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Old 06-21-2019, 11:42 AM
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Proforged experience - have any?

I don't see many folks around here talking about Proforged suspension parts. On paper they look really good, a possible upgrade over other stuff like Moog/Delco. Ran across this thread, and they have Proforged a pretty good review, They like Howe better, but howe looks to be limited in what they offer and would change geometry of car.

https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...138#post924138

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Re: Proforged experience - have any?

I'm interested to hear some feedback as well, since I will be rebuilding my steering in the near future.

In another thread, some folks have indicated that Proforged idler arms do not match the OEM geometry.
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I got the whole kit. I have a complete moog setup as well. Couple of issues. First they tout the parts as coming painted. Best bet is to buy each part individual. If you buy the kit it all comes in one plastic bag. I sent it back as the parts as they were all knicked up. The its well made. I did have 2 issues with the grease fitting. Had 2 out of the set the ***** and spring were completely separated from the fitting. I'm sure it's a step above autozone stuff. At least it comes with a decent paint job and the adjusters are cnc.
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I'm interested to hear some feedback as well, since I will be rebuilding my steering in the near future.

In another thread, some folks have indicated that Proforged idler arms do not match the OEM geometry.
If that is the thread I ran across, it was moog that was mentioned: https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/susp...dler-arms.html
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adjusters are cnc.
Proforge claims pretty much everything has CNC milled surfaces. Not sure if that is any different from Delco/Moog, but it sounds smooth and consistent.
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BTW - the guys in the outside thread in first post sound pretty knowledgeable, Proforge even chimes in, another owns a shop, and the rest are racing 1st/2gens. Proforge is getting pretty good reviews over there, one guy just says its good stuff, just don't compare it with Howe, not same class.
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Re: Proforged experience - have any?

Couple more great threads, one a review, another Proforged giving us some insight on the suspension industry. The insight is good, I'm in the glasses/sunglasses business, and what he says is very similar to what we experience.

Where Proforge gives us insight to their products.
https://www.chevelles.com/forums/16-...proforged.html

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https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...g-Parts-Review
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If that is the thread I ran across, it was moog that was mentioned: https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/susp...dler-arms.html
Yep, that's the one. Proforged is mentioned toward the end of the thread.
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We use Proforged in all of our street products and half the race products (our Corner Max arms use Howe lowers). Never had a problem and we abuse our stuff during racing and testing...
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Originally Posted by UMI Sales View Post
We use Proforged in all of our street products and half the race products (our Corner Max arms use Howe lowers). Never had a problem and we abuse our stuff during racing and testing...
I second this. I have used a few Proforged products in a recent build ( s10 truck which is fairly similar in many ways to a 3rd gen) and am sold on Proforged products. very good quality. I actually changed the geometry on the truck with a custom centerlink attachment I machined which was easy to do because of Proforged nice machined mount surfaces. I could not do this with a stock piece.


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We use Proforged in all of our street products and half the race products (our Corner Max arms use Howe lowers). Never had a problem and we abuse our stuff during racing and testing...
Thanks for chiming in. Any opinion willing to give on Proforged -vs- current day AC Delco, Moog, NAPA? I'm reading some of these main stream brands are not what they used to be. My goal for replacement parts is to try to remain true to factory because I want to preserve the car as a time capsule, but at the same time, don't want to be putting junk on the car just for the sake of looks.
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I second this. I have used a few Proforged products in a recent build ( s10 truck which is fairly similar in many ways to a 3rd gen) and am sold on Proforged products. very good quality. I actually changed the geometry on the truck with a custom centerlink attachment I machined which was easy to do because of Proforged nice machined mount surfaces. I could not do this with a stock piece.
Nice work on that machined part! So are these are noticeably different from factory parts?
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