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How long can i ride on a bad outer tierod?

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    How long can i ride on a bad outer tierod?


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    I know im not susposed to the only thing is to get the moog heavy duty ones im going to have to wait cause kregen/napa auto parts both have them on back order till around the 12th. Right now im barrowing a tahoe from someone but they will want it back sometimes on/off thru the 12th. I have work and school would it be ok just to drive on it on days i dont have another car?

    if possible i rather wait till i get the good ones,and btw i just notice today that it was shot. So i got no idea how much ive been on it already.
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    Re: How long can i ride on a bad outer tierod?

    nope don't even risk it, get the cheap one if you have to drive it

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    Re: How long can i ride on a bad outer tierod?

    Is it just overly worn? Bent? What's the damage to it? If it's worn so bad the end could pop out, don't drive it. But if it's just a little worn out or a tad bent, you will just do a little extra wear on your front tires.

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    Re: How long can i ride on a bad outer tierod?

    Its pretty worn out, like to the max. the next step would it jsut breaking off. But i found out that i'll have a car to drive till they come. So i'll justwait for the moog ones to come in. besides get to drive a 99 tahoe or 01 2wd silverado so its not really a big draw back.

    Thanks for the input, im glad i asked here before i just started driving it again, makes me wonder how long ive been driving with it this bad. I always knew my aligment was off but didnt know i wore out a outer tie rod.
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    Re: How long can i ride on a bad outer tierod?

    yeah definatly don't do it, hace been in a half ton that the tie rod broke, you loose control pretty quick.
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    Re: How long can i ride on a bad outer tierod?

    I drove on a bad tie rod end, and the thing came apart. Don do it if you dont have to. Luckily mine fell apart in my g/fs driveway and the new one was in the passenger seat waiting to go in.
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    Re: How long can i ride on a bad outer tierod?

    it ain't fun when your cruisn' at around 100 kph and she comes apart, that tire whips right out like it wants to turn the truck, scary, buddy and i had to use one of those bungy cord tie downs and lots of electrical tape, we limped the truck home, but it took a couple hours.
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    Re: How long can i ride on a bad outer tierod?

    Thanks for all the input, i have another car to get to school in and work. Also go moogtire rods both inner/outter on each side being shiped today. Witch is ok cause i dont really have the time to fix it till like sunday or monday due to school and work.
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    Re: How long can i ride on a bad outer tierod?

    Until it snaps and you crash. Replace it asap. Like was mentioned in the above post, it is scary when they do come undone. I had one on a 1 ton delivery truck snap while turning at about 10 MPH. You could feel the truck dragging the tire, not to mention when I hit the breaks the truck shook so bad I had to let off and use the E break to stop the truck.
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    Re: How long can i ride on a bad outer tierod?

    Damn, am so glad i asked here for advice before i kept driving it! thanks alot guys you probably just saved me from ending up in a crash. Cause i was seriouly thinking of just keep going on it, but thought i better ask here frist. And i still havnt goten them yet and its been like a week or a little more. Just think i would of drivin on it daily..i dont even wanna think about wat could of happend.

    Thanks alot
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    Re: How long can i ride on a bad outer tierod?

    that's scary

 

 

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