Front end question (tie rod, torque spec....)

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  1. 77nomad

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    Dave sent me Moog. Glad I didn't cheap out. Buy good parts once Buy cheap parts then good parts id way more expensive, huh?
     
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    This should be a Warrantee situation for sure.
     
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    Who's Dave? Can he help out?


    I had this discussion about cheap parts, I guess these were not suppose to cheap parts, infact they were about the same cost as Moog. Elgin brand I think??
     
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    Nothing is as good as moog that I have seen...even other US made tie rod ends I have handled (TRW, perfect circle) were all cast ends and the Moog were forged ends. Are the Elgin US made? A lot of the nostalgia-inducing big names like Federal Mogul are made in Romania, Taiwain, china, etc now. Without knowing the country of origin for a suspension part I really wouldn't want it. I'm not sure where Elgin is made but I bought a set of Elgin brand valves recently for a cheapie cylinder head overhaul and it was like $45 for a set of 16 valves, and they were not flash chromed stems like OE or anything and I think they were made in like south africa. I'm getting off topic I know but my point is, definitely make sure you know what brand it is and where it's made if it's going on your suspension or brakes.
     
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    Just found out Dave and Pro-Touring are the same guy. I don't think he sells cheap stuff.
     
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    hey guys sorry to hear about these problems, I will look into it but this is the first it's come to my attention, please in the future contact me so that I can take it up with the manufacturer, as always we have made changes when ever there were problems with a manufacturer but I need to know about it we did run into issues last year with ball joints and we did solve that problem, if there are problems with tie rods it will be addressed within 2 days.
     
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    i work at advance auto parts for a while now, and we carry moog parts. i have never gotten one complaint about them, they truly are good suspension parts. federal mogul just makes awesome parts
     
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    I don't think he has Moog. i think they were parts store what brand x.
     
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    i have moog tie rods....and torqued mine to 35lbs all day...no problems....
     
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    It must be just a defective part. All the other 5 nuts torqued just fine.
     
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