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2000 Mazda Protege part suggestions


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autojunky
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Mar 14, 2013, 8:44 PM

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Hi,

My specs:
2000
Mazda
Protege LX
1.6L
156K miles.

I want to buy rotors and inner tie rod ends from RockAuto. I was thinking about buying Raybestos professional grade rotors, but I started to think that was overkill. For the tie rod ends, I was thinking about either Moog or Raybestos, but wasn't sure which one would be best for my scenario or whether those were overkill as well. I drive about 40 miles every weekday. Most weekends I stay close to home, but I may travel far sometimes.

What would you recommend?

Thanks


Hammer Time
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Mar 15, 2013, 3:03 AM

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Your car has 156K on it. Just about anything you install will outlast the car. The rotor brand isn't important but Moog is far superior to the Chinese steering parts.



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autojunky
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Mar 15, 2013, 8:49 PM

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So you're saying it's more important to get a high quality tie rod than a high quality motor?


Hammer Time
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Mar 16, 2013, 3:06 AM

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If you meant to say rotor not motor, then yes, that is what I'm saying.

Cheap rotors usually aren't a problem but cheap steering components will wear out in no time.



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autojunky
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Mar 16, 2013, 7:39 AM

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Yeah, I meant rotor. Thanks.


Discretesignals
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Mar 16, 2013, 7:45 AM

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I second Moog also, even though they gone China, India, and Taiwan too.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Mar 16, 2013, 7:46 AM)






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