Let’s talk Tie Rod Brands
Which Brand of Tie Rods Should I Buy?
If you come across TRW then grab them, those are original for most Volvos. Febi, Moog and Beck Arnley are probably pretty good. Raybestos makes a “professional grade” that might be good but I have no experience with it. If they are selling a tie rod for $15 or less then it is probably junk and the ball joint will be loose in a year. I would avoid Uro, Deeza and the bottom of the line Raybestos.
If you do a lot of the repairs yourself you might want to look for a “lifetime” alignment. That way if you aren’t doing it all at once you can do the tie rods now, get it aligned and when you do the struts, control arms, ball joints etc later you get it aligned free.”
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