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Old 10-29-2010, 08:22 PM
mrmitch mrmitch is offline
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I was told my rh tie rod is bad(went to get it aligned) I assumed they are talking about the outer. I am going to do both sides.
I have only had the truck a month and am giving it a thorough inspection to get ready for winter.
I was wondering if I should replace the inner tie rods too??(don't know if they are bad) They aren't that expensive,but is it worth the time and money?
What about sway bar links?


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Old 10-29-2010, 09:23 PM
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Sway bar links should be alright, If I were doing it, I would replace all the tie rods
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:25 PM
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do the tie rods hold the sway bar in place?
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:49 PM
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Is there a replacement clamp for the inner boot?
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:03 PM
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The tie rods are what steer your truck, the sway bar links hold the sway bar in place.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:18 PM
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Holy old thread Batman!!
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:48 PM
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I would replace all the tie rods..... Just to have it all new.
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