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Old 01-13-2011
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Trying to keep IFS alive! $100 lifetime warranty?

Looking for opinions on how to waste my money!

Just replaced everything in the front end except the inner tie rods and steering rack this past summer. Brakes and cvs have lifetime warranties. Hubs only have a 1 yr warranty.

Well now I'm needing a new rack and inner tie rods. The damn thing won't hold an alignment.

Racks at rockauto are about $100 less than what autozone has them for. But autozone has a lifetime warranty and rockauto has a 1 yr warranty.

Would you spend an extra bill on a lifetime warranty?
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I'd probably just buy decent quality stuff and do it once. Autozone stuff is junk, get decent name brand from Napa or Rockauto if they're cheaper. I've gone to Napa with a printout off Rockauto before and they told me they don't price match stuff from the internet but he'd give me a better price and used a companys account to give me a nice discount.
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Are Atsco or A-1 Cardone good quality parts? That's what rockauto has. I think Autozone just had Duralast stuff.

Autozone told me the same thing with price matching.

I'll have to check with Napa and see what they have.

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Atsco and A1 are all rebuilt stuff. I suppose it all is though. What about Tasca and a brand new ford part? Look there?
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Atsco and A1 are all rebuilt stuff. I suppose it all is though. What about Tasca and a brand new ford part? Look there?
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Yeah, they are all remaned. All the ones I've been looking at anyway.

I haven't looked at Ford yet because I know the price is gonna be ridiculous. But I'll check and see what they have. Maybe I'll be surprised.
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I had bought new cv axles from advance auto. They gave me 2 of the same axles, right box, wrong part. and then I got the right one, installed both of them, 1 day later the driver side starting slinging grease every where due to a loose clamp. Now granted they did replace it free of charge, but it was just the hassle of having to run there 3 times to finally get the job done.

I bought a hub assembly from auto zone with a lifetime warranty and I haven't had any issues yet.
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It says this is for ex cab 2 door Store Locator | NAPA Online

and this for 4 door
Store Locator | NAPA Online

They say rebuilt on them and thats all Napa carries I guess. Lifetime warranty too
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check out Advance Auto...they have remanned parts and if you buy online/pickup in store, you can use coupon codes to get the price down to around RockAuto Prices. Retailmenot.com
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Ford's price is about $100 more than Rock Auto's price, and that's with a discount.
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I paid 86 bucks for two Motorcraft inner tie rods (yes i know someone that works there) but I've been told they're the best you can get, better than moog. Toreador4x4 told me to get them over the moogs so thats when i called my buddy and had him order. I did get moog outers and everything else is Moog on my truck

and if you don't have the tool i can let you borrow mine if you pay shipping

Edit: cheaper than 86 on rock auto..damn!
retail is 80/side

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I think most racks come with the inner tie rods. I just replaced mine and it came with new ones.
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Ford's price is about $100 more than Rock Auto's price, and that's with a discount.
Any warranty from Ford?
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I've got no idea, money's tight, so I didn't look into it.
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Any warranty from Ford?
I'm not sure either. My stock ones lasted 112k so I know they're good! these will last for a long time also, straight up motorcraft replacement.
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