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post #1 of 5 Old 04-05-2019, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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2008 Patriot Suspension "Issues"!

I have a 2008 Patriot, I have replaced EVERYTHING underneath that thing sometimes more than twice (control arms, links etc.) with "top of the line parts" (Moog). I do not use this vehicle for "4-Wheeling" although the roads around here could lead you to believe that i have. Is it just my POS or does the Patriot have severe flaws when it comes to the suspension? or am i getting "crappy" parts. I believe they should last a bit longer than 6 months.......(this vehicle is stock, no modifications).

Thanks in advance,

Kelly


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post #2 of 5 Old 04-05-2019, 10:27 AM
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That is a vague post - what is going on, what is condition that you are dealing with?


ALSO - is suspension STOCK - not lifted, over sized wheels, wrong wheel offset - anything modified?

When I see the price of OEM I think aftermarket.
When I see the quality of aftermarket I think OEM.
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Everything is stock, it is a daily driver, never off roaded. No lift, no over sized tires, does not pull anything, Everything just wears out unbelievable fast. The front control arms are the worst offenders, been replaced three times in past year and a half. Everything else has been replaced now its got the same tell tell noises that a link or bushing is out. Just wanted to know if this is common, or I own a real winner..........

"It only works when the wheels are on the ground Sir!"
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My 2¢ control arms are long life items - but 3 times?

Shocks/cartridges good?

Alignment? 4 wheel.
Crossmembers secure not shifting?

MacPherson strut - not a whole lot to question.

Nothing comes to mind other than what I listed - IDK

When I see the price of OEM I think aftermarket.
When I see the quality of aftermarket I think OEM.
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The parts were MOOG, except for the quick struts I put on, they were SENSEN, Is there anything better than MOOG or maybe more beefy with better bushings?
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