MOOG, the steering and suspension brand of Tenneco Inc.’s DRiV group, recently announced 79 new part numbers for its ball joints, control arms, tie rods and more during the third quarter of 2022, increasing the total number of new parts available this year to 148.

New parts include four control arms and ball joint assemblies: CK620889, front right lower; CK621474, anterior right upper; RK623739 front right lower; and RK623740, anterior left lower. Part number CK620889 is now available for the following vehicles: 2019-2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV and Escalade; Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe 2019-2015 and Silverado 1500 2019-2014; and 2019-2015 GMC Yukon XL and Yukon. and Sierra 1500 2019-2014. This extends coverage to nearly 5.5 million vehicles in operation (VIO). Covering over 1.8 million VIOs, part number CK621474 is also new for the 2020-2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner. Part numbers RK623739 (lower right front) and RK623740 (upper right front) are parts for the 2019-2017 Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia (covering nearly 550,000 VIOs).

Also new for nearly 3.7 million VIOs is part number RK643661 (rear upper) for the 2020-2016 Honda Civic, 2021-2017 CR-V and 2019 Insight. Additionally, control arm bushings (part number K202089, rear upper exterior) are available for more than 2.2 VIO, covering the 2017-2008 Buick Enclave; Chevrolet Traverse 2017-2009; 2017 GMC Acadia Limited and 2016-2007 Acadia; and Saturn forecast for 2010-2007.

MOOG also released ball joints (K500433) for the 2021-2018 Jeep Gladiator and 2021-2020 Wrangler; and Control Arms (RK643672, Rear Left Lower; and RK643673, Rear Right Lower) for 2018-2013 Nissan Altima and 2020-2016 Maxima.

MOOG continues to test and develop new engineering solutions to improve the vehicle’s ride and performance. Application-specific innovations in MOOG’s premium control arms include induction-hardened pins and carbon fiber-reinforced PTFE bearings. Induction hardened pins provide extra strength, while proprietary carbon fiber reinforced bearings reduce seat friction compared to typical non-reinforced bearings, ensuring longer seat life. Premium control levers also feature increased structural strength and increased corrosion resistance.

MOOG introduced High Utilization hub assemblies earlier this year. These enhanced MOOG products feature improvements for reliability, durability and long-lasting performance in trucks, even under challenging, heavy-duty conditions. New special components include a new heat shield to protect the ABS sensor cable in high temperature conditions; new generation outboard bearing design built into the spindle for increased strength and durability; and an improved Grime Defense internal seal and external seal to provide maximum protection against water, salt, dust and road grime.

“As we’ve shown throughout 2022, MOOG engineers are constantly striving to create and improve our products to exceed our customers’ expectations for durability, quality and affordability,” said Adam Richardson, MOOG’s Director of Brands and Products. “We design every part to exacting specifications and make sure they are tested to our high standards, so it’s easy for us to uphold MOOG’s name as The Problem Solver.”

To watch a video and learn more about MOOG control levers and the full line of MOOG products, visit www.MOOGparts.com

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