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Old 06-29-2006
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need front suspension 2001 4x4 edge 4.0

i just went camping this past weeknd, and tore up my front alignment , the truck was driving kinda funny, so i looked under , and yep the left racket pinion arm is bent,. and then i checked out my shocks and they are really bad,.

were can i just get good off road 4x4 shocks ?20014x4edgearts to make my front suspension better, and then take it to get an alignment,. were can i find these parts here on the net at a good price


help in so cal,. 760 desert
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first of all, its a rack and pinion steering setup, not a racket pinion. Your best bet for the steering components is either pep boys or autozone, i know autozone has a warranty on their parts incase you do it again. As far as shocks, you should look into a set of bilstein oem replacement shocks from the ranger fx4 level2, unless you want a more serious shock you can get a bilstein 7100 series resovoir shock like i have on my truck (i may be selling the shocks if you are interested)
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IF the rack & pinion arm is BENT where it attaches to the steering knuckle...and the shocks are damaged as you posted.... Then there could be more damage to your steering than what an alignment can cure...
What kind of driving did you do while camping that caused this kind of damage ???
Bilsteins are a GOOD choice for shocks... Both of my vehicles use them....
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I'll sell you my rack & pinion. But I'm not sure if it'll work on a 4x4. I dunno if they are interchangable or not.

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Im with Mr. Stein with this one...WTF did you hit that bent a hardened rod of the R&P? Ive heard of and had my R&P die becuase the seals went, but this is probably the first bent steering arm off of the R&P that Ive heard of!
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are you sure its part of the rack and pinion or is it one of the tie rods (inner or outer)
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Whether it is one of the hardened arms that connect to the rack & pinion or just the TRE..... My years of experience with OffRoading my Jeep would suggest to me that you either run larger than stock tires and leverage the tires against objects on the trail, run into an immovable object such as a rock or tree stump or drive off of an object and drop onto another object....
Ask me how I know this !!!!!! Nothing like making a straight tie rod into a smiley face.....

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i take it back it is the outtter rod, can i post a pict here?
and well the truth is, all was fine until the old lady,. n we know how they think they can go off road too,lol
and well after she droved it, i used it to go to local store to get more supplies and thats when i notice the truck pulling to the left, n didnt pay that much attention since its a rocky dirt road, but after getting home i looked underneath and yep the outter rod is bent, a 4 to 5 inch arm, connection to the r and p,.

sorry guys for the F$%^# grammar and description , im still newbie bare with me,.

and all the stuff you guys got that fits my 4.0 4x4 edge is welcome, at a good price that is,.

thanx for all your help and replies!!!!!!!!!!!!
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once again sorry guys, its the inner Tie-Rod End
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I've got a set of 4 4x4 off-road shocks off my old 01 I can sell you. I've got alot of suspension pieces also, but no inner-tie rods.
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