If I do new tie rods, going moog on all 4 ends and will pick up a new tie rod and drag link. Then get it aligned and steering re centered.
Ill pick some of that up the next time I go to a store. Autozone im assuming would have that?? Then will give it another shot.
Did I tell you all about my lug nuts? There where two lugs that would NOT break lose. I ended up getting one JAMMED in my socket.
Moog... yes. I cannot say anything bad about the brand everything I've put on my Jeep from them is pure beef. You can in theory do the allignment yourself, if you dont trust yourself then go get an allignment afterwards. I just did my toe myself and she seems to be tracking perfectly and no abnormal tire wear so far.
You can do the installation of the parts yourself if you're not afraid to smack the knuckle VERY hard with a hammer, smack a pickle fork very hard with a hammer, or get a TRE removal tool. You can assemble the whole setup outside the Jeep by counting the number of threads (and measuring length TRE to TRE) of the stock components and then add some grease and thread the TREs into the sleeve to the number of threads you counted on the stock components. Then it literally bolts up with a 3/4 wrench/socket, throw the cotter pin in, screw the zerk in, and load her up with a grease gun. There will be a couple pics on my build thread in a couple minutes of me doing it today. Then once its in you can EASILY make the fine adjustments by hand by spinning the sleeves and when you've measured three times over you can crank the clamps down nice and tight. The difference after I just did that today... out of control.
I 100% reccomend the moog components, they are much stiffer and heavy duty and not having front end play tightened my front end up so much it feels like a completely different vehicle going down the highway. Every bump I hit right now feels like I have a high end performance steering/suspension matchup between the Moogs, Bilsteins, and OMEs. Remember I was complaining about my Jeep and saying how much I wanted a BMW? I'll take that back now. I'm going to have to upload a video hitting a couple bridge expansion joints... she feels better on the highway now than the WKs with Rack and Pinion. Heck now that the front end is tight, I felt like I was in a car.
Disclaimer: Do not expect it to become a cloud... expect it to feel like a German Car. The steering gets tight and responsive and eliminating the flexy factory components will result in notably more feedback in the wheel. When I hit bumps and cracks in the road you feel a nice firm tap now. In fact... eliminating the play in the front has brought my bilsteins to life so much that I am now recognizing more imperfections in the interior (worn trim panels, rattles, everything). Now to go repeat all of this in my build thread lol
I just ordered all new moog tie rod ends and adjusting sleeves for the tie rod and drag link. $203 shipped. I also got a new tensioner. Rock auto has the best prices, but i think autozone/advance price matches.
I 200% reccomend rockauto. Got my components here in two days and they have the best prices. Tried to get my local advanced to pricematch rockauto and they wouldn't do it. Seeing as you dont need the parts RIGHT now I'd definitely do a Rockauto order when you're waiting. Replacing EVERYTHING should cost around $200