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Good rack for 05 DC

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by mike's limited, Jun 10, 2024 at 7:58 PM.

  1. Jun 10, 2024 at 7:58 PM
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    mike's limited

    mike's limited [OP] New Member

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    I'm looking to purchase a new rack and pinion for my 05' DC 4x4. Just looking for suggestions for a high quality rack. I live in Milwaukee Area.

    My mechanic has put in back to back POS remanufactured racks and I'm just gonna do it myself and get it done right.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Jun 10, 2024 at 8:06 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Are you talking about a ring and pinion?
     
  3. Jun 10, 2024 at 8:22 PM
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    KNABORES

    KNABORES Sarcasm incoming

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    Pretty sure he’s talking steering rack.
     
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  4. Jun 10, 2024 at 9:22 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    That could be it too.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2024 at 4:35 AM
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    shifty`

    shifty` Louisiana Saturday Night

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    Most of them are garbage, especially store brand parts, but then again almost all store brand parts are garbage these days, only intended to last 2-4 years if you manage to get something that isn’t already DOA, which happens far too much!!

    It’s why a lot of us drop the $$$ to buy OEM, it lasted how many years now? The genuine OEM replacement will do the same, if you buy from a reputable source (counterfeits are rampant on scAmazon and fleaBay these days) . Buy once, cry once, at least you’ll won’t be replacing it every 2-5 years, I reckon if you add up the racks you’ve bought so far it’d be roughly the cost of one OEM rack….

    We track aftermarket wins/fails on this forum. So far, the only rack I recall a couple of people had success with is Detroit Axle.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2024 at 7:03 AM
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    +1. I'm happy with my Detroit Axle rack.
     
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  7. Jun 11, 2024 at 7:06 AM
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    FishNinja

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    So far, this is the only aftermarket option, but take that with a grain of salt since I can only recall 2 members stating it has held up.
     
  8. Jun 11, 2024 at 7:25 AM
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    Weagle

    Weagle Where the hell did I put that socket?

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    I did the Detroit axle new rack for $200 with a 10 year warranty. So far, extremely pleased. Steering is tight again.

    I know some went with the rebuilt one that has a lifetime warranty when you return your core

    I opted for the new one to be sure it had new gears inside and not just new seals
     
  9. Jun 11, 2024 at 8:22 AM
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    bmf4069

    bmf4069 Yup, that's a whole ass truck in a dishwasher

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    +3 on the Detroit axle. I have one as well. We put it in 4/22 and it's survived 2 heavyish offroading adventures.
     

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