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Old February 26th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #1
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whats the difference TRE

looking at beefing up the steering...how much difference is there really in the TRE offered by JCR, ruffstuff etc... and over the counter ones from vatozone?
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Old February 27th, 2012, 07:30 AM   #2
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Well, there are several differences in the whole system, but the one I'm assuming you're asking about is the TRE that accepts the draglink. The hole for the draglink's TRE needs drilled and reamed to the proper size - just like the steering arms on your spindles. Also, you'll need their poly spacer if you want to drive it on the road.

Honestly, for the price they charge, you cannot really beat the price doing it yourself. I'm a cheap bastard and after I did all the research, I bought their setup.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 09:32 PM   #3
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yeah...kinda what i was thinking, just wondered if theres a difference in the actual TRE themselves.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 10:08 PM   #4
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The Moog parts I've worked with have been much better quality than the autozone stuff I've seen. Worth the extra $? I guess it's up to you.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 12:21 PM   #5
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Well, there are several differences in the whole system, but the one I'm assuming you're asking about is the TRE that accepts the draglink. The hole for the draglink's TRE needs drilled and reamed to the proper size - just like the steering arms on your spindles. Also, you'll need their poly spacer if you want to drive it on the road.

Honestly, for the price they charge, you cannot really beat the price doing it yourself. I'm a cheap bastard and after I did all the research, I bought their setup.
I did my own with the over the counter TRE's and 1 1/4" DOM and don't have a polyspacer and drive down the road just fine......haven't looked at how thiers is set up, but can't see why you would need a spacer anywhere
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Old February 28th, 2012, 01:14 PM   #6
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The angle of the draglink puts a torque / rotational force around the tie rod; in effect, without the poly spacer, your first 5 - 10 degrees of steering angle purely goes toward rotation of the tierod assy and not toward steering the wheels.

Puts one hell of a lot of slop in your steering when you start to wear your parts in. I was part of the reason behind the spacer when it was created - so I have first hand experience knowing you need one.

Try this: watch your steering / tierod while you have a helper turn from lock-to-lock; you'll see what I mean (or your system is somehow different, smaller draglink angle. perhaps?).
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Old February 28th, 2012, 09:58 PM   #7
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The Moog parts I've worked with have been much better quality than the autozone stuff I've seen. Worth the extra $? I guess it's up to you.
thankx. rather do it right the first time.
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