Mevotech

Mevotech has been revolutionizing the automotive aftermarket for over thirty years. Since 1982 they’ve been learning and innovating to ensure that they’re creating top quality, technologically advanced automotive parts while delivering the best customer service and support in the industry. Mevotech Provide Idler Arm, Outer tie Rod, Inner Tie Rod, Hub Assemblies, Bootkits, Bearings, Center Link, Strut Mounts. Find out more about the Mevotech Auto parts at Mevotech.com

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Control Arm Bushing or kit by Mevotech

Control Arm Bushing or kit by Mevotech

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Bushings isolate and reduce transmitted noise, road shock, and vibration.

Ball Joint by Mevotech

Ball Joint by Mevotech

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Ball joints act as the pivot point for suspension articulation. Ball joints are designed to allow the suspension to move independently without interfering with the action of the wheel. This independent motion isolates the movement of the car or truck wheel from the chassis of the vehicle, creating a smooth and quiet ride.

Description
The two most common suspension system types are:
Dual Wishbone - includes a ball joint mounted to each the upper and the lower suspension control arms.
MacPherson Strut - includes a single ball joint located on the lower control arm.
In the aftermarket, suspension systems continue to experience wear and fatigue throughout the life of the vehicle. Factors that can contribute to wear and fatigue are road conditions, weather, and vehicle load and weight changes.
Types
There are 3 basic types of ball joints that are used in suspension systems:
* Press in - a press in ball joint design works on the principle of friction, or interference. The ball joint is larger than the hole inside the control arm or knuckle. When the ball joint is pressed into the control arm, a high amount of friction is generated that holds the ball joint tightly in place.
* Bolt In - a bolt in ball joint uses a mounting flange that bolts on to the control arm using 3 or more bolts and nuts. Many of the OEM ball joints on this application will come riveted only on the original vehicle. As they wear and need to be replaced, the rivets are removed, and the ball joint is replaced with an aftermarket bolt in design.
* Unitized - a unitized ball joint application replaces the individual ball joint. This design completely integrates the ball joint pivot into the design and construction of the control arm assembly, forming one solid container arm. This design has become very popular with the use of aluminum design control arms. Replacement of unitized ball joints requires the entire control arm assembly to be replaced.
To compensate for wear on control arm receptacles, Mevotech X Factor ball joints are manufactured with the following features:
* High friction knurlingaround the outside of the ball joint housing to provide the control arm maximum grip to keep the ball joint firmly in place.
* Blue polyurethane bootsto prevent moisture and foreign particles from entering the internal contract area
* Black oxide coating to prevent rust and corrosion from affecting the ball joint
* Metal to metal internal designsto allow ball joints to be swiveled and greased at regular intervals, increasing overall life span and durability.
Purpose
Ball joints act as the pivot point for suspension articulation. Ball joints are designed to allow the suspension to move independently without interfering with the action of the wheel. This independent motion isolates the movement of the car or truck wheel from the chassis of the vehicle, creating a smooth and quiet ride. Depending on the location of the ball joint, it will be either a load-bearing or a non load-bearing joint. Load-bearing ball joints are subject to continual load stress, and because of this, they must be inspected frequently to ensure optimal performance. Excessively worn ball joints require replacement.
Technology

* Metal design of internal components - Internal metal designs are widely used in the manufacture of Mevotech X Factor ball joints. These designs incorporate highly durable upper and lower metal bearings that surround the ball joint stud and ball, and they include grease fittings to allow for grease and lubrication to be injected into the central area to prolong the life of the ball joint.
* Greaseable - Greaseable ball joints enable the ball joint to be serviced, to flush out old grease and contaminants by injecting new grease during inspection and maintenance routines.
* Knurling - The knurling process on the outer housing of the ball joint cause press in ball joints to grip and mate with the control arm optimally. Ball joints must be held firmly in place within the control arm in order to function properly. Knurling is an important component of the aftermarket ball joint because it compensates for the wear and deformation of the control arm receptacle.
* Black oxide coating- The black oxide coating provides high resistance to variable corrosion factors such as road debris and adverse road and weather conditions, ensuring prolonged life of the ball joint.

Tie Rod by Mevotech

Outer Tie Rod by Mevotech

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Outer tie rods provide a link between the steering knuckle and other steering components. On rack and pinion steering systems, outer tie rods are directly connected to an inner tie rod end. On steering box type systems, outer tie rod ends are connected to both the inner and outer pivot points of a linkage system, typically using adjusting sleeves. An outer tie rod is connected to an inner tie rod by an adjusting thread. This makes it possible to adjust the vehicle alignment to factory specifications and reduce tire wear. All Mevotech outer tie rods are manufactured with our X-Factor internal designs to provide the best possible service life for the part, and to reduce the effects of improper alignment on the vehicle's suspension system.
Types
* Wear Type - Outer Tie Rod Ends with Ball Joint Stud Ends or bushing ends. This type of Tie Rod End is prone to wear as it is designed to absorb the road conditions and reduce vibration feedback to the steering wheel.
* Non-Wear Type - Open taper Type. This type of Tie Rod End is designed to only be a connection point, there is no frictional wear point or no moving parts thus replacement is only due to corrosion or deterioration of mounting surfaces.
Purpose
* In Rack & Pinion Type Systems Outer Tie Rods acts as the link between the Knuckle and the Inner Tie Rod. The Outer Tie Rod is a major component in the vehicle directional path (left and the right turns) and at the same time helps thse suspension to absorb road conditions.
* In Steering Box Type Systems Outer Tie Rods are used as the primary link between all points of the system. With Connections to the Knuckle, Center Link(Track Rod) and Pitman Arm, it is not uncommon to find as many as six joints within the system.
Technology
* Metal design of internal components - Internal metal designs are widely used in the manufacture of Mevotech X Factor tie rod ends. These designs incorporate highly durable upper and lower metal bearings that surround the tie rod end stud and ball, and they include grease fittings to allow for grease and lubrication to be injected into the central area to prolong the life of the tie rod end.
* Greaseable - Greaseable tie rod ends enable the joint to be serviced, to flush out old grease and contaminants by injecting new grease during inspection and maintenance routines.
* Black oxide coating - The black oxide coating provides high resistance to variable corrosion factors such as road debris and adverse road and weather conditions, ensuring prolonged life of the tie rod end.

Inner Tie Rod

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Depending on what type of steering system your vehicle uses the inner tie rods are the first connection point between the rack and pinion or steering box that transmit left and right movement of the wheels. Inner tie rods help in allowing the suspension to move independently without effecting vehicle direction. Some other aftermarket names for inner tie rods are rack end or axial joint. Inner tie rods are manufactured with excessive amounts of connection thread, which gives the technician the ability to adjust the vehicle alignment to factory specs.
Types
* Rack and Pinion type - Inner tie rods are attached to either end of the rack and pinion and provide a pivot point to isolate road conditions from the rack and pinion system.
* Steering box type - Inner tie rod is attached to either end of the center link and their design is very similar to the outer tie rods in a rack and pinion system and sometimes can be up to 2-3 feet in length.
Purpose
The Inner Tie rod functions as a connection from the Rack and Pinion to the Outer Tie Rod. The Inner Tie Rod is threaded in such a way so that it can be rotated to make adjustments during a wheel alignment.
Technology
* Metal design of internal components - Internal metal designs are widely used in the manufacture of Mevotech X Factor tie rod ends. These designs incorporate highly durable upper and lower metal bearings that surround the tie rod end stud and ball joint, and they include grease fittings to allow for grease and lubrication to be injected into the central area to prolong the life of the tie rod end.
* Greaseable - Greaseable tie rod ends enable the joint to be serviced, to flush out old grease and contaminants by injecting new grease during inspection and maintenance routines.
* Black oxide coating - The black oxide coating provides high resistance to variable corrosion factors such as road debris and adverse road and weather conditions, ensuring prolonged life of the tie rod end.

Hub Assembly By Mevotech

Hub Assemblies

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More and more vehicles today are using hub assemblies. Hub assemblies are attached to the spindle or steering knuckle and the tires are fitted over the wheel hub which turns as a complete unit with the drum or disc brake. Hub assemblies are sealed at the factory and don't require maintenance.Hub assemblies are an essential automotive component and must be in good working condition. All hub assemblies control the position and reduce the resistance of your wheels in contact with the road. Wheel positioning determines a number of performance aspects, including tire wear, braking control, vehicle stability in both straight lines and in turns, and overall vehicle handling.
Types
* Driven - Driven hub assemblies are required to transmit rotational torque to propel the vehicle. Driven hub assemblies are only found on Wheel Ends that are driving. An example would be for a front wheel drive (FWD) vehicle the engine drives the front wheel only, and in this case only the front hub assembly will be a driven type hub assembly.
* Non-Driven - Non-driven hub assemblies are attached to all the wheel ends that do not required to transmit rotational torque. For a rear wheel drive (RWD) vehicle the front wheels are not driven because the vehicle is propelled by the rear wheels only.
Generations
* Generation 1 - First generation wheel bearings are used on many applications due to their compact design, featuring lifetime sealing and lubrication.
* Generation 2 - This second generation of hubs is compact, maintenance-free and is not only cost effective but also has an integrated mounting flange. Generation 2 design features a factory-set preload and they are easy to install - bolted directly to spindle.
* Generation 3 - Nowadays automotive manufacturers make all the efforts to improve the vehicles handling and performance by reducing their weight and complexity. Generation 3 hub assemblies provide many advantages over previous designs. Once installed, the integrated flanges of the G3 designs allow for low axial run-out and internal bearing integrity will not be compromised.
Purpose
Hub Assemblies and bearings allow the wheel and tire assembly to turn freely around the spindle, in the steering knuckle, or in the bearing support. They are also designed to handle combinations of radial and axial thrust loads Mevotech Wheel bearings are lubricated with high pressure, high-temperature grease. This allows the bearing to operate with very little friction and wear. A hub unit bearing is pre-set, pre-lubricated, sealed and requires no maintenance.
Technology
* Heavy Duty Integral Raceway - reduces vibration and increases stiffness, extending the product life and improves the overall performance
* Oversized Ball Bearings - the hubs are able to carry extra load, maximizing their life span
* O.E.M. Specification ABS Sensor and Plug - ABS sensor is internally mounted in the hub assembly and follow the OE style for a proper signal and connection
* Performance Sealing - ensures the maximum protection from road hazards and debris and minimizes the risk of potential damage
* Maintenance Free - hubs are designed as a integrated system, greased and sealed for the life of the unit
Any vehicle that has ABS (Antilock-Braking System) requires an ABS sensor to determine when the system needs to be activated.On some front wheel drive cars, the wheel speed sensors are integrated into the hub assembly. A toothed ring in the hub assembly rotates past the tip of the wheel speed sensor. This sensor provides the wheel rotation speed to the ABS computer for proper ABS function.

Steering Parts by Mevotech

Idler Arm

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Idler arms are used on vehicles with steering box style systems. Idler arms are normally attached directly to the center link, and they support the front steering components because they attach to the body of the vehicle. On some light-duty trucks, two idler arms are used.

Outer Tie Rod

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Outer tie rods provide a link between the steering knuckle and other steering components. On rack and pinion steering systems, outer tie rods are directly connected to an inner tie rod end. On steering box type systems, outer tie rod ends are connected to both the inner and outer pivot points of a linkage system, typically using adjusting sleeves.

Inner Tie Rod

Depending on what type of steering system your vehicle uses the inner tie rods are the first connection point between the rack and pinion or steering box that transmit left and right movement of the wheels.

Center Link

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The center link, also known as the drag link, acts as the link between the outer tie rods on the left and right sides. The center link is connected to the Pitman arm, which transmits motion received from the steering box to the center link.
Bellows
Rack and pinion bellows are designed to keep road debris out of the inner tie rod and the rack and pinion shaft.

Bushings

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Bushings isolate and reduce transmitted noise, road shock, and vibration

Suspension Parts by Mevotech

Suspension Parts

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Strut Mounts
Strut mounts connect the vehicle's suspension system to the vehicle body, and are located between the strut and the chassis at the upper strut attachment point.
Description
The MacPherson suspension design is widely used in modern vehicles due to its simplicity and low manufacturing cost. In MacPherson suspension designs, strut mounts connect the vehicle's suspension system to the vehicle body, and are located between the strut and the chassis at the upper strut attachment point. For the front fitting applications, the mount includes a bearing that serves as a steering pivot. Because these are load-bearing, worn strut mounts can affect a vehicle's handling and safety.
Types
* Center Sleeve Design - This design features a metal sleeve that is vulcanized to the rubber bushing. The advantage to this design is that stability is increased for side to side movement. Upper and lower retaining washers are required to prevent the stud from pushing through the mount.
* Spacer Bushing Design - This design has a separate inner bushing. The bearing is pressed in the plate and is centralized around the stud. The combination of the bearing, washer or cup, and upper plate retain the strut rod. The bearing is not serviceable, and mount failure is not visual.
Purpose
Strut mounts, sometimes referred to as bearing plates, are a vital link in the suspension as they connect a vehicle's strut system to the body of the vehicle.Strut mounts have two main purposes; they function as vibration dampeners to reduce in cabin noise and they allow the suspension to pivot when the wheels are turned. Strut mounts must be flexible enough to handle slight angle changes yet be able to transfer vehicle load to the coil spring
Technology
Mevotech engineers conduct extensive application research to understand what installers need. As a result, Mevotech strut mounts are designed to meet or exceed OEM specifications and include many features that improve the durability of the unit and reduce installation time. Some of the many features of Mevotech strut mounts include:
* premium rubber to reduce noise and vibration
* high-grade plate steel to resist corrosion wear and deformation
* low-resistance bearings to allow for easy steering effort
* full mounting hardware kits, bearings, bushings, and brackets to reduce installation time and costs

Control Arms

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The primary function of a control arm is to provide the connection point between the body of the vehicle and wheel. This allows the wheel to move up and down while the body frame and passengers stay smooth and level. Key components that are normally found on a control arm include the control arm bushing and the ball joint.The Mevotech X Factor control arm program not only provides the broadest replacement coverage in the aftermarket, but many of our control arms are redesigned to improve their life and durability, helping to restore the vehicle to as close to original suspension specifications as possible.Mevotech X Factor control arms are designed with thicker forgings to reduce excessive flexing and twisting of the suspension system, and are manufactured with upgraded, greaseable X Factor ball joints to improve durability and wear.
Types
Function
There are two functioning types of control arms - the supporting type and the guiding type:
* Supporting Type - supporting type control arms act as load-bearing supports, distributing vehicle body weight to the tire.
* Guiding Type - guiding type control arms distribute wheel forces, such as braking, acceleration, and other wheel actions, that require force transmission between the body and wheels of the vehicle.
Design
There are three basic types of control arms used in suspension systems:
* Press In - press in control arms are commonly used on more heavy-duty applications such as trucks and vans. This type of control arm consists of a forged arm with a receptacle for the ball joint. The ball joint is slightly larger than the hole inside the control arm, so when the ball joint is pressed into the control arm, a high amount of friction is generated that holds the ball joint tightly in place. Special tools are required to press the ball joint into the control arm to prevent damage to the ball joint, and the process requires safety precautions. Mevotech offers loaded control arms that include the ball joint and bushings to allow for easy installation and better alignment.
* Bolt In - bolt in control arms are usually manufactured with a stamped strut type arm body and are most commonly found on MacPherson type suspension. Repairing a bolt-in type control arm is frequently time consuming and can often cause alignment and fit issues with the replaced ball joints. Many Mevotech X Factor control arms are loaded with the ball joints and bushings to allow for easy installation and better alignment.
* Unitized - unitized control arms consist of one-piece control arms with the ball joint built into the arm housing. Unitized control arms are gaining popularity due to lower production costs, and they are commonly used in aluminum control arms. Because the unitized control arm is a complete unit, when a ball joint needs to be replaced, the entire control arm must be changed.
Purpose
The control arm bushings and ball joints provide a pivot point from the control arm during suspension travel, and they maintain the lateral and vertical location of the control arm pivot points. These components also have the additional functions of maintaining dynamic wheel alignment; reduce transmitted noise, road shock and vibration, while providing resistance to suspension movement.
Technology
* Metal design of internal components - Internal metal designs are widely used in the manufacture of Mevotech X Factor control arms. These designs incorporate highly durable upper and lower metal bearings that surround the ball joint stud and ball, and they include grease fittings to allow for grease and lubrication to be injected into the central area to prolong the life of the control arm.
* Greaseable - Greaseable control arms enable the ball joint to be serviced, to flush out old grease and contaminants by injecting new grease during inspection and maintenance routines.
* Black oxide coating - The black oxide coating provides high resistance to variable corrosion factors such as road debris and adverse road and weather conditions, ensuring prolonged life of the Control Arm.

Stabilizer Links

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Stabilizer links transfer weight between the left and right sides of a vehicle. When a vehicle makes a turn, lateral force is applied proportional to the rate of lateral acceleration. Because the center of gravity sits relatively higher than the suspension, this lateral force causes the vehicle to lean away from the direction in which the vehicle is turning. Most commonly you'll see this in a motor home or large bus, and you may notice the top of the vehicle tilting when it turns a corner.A stabilizer link transmits some of the lateral force exerted in a turn to the opposite side of the vehicle. This allows the body of the vehicle to stay stable, provides a more comfortable driving experience, and ensures better road handling. Stabilizer links are subjected to extremely high torque loads, and, because of their relatively small size, they will be one of the first parts in the suspension system to require servicing and replacement.
Types
Ball Joint Stabilizer Links - ball joint stabilizer links consist of either one or two ball stud type joints affixed to a connecting rod, which allows for increased articulation. This type of stabilizer link is becoming increasingly popular in suspension design because it is easily adapted to many different suspension types.Bushing Stabilizer Links - bushing stabilizer links are constructed from bushings, washers, spacers, and nuts. Mevotech bushings are designed using polyurethane (sometimes simply called urethane). Bushing type stabilizer links are less common today because they require direct linear mounting and are limited by both space and suspension types.
Purpose
Stabilizer links transfer weight between the left and right sides of a vehicle. When a vehicle makes a turn, lateral force is applied proportional to the rate of lateral acceleration. Because the center of gravity sits relatively higher than the suspension, this lateral force causes the vehicle to lean away from the direction in which the vehicle is turning. Most commonly you'll see this in a motor home or large bus, and you may notice the top of the vehicle tilting when it turns a corner.
Technology
* Metal design of internal components - Internal metal designs are widely used in the manufacture of Mevotech X Factor stabilizer links. These designs incorporate highly durable upper and lower metal bearings that surround the ball joint stud and ball, and they include grease fittings to allow for grease and lubrication to be injected into the central area to prolong the life of the stabilizer link.
* Greaseable - Greaseable stabilizer links enable the ball joint to be serviced, to flush out old grease and contaminants by injecting new grease during inspection and maintenance routines.
* Black oxide coating - The black oxide coating provides high resistance to variable corrosion factors such as road debris and adverse road and weather conditions, ensuring prolonged life of the stabilizer link.

Bushings

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Bushings isolate and reduce transmitted noise, road shock, and vibration.When a vehicle is in motion, axial and radial movement of the suspension system, combined with the excess heat generated by the vehicle, cause the bushings to twist and stretch. These stresses can lead to hardening, cracking, and even breaking. This normal wear can be increased by rough road conditions, or by worn or defective shock absorbers, further shortening the life of the bushings.Worn bushings can allow surrounding components to change positions often causing excessive noise in passenger cabin. Once bushings have begun to harden and crack, they must be replaced.
Types
There are numerous types of bushings used in the manufacture of a vehicle. Some of the more common bushing types are:
* Control Arm - control arm bushings provide a pivot point from the control arm and maintain the lateral and vertical location of the control arm pivot points.
* Stabilizer Bar Frame - stabilizer bar bushings provide direct transmission of force from the sway bar to the body of the vehicle.
* Rack & Pinion Mount - rack and pinion mount bushings insulate road noise from the cabin of the vehicle and create a firm mounting point for the vehicle's steering system.
Purpose
In a properly working bushing, the rubber portion of the bushing must allow the suspension system to twist and move in response to road conditions. Bushings that are in good condition act as a kind of sponge, absorbing vibration and motions with only minimal transmission to the passenger cabin. As a bushing wears, it will lose material and some of the sponge-like characteristics. A worn bushing will lead to excessive road noise and improper function of connected components.
Technology
Depending on the type of bushing, different materials such as rubber and polyurethane can be used in the design of the product. Many of the Mevotech X Factor bushings use polyurethane components in their design, providing enhanced corrosion resistance and an overall smoother ride for the driver.

Ball Joint

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Ball joints act as the pivot point for suspension articulation. Ball joints are designed to allow the suspension to move independently without interfering with the action of the wheel. This independent motion isolates the movement of the car or truck wheel from the chassis of the vehicle, creating a smooth and quiet ride.
The two most common suspension system types are:
Dual Wishbone - includes a ball joint mounted to each the upper and the lower suspension control arms.
MacPherson Strut - includes a single ball joint located on the lower control arm.
In the aftermarket, suspension systems continue to experience wear and fatigue throughout the life of the vehicle. Factors that can contribute to wear and fatigue are road conditions, weather, and vehicle load and weight changes.
Types
There are 3 basic types of ball joints that are used in suspension systems:
* Press in - a press in ball joint design works on the principle of friction, or interference. The ball joint is larger than the hole inside the control arm or knuckle. When the ball joint is pressed into the control arm, a high amount of friction is generated that holds the ball joint tightly in place.
* Bolt In - a bolt in ball joint uses a mounting flange that bolts on to the control arm using 3 or more bolts and nuts. Many of the OEM ball joints on this application will come riveted only on the original vehicle. As they wear and need to be replaced, the rivets are removed, and the ball joint is replaced with an aftermarket bolt in design.
* Unitized - a unitized ball joint application replaces the individual ball joint. This design completely integrates the ball joint pivot into the design and construction of the control arm assembly, forming one solid container arm. This design has become very popular with the use of aluminum design control arms. Replacement of unitized ball joints requires the entire control arm assembly to be replaced.
To compensate for wear on control arm receptacles, Mevotech X Factor ball joints are manufactured with the following features:
* High friction knurling around the outside of the ball joint housing to provide the control arm maximum grip to keep the ball joint firmly in place.
* Blue polyurethane boots to prevent moisture and foreign particles from entering the internal contract area
* Black oxide coating to prevent rust and corrosion from affecting the ball joint
* Metal to metal internal designs to allow ball joints to be swiveled and greased at regular intervals, increasing overall life span and durability.
Purpose
Ball joints act as the pivot point for suspension articulation. Ball joints are designed to allow the suspension to move independently without interfering with the action of the wheel. This independent motion isolates the movement of the car or truck wheel from the chassis of the vehicle, creating a smooth and quiet ride.Depending on the location of the ball joint, it will be either a load-bearing or a non load-bearing joint. Load-bearing ball joints are subject to continual load stress, and because of this, they must be inspected frequently to ensure optimal performance. Excessively worn ball joints require replacement.
Technology
* Metal design of internal components - Internal metal designs are widely used in the manufacture of Mevotech X Factor ball joints. These designs incorporate highly durable upper and lower metal bearings that surround the ball joint stud and ball, and they include grease fittings to allow for grease and lubrication to be injected into the central area to prolong the life of the ball joint.
* Greaseable - Greaseable ball joints enable the ball joint to be serviced, to flush out old grease and contaminants by injecting new grease during inspection and maintenance routines.
* Knurling - The knurling process on the outer housing of the ball joint cause press in ball joints to grip and mate with the control arm optimally. Ball joints must be held firmly in place within the control arm in order to function properly. Knurling is an important component of the aftermarket ball joint because it compensates for the wear and deformation of the control arm receptacle.
* Black oxide coating - The black oxide coating provides high resistance to variable corrosion factors such as road debris and adverse road and weather conditions, ensuring prolonged life of the ball joint.

Lateral Link by Mevotech

Lateral Link by Mevotech

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Lateral link transfer weight between the left and right sides of a vehicle. When a vehicle makes a turn, lateral force is applied proportional to the rate of lateral acceleration.

Bushing by Mevotech

Bushing by Mevotech

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Description
Bushings isolate and reduce transmitted noise, road shock, and vibration. When a vehicle is in motion, axial and radial movement of the suspension system, combined with the excess heat generated by the vehicle, cause the bushings to twist and stretch. These stresses can lead to hardening, cracking, and even breaking. This normal wear can be increased by rough road conditions, or by worn or defective shock absorbers, further shortening the life of the bushings. Worn bushings can allow surrounding components to change positions often causing excessive noise in passenger cabin. Once bushings have begun to harden and crack, they must be replaced.
Types
There are numerous types of bushings used in the manufacture of a vehicle. Some of the more common bushing types are:
* Control Arm - control arm bushings provide a pivot point from the control arm and maintain the lateral and vertical location of the control arm pivot points.
* Stabilizer Bar Frame - stabilizer bar bushings provide direct transmission of force from the sway bar to the body of the vehicle.
* Rack & Pinion Mount - rack and pinion mount bushings insulate road noise from the cabin of the vehicle and create a firm mounting point for the vehicle's steering system.
Purpose
In a properly working bushing, the rubber portion of the bushing must allow the suspension system to twist and move in response to road conditions. Bushings that are in good condition act as a kind of sponge, absorbing vibration and motions with only minimal transmission to the passenger cabin. As a bushing wears, it will lose material and some of the sponge-like characteristics. A worn bushing will lead to excessive road noise and improper function of connected components.
Technology
Depending on the type of bushing, different materials such as rubber and polyurethane can be used in the design of the product. Many of the Mevotech X Factor bushings use polyurethane components in their design, providing enhanced corrosion resistance and an overall smoother ride for the driver.

Control Arm by Mevotech

Control Arm by Mevotech

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The primary function of a control arm is to provide the connection point between the body of the vehicle and wheel. This allows the wheel to move up and down while the body frame and passengers stay smooth and level. Key components that are normally found on a control arm include the control arm bushing and the ball joint.

CV Boot Kits by Mevotech

CV Boot Kits by Mevotech

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DESCRIPTION
Boots are a critical component of the constant velocity (or CV) axle. CV boots protect the axle joints from contaminants such as dirt, sand, and other road debris that can destroy the CV axle shaft.Friction and heat are the primary causes of CV boot failures. Heat can get transmitted from the drive line as a result of a malfunction in the brake pads, worn wheel bearing, or particular transmission problems, which can cause a CV boot to weaken and become vulnerable to premature wear.
When a CV boot is torn, the internal bearings of the CV joint are exposed to road debris. Debris can cause excessive bearing wear, which can lead to CV shaft unit failure. Inspection and maintenance of the CV boot increases the life expectancy of the CV axle.Mevotech CV Boots are designed to meet or exceed OEM specifications and cover a wide variety of applications to provide the best possible service aid to the installer.
TYPES
OEM style boots - OEM style boots are made to fit specific CV joints, promoting a secure fit and proper seal for the CV joints. All Mevotech Dura-flex CV Boots are application specific and have been designed as exact replacements for OEM boots. This ensures the most precise fit for each application, protecting the CV axle from contamination and failure. CV Boots are made out of either Neoprene rubber, or Hytrel rubber. Neoprene boots are the most common, because they provide the best resistance to normal weather and road conditions. Hytrel rubber provides superior resistance to high heat conditions, so Hytrel boots are used on specific applications where extreme heat is generated.
PURPOSE
CV boots perform two key functions. CV boots keep moisture, sand, dirt, and other debris particles sealed out, preventing contamination of the internal parts of the CV joint. CV boots also keep lubrication sealed in with the CV joint, ensuring optimal part life. It is critical that the CV boot fits properly and snugly to the CV joint. Any contaminants that enter the CV joint will cause it to deteriorate.
TECHNOLOGY
* Hytrel CV Boot - Hytrel CV Boots are made from a combination of rubber and plastic. They are designed to resist heat and are appropriate for applications where they are in close proximity to a heat source.
* Neoprene CV Boot - Neoprene CV Boots are more resistant to tears and won't wear as quickly as plastic or rubber boots.