Which one is better? I recently installed some MOOG endlinks on my car to replace the rubber ones, and with the handling kit I already had, its, in a word, fun.
Ive just been doing a little looking around, and it seems that the MOOG endlinks are almost all made of thermoplastic, and of course Energy Suspension is polyurethane. The limited research I have done suggests that thermoplastic is better than polyurethane, but never really says why.
Another thing to consider is price/availablity. I picked up 2 endlinks for less than 10 dollars from a local auto parts store. I know a few places carry Energy products, but the rest have to ordered and with shipping can be approaching 20 bucks. I know its a minimal difference, but 10 bucks is 10 bucks, and if I can get the same thing or better locally, now, and for cheaper, Im going to be all over it.
That is the kit for my car from Summit, who I would assume knows what theyre talking about, and it lists it as being thermoplastic.
They also show 2 different endlinks for the Bonneville, and Im not entirely sure why, but they also list them as thermoplastic
So basically Im wanting to discuss, is thermoplastic better than polyurethane, if so why. I would also like to prove by this that the MOOG endlinks are just as good as if not better than Energy Suspension for a lower cost and better availability.
Have at it guys.
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.5L DOHC V6 15x,xxx miles "The Forgotten W-Body"
shaved badges, Eclipse HU, Pioneer TS-A1370R'*, Pioneer TS-A6971R'*, 20% tint, cleared corners, Silverstar Hi'*, 9005 Low'*
Fenderwell Intake, Hi-Flow Cat, U-bend delete, GMPP Handling Kit, MOOG endlinks, and 12-inch front rotors
1996 Bonneville SE RIP 157,751 miles, totaled 8/29/05