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OTC Adapter Kits Aid in Removal and Installation of Hendrickson Front and Rear Suspension Bushings

The adapter kits include a custom plate, designed to provide an exact fit with suspension pieces, and custom adapters to align the tool properly and reduce the chance of damage to the bushings.

Suspension Hacks: Servicing Modern Suspensions

Homemade tool solutions might cost you a lot more than they are worth. Your “calibrated elbow” torque wrench should be replaced with a real torque wrench and a way to measure torque angles.

Monroe “Quick Rewards” Program Offers Incentives For Sales Of Monroe Quick-Strut Assemblies

Tenneco’s Monroe brand will offer an incentive to counterpeople for the sale of popular, ready-to-install Monroe Quick-Strut premium replacement assemblies. The Monroe “Quick Rewards” scorecard promotion – available for sales between April 1 and May 31, 2014 – will reward participants with a $10 prepaid card for each pair of qualifying Monroe Quick-Strut units sold.

MOOG Coverage Expanded With Dozens Of New Parts For Foreign Nameplate And Domestic Models

Federal-Mogul has expanded coverage provided by its MOOG Steering and Suspension brand with dozens of new parts now available for popular late-model foreign nameplate and domestic applications. As the automotive service industry’s “Problem Solver,” MOOG offers innovative technologies that improve on original designs for longer life, superior performance and easier installation, according to Federal-Mogul.

Dana Expands Coverage With Spicer Steer Axle All-Makes Product Line

Recently at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), Dana Holding Corp. introduced its Spicer Heavy Axle Steering Components All-Makes product line. The product line includes complete coverage for Spicer steer axles, including knuckles, steer arms, crosslink assemblies, beams and whole axle assemblies.

Kurt Busch Crew Chief Daniel Knost Wins MOOG Problem Solver Award With Top 5 Finish At Fontana

Just five races into his inaugural season on the pit box, Daniel Knost, crew chief for Kurt Busch and the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, took home Federal-Mogul’s MOOG Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver of the Race” Award after the 41 car finished third in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Fontana, Calif.

Mevotech Releases More Than 500 New Part Numbers For Control Arms And Chassis

Mevotech has announced the release of more than 500 new part numbers for control arms and chassis. According to the company, these latest numbers meet and exceed OE specifications, and many of the parts released have been engineered with Mevotech XFactor features, which include greaseable ball joints, sintered metal-to-metal bearings, knurled housing, corrosion resistant coatings and enlarged ball studs for reduced contact pressure.

Be Sure To Inspect The Bushing

There is no real maintenance schedule for a bushing beyond periodic inspection. While tie rod ends and ball joints might occasionally receive a little “thanks” for all their hard work in the form of a greasy treat, the bushing gets no such thanks. In fact, such a “treat” can mean death to a rubber bushing.

Carl Edwards Crew Chief Jimmy Fennig Makes Right Call At Bristol, Wins MOOG Problem Solver Award

Carl Edwards crew chief Jimmy Fennig might have wanted to join his driver in a post-race backflip after making the late call that propelled Edwards and the No. 99 Kellogg’s Ford Fusion to victory in Sunday’s Food City 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Fennig told Edwards to trust his tires for the final 71 laps of the half-mile concrete oval, a strategy that enabled the 99 car to maintain the advantage in a race that had seen 20 lead changes and plenty of unpredictable moments.

Alignment Service On 2011 Hyundai Elantra

The current platform of the Hyundai Elantra shares a lot in common with the other current Kia and Hyundai models. The simple architecture of a MacPherson strut front suspension and rear twist beam axle is starting to become standard on all small and mid-sized offerings. The Elantra is a “net-build” vehicle with no built-in adjustments, but adjustments can be made with aftermarket parts.

Measuring Ball Joint Wear

Detecting and measuring wear in a ball joint is critical to ensuring the safety of a vehicle. When a ball joint fails, the driver loses control of the vehicle. This can result in damage not only to the suspension, but also the axle shafts, brakes and even the body.

10 Reasons Why You Don’t Sell More Loaded Shocks And Struts

Do you only look at the shocks and struts when the driver complains of a noise or when the vehicle can’t be aligned? This might be just one of several reasons you aren’t selling more loaded shocks and struts despite a vehicle’s need for them. Here are 10 tips to help you better identify the need for shocks and struts and for effectively educating your customers to make the sale.