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post #1 of 2 Old 01-21-2013, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Moog inner TRE

I just replaced bad inner and outer TREs on my 05 OR with Moog units. A previous owner had installed beefier inners from an unknown vehicle and with the moog units adjusted to the same overall length the inner seems to have very little thread engagement with the outer. Has anyone else run into this? is it a concern? The truck has 3-4 inches of lift via springs and spacers up front with total chaos UCAs and lift shackles in the rear, all of which was done by the original owner. I purchased the vehicle from the 2nd owner who I continue to learn knew less about the mods done to the vehicle than he let on. Any and all input is greatly appreciated.
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This is a hard thing to gauge without knowing the exact setup of the vehicle. If the TREs are making very little contact, it's possible that after the lift they had been replaced with longer TREs or may even need tie rod extensions. 3-4 inches is a really good amount of lift, and the aftermarket UCA tells me that a good amount of modification was done to make it all work. When the old TREs came off, did they appear to have much more contact than the Moogs you put on, or if you compared the two was there much of a difference between them?

People who run Titan Swaps put on the extensions from PRG traditionally or replace the them with Titan TREs. Unless you've got a Titan UCA and LCA though I would think those would be too long to work properly.

First thing you should probably do is take one of the Moog ends back off and compare it to the size of the old end and see exactly how much different there is. That should at least give you a good starting point to trouble shoot it.

Good luck!
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