Tie Rod Ends?

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  1. quiller303

    quiller303 New Member

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    Morning All,

    My 06 QC needed an alignment so I took it in to the dealer. Was informed that the both tie rod ends are worn and will need replacement to do an alignment. The steering did feel sloppy. I have 68,000 miles on the truck. Dealer was unable to source new tie rod ends and said the whole steering rack would need to be replaced as a unit. Has anyone found a source for new tie rod ends for our trucks? If not, would X2 Builders be my only option? Thanks.
     
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    96indyshaker New Member

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    Truck tech tv just replaced some steering pieces on their 10. They got their parts from rockauto.com
     
  3. quiller303

    quiller303 New Member

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    Thanks for the tip. I'm leery of RockAuto for our truck. They have burned me before with incorrect parts.

    Sure enough, I took a look and they list tie rod ends for either 8 lug wheels or 5 lug wheels. I don't believe our trucks came with 8 lug wheels. For whatever reason, RockAuto doesn't do a good job of distinguishing between our trucks and the regular 1500 trucks.
     
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    Srt10650 Full Access Member

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    I basically replaced all my suspension components, bought mostly everything from Rockauto. If you go with them make sure to google the discount code to get %5 off. Let me know if you need the part numbers. Below is my thread.

    Front springs JTSVP vs Belltech
     
  5. quiller303

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    Great write up. Yes, if you would, please let me know the part #s for the inner and outer tie rod ends. Do you know if 05 and 06 are the same?
     
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    THIS^^^

    I just replaced my outer tie rods. Got the moog's for the 5 lug from Rockauto.

    THEY DO NOT FIT>

    Our trucks have the 5 lug wheel obviously.. but in 06 Dodge put the tie rod ends from the 2500 or I would assume the 8 lug wheels.

    You will know as the thread pitch is way off from the 5 lug to the 8.
     
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    Thanks. Below are the part numbers that I used and worked for my 05 Quad Cab

    Moog Components

    -Inner Tie Rods # EV407
    -Outer Tie Rods # ES3538
    -Lower Ball Joints # K7411
    -Upper Control Arms # CK7424
    -Wheel/Hub Bearings # 515073
    -Shorter Front Sway Bar Endlinks # K80337
    -Caster/Camber Cam Bolt Kit # K100351
     
  8. Srt10650

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    Yes, 05 to 06 Quad Cab parts are different. My guess would be because the 05s are on the 1500 chassis and the 06s are on the 2500 chassis. Hence why the 06s are a few hundred pounds heavier.
     
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    Thanks Guys! I just ordered the Moog's for the 8 lug wheels. I checked the part # against the same part for the 2500 truck and they were the same. I'll report back on the fitment.
     
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    Happy to report that they fit!
     
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