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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-26-2017, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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replacing Tie rods

I also have a Ford Escape and when I was getting new tires put on it they said that the right outer needed to be replaced. Do you think I should replace both the left and the right at the same time?
I was thinking I should since I will have to get an alignment done.
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I'm guessing that if the right is gone, the left can't be far behind. Alignment will get you set straight.

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That's what I was thinking. Why wait and then have to do the left side and then get an alignment done again. I can't do my own alignment so the savings will be in replacing the tie rods.
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Ford vs Moog tie rods

The Ford dealer wants $106 for each outer tie rod. Canadian Tire sells Nascar Tie rods which supposedly are actually made by Moog. They are on sale for $40. That is quite the difference. Does anyone have any experience with Moog tie rods? I don't want to use poor quality parts since they are so important. I am tempted to just buy the Ford parts so I don't have to wonder but I thought someone with more experience could give me some advise. Thanks.
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I've always run Ford parts with no issues, depends on what you want to spend and what level of comfort you have with the parts you buy.

Ford parts have never given me a reason to look elsewhere, and I'll pay the extra cash for peace of mind and fit and finish quality. I'm not saying they're the be-all, end-all, but its whatever makes you happy and fits your budget.

No experience with the Moog stuff, but sometimes the saying "You get what you pay for" applies.

Then again, so does the saying "Your mileage may vary."

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I've have excellent experience with Moog parts. Better than Ford's, for the most part, and you can get them with grease nipples. If lubricated properly, they will be the last set you ever buy. The one to stay away from is AC/Delco.

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Heh heh heh.....greased nipples......heh heh heh heh......lubricate properly......heh heh heh

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And don't let these two change them.

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Those 2 guys are not coming anywhere near my truck lol.

FYI I found an alternative to Ford parts (for steering anyway) that I think will be really good. They are actually made in Canada.
About Us - MAS® Industries - Manufacturer of premium chassis parts.

There is a seller on Ebay called clickauto1 who is a retailer.
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/232537327124 - $38.95 and free shipping for each outer tie rod.
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