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Idler arm brace question

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I have a stock 2000 XE CC 4x4 and would like to start doing some light off-roading. Preliminary research has told me that installing an idler arm brace is a good investment for peace of mind. Is that a good place to begin? If so, I see that Calmini and 4x4 offer one. Is one "better" than the other?
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You need to look at some tougher tie rods. has some good ones. They actually have a photo comparing the two. The stock tie rods on our trucks are crappy and if you catch something hard at a funky angle after some wheeling you're more apt to bend a rod or break.

The price difference isn't all that bad either...I think the Calmini idler arm brace is like 10 or 15 bucks more.
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