembled? Where do the materials to manufacture Mevotech components come from?
Installed a mevotech hub on a 2001 Tahoe. 20,000 km and a few years later it failed and began screeching like a train. It looked like inner seal failed when i took it apart. Junk. Buy skf or timken for the extra $40 and be done with it
Timken and skf and moog are all garbage. They use to be the best but they are korean/ chinese junk. Ac delco is the best. The oe original are made in usa professionali think Mexico and advantage in china. If you buy mevotech wheel bearing bearings out any part make sure it’s their ttx or titan xf line they are heavy duty and way better then their bottom line parts
How would you rate Mevotech frt coil springs compare with moog for
A vintage mustang/falcon?
Quality fit ride height
Anthony Diodati says
Need upper control arm bushings on a 01 Grand Prix.
No one wanted to just do the bushings they wanted to do the whole arm will the movotech supreme serve me well?