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tie-rod, ball joints, best brands?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jbrandt, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Aug 22, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    jbrandt

    jbrandt [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've been working on and off replacing front suspension parts (ball joints and bushings) on my 2004 TRD 4x4. I was out doing a little wheeling this weekend (if you want to call driving on FS roads "wheelin') and noticed the steering feels a bit sloppy when hitting stutter bumps. It could be my LCA bushings (which I'm replacing anyway) , but I figure while I'm under there, I'll go ahead and replace the tie-rod ends too (inner and outer) and bal joints all around.

    What brands are "better/stronger" than stock? I've hear Moog getting thrown around here, and they seem to say they're "better" than stock, but then again, so does everyone else...

    Basically, I just don't want to replace these parts with "stock", I want something a little better/beefier if possible, but I'm not about to get a Total Chaos uni-ball kit or anything, I don't have that kind of money.

    So what say ye??
     
  2. Aug 22, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    MowTaco

    MowTaco Well-Known Member

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    Moog is the only other brand I ever really see get talked about here. I don't have any personal experience to share with you though
     
  3. Aug 23, 2011 at 12:11 AM
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    x2468

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    I 2nd moog
     
  4. Aug 23, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    jbrandt

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    Cool. Plus, the name MOOG just sounds awesome. "I've got MOOG"

    thanks guys.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo She looked 18...

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    I'm in the middle of going with whatever brand autozone pimps out. While I'm in there I'm also doing new cv boots which is a nightmare. Just get rebuilt axles next time. And take spindle to a machine shop to press em, its proving to be quite edifficult to do myself.
     
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