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Old 05-11-2019, 02:11 PM   #1
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1971 - best OEM style full tie rod assembly?

Just getting everyone's take before I go up to O'Reilly's or somewhere and start laying down money...

We want to replace the tie rods (all 3 parts), and the pitman arms. What are the best/most reliable OEM-style, put-it-in-and-go ones to get.

...Also, I know the tie rods changed every couple years, so I don't want to grab the wrong part because the counter guy is a pimply 12-year-old and knows nothing (or less than me, anyway. I know, at least, next-to-nothing. ).

Moog seems popular, but it appears to be a bit different than the originals?

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Old 05-11-2019, 02:16 PM   #2
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Re: 1971 - best OEM style full tie rod assembly?

I replaced my entire front steering and suspension with moog all parts matched up fine. I found the best prices on rockauto
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Old 05-11-2019, 02:31 PM   #3
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Re: 1971 - best OEM style full tie rod assembly?

I'm assuming it was something like the "MOOG ES415RL" part number on this page?

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...e+rod+end,7428
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Old 05-11-2019, 02:43 PM   #4
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Re: 1971 - best OEM style full tie rod assembly?

Side note... on a whim, I called LMC just now, to see what brand theirs are.

The brand is 3D Carbon. And I don't know anything about that company, but they did say "made in US," if that matters to anyone.

...Something tells me that's just a detail about manufacture.. Not a brand. Oh well, I tried.
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Re: 1971 - best OEM style full tie rod assembly?

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I'm assuming it was something like the "MOOG ES415RL" part number on this page?

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...e+rod+end,7428
I have a c20 so my parts are different, you should be ok if you put in the correct vehicle info
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Old 05-11-2019, 03:20 PM   #6
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Re: 1971 - best OEM style full tie rod assembly?

Moog from Rockauto . If your going to replace it , Replace ALL of it , Upper and lower control arm shafts , upper and lower ball joints ,inner and outer tie rod ends ,idler arm , 9/16 u bolts . Have it aligned and your done .
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:38 AM   #7
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Re: 1971 - best OEM style full tie rod assembly?

Do you have the part numbers for all the Moog stuff? Everything up front on my truck needs replacing.
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:10 AM   #8
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Re: 1971 - best OEM style full tie rod assembly?

I have all the part #s for a 67 . You'll need to use everything for your model , I used CCP 2 1/2" drop spindles and disc rotors/bearing kit ordered thru Summit with free shipping . Disc splash shield off ebay and bearing cap/cover from autozone .
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:11 AM   #9
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Re: 1971 - best OEM style full tie rod assembly?

Look it up on RockAuto. Going to depend if you are 10/20, and C/K

Agree to do it all at once.

If you decide to use AC Delco, be aware they have 2 product lines now. Advantage and Professional. Advantage is cheap chinese junk. Professional is the real AC Delco parts.
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Look it up on RockAuto. Going to depend if you are 10/20, and C/K

Agree to do it all at once.

If you decide to use AC Delco, be aware they have 2 product lines now. Advantage and Professional. Advantage is cheap chinese junk. Professional is the real AC Delco parts.
^ That would be less expensive than Moog for sure . Don't forget all these pieces need to be painted or coated or they will rust fast .
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:48 PM   #11
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Re: 1971 - best OEM style full tie rod assembly?

moog has two lines as well, if it doesnt have problem solver stamped on it, its their cheaper line.
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