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New tie rods make clunking noise

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by stevechumo, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Jun 24, 2020 at 3:22 PM

    stevechumo [OP] New Member

    Oct 22, 2018
    I just replaced the factory inner & outer tie rods with Proforged brand. After the replacement, they make a stiffer ride, and there's a clunking noise when I go over bumps and dips. Does anyone have similar issue after replacing the tie rods?
  2. Jun 24, 2020 at 4:43 PM

    revtune New Member

    Mar 5, 2019
    First Name:
    Houston Texas
    2002 Tundra 4.7 AC 2wd 2006 Tundra 4.7 AC 2wd
    2002 Tundra: JBA short tube headers Stock air intake Ome front lift Spc upper control arms Energy steering rack bushings Wheelers front sway bar bushings Wheelers sway bar end link bushings 2.5 inch catback Dynomax 17748 muffler OME center support driveshaft spacer 4.30 gears 17x9 Mickey Thompson III wheels p285/70/17 falken at3w 03-06 facelift 05-06 headlights Weathertech floor liners Double cab center console Driver seat from a 2005 tundra 2006 Tundra: Stock air intake Round case Magnaflow muffler (Long) 2.5 inch front lift 1.5 inch rear blocks 2014 sr5 4Runner wheels (17x7) 1.5 inch hub centric wheel spacers p285/70/17 Nitto Terra Grappler G2 Weathertech floor liners
    How did you narrow it down to the tie rods? Please check and make sure your sway bar end links are good and tight too. I’ve made the mistake of thinking they were tight while up in the air and they really should be snugged down once the truck is back on the ground. I hate noises on my truck too, believe me I’ve had to hunt down noises before. I once had a loose alignment cam that made a horrible clunk (metal on metal) noise.
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  3. Jun 24, 2020 at 4:52 PM

    blackdemon_tt New Member

    Feb 27, 2020
    ^^^^^^^ This.... I rode for the better part of 5 years trying to figure this same thing out on my Celica... I finally gave in and bought new sway bar end links since they were cheaper I discovered while removing the old ones that the shop who last installed my struts, failed to tightened the end link on the driver side... Made me think I needed ball joints and end links for the longest time... I saved enough to buy everything, but decided to purchase 1 at a time and that is when I discovered that the endlinks were the culprits... Its been a year and its been quiet and smooth.....
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