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Buying Tie Rods Anddddd?

Gonna replace my tie rods because after alignment car still likes drifting away, when car was lifted there was play on the wheel. Lots of play on the wheel that had the popped tire when i hit that big ol hole so im assuming that's why that happened.

So i should be safe to assume moog tie rods will be good replacement, but what should i get in addition to inner&outer tie rods, i rather get it all done in one go.

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I'm having the same issue, let me know how hard they are to install, I assume easy but you never know.

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BronX what kind of mileage do you have on your car?

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I would jack it up and take a look at the rear LCBs, because my car drifted before when I had bad ones. There will always be a little play in the steering pieces, between the movement of the intermediate shaft, outer tie rods and inner tie rods, at least on my car. But in short if the ball joint on the tie rod doesnt feel solid and is easily moveable then I would replace it.
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well i was getting my new tires on and guy checked it out for me, he shook the tire and it had plenty play, even made a rubby noise, sorry for late response

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When the tire has play, is it from side to side or up and down does it make the clicking sound? Not all the time its a tie rod, could be a ball joint too. I would visually check the ball joint for any wear and tear, frayed bushing, etc.

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Got the inner and outer tie rods replaced, took it to a shop, wasn't going to wait for my friend to be available to get it done. Wanted to do it asap so i wont wear out my tears prematurely (spent almost $800 on it!). She's back to working go straight now though so im happy!

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Yeah definitely doing this myself, I can deal with the pain to save $680

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i didnt spend $680 on install, lol my tires were $800

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you do need to borrow tools though for the install.

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Info on the specialty tools needed?

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