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Old 12-09-2011
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08 Control Arms, Tie Rods, Tie Rod Ends

Down here at Fort Benning, they have some of the worst roads I have ever driven on. Potholes everywhere! Anyway, my front end (especially steering) is taking a beating. I'm looking into beefing it up a little. Is this even possible for a Ranger or am I stuck with what is essentially OEM replacements? If it is possible, what are some recommended websites and/or brands of parts to go with? I'm looking at changing out tie rods (at a minimum just the ends) and the control arms. Thanks guys!
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I'd get urethane control arm bushings, and then get some heavy duty greasable ball joints and tie rod ends. Over on Explorerforums, there's a good sticky with heavy duty IFS parts. I believe it's under the 95-01 section. It's a good read.
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Old 12-11-2011
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there are several companys that make HD or Premium ball joints and tirods. MOOG makes some great components that are greasable and much beefier.

heres the thread from Expo Forums

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Good find!
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