Which Inner Tie Rod End? - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
 
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-16-2016, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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Which Inner Tie Rod End?

Apologies if this isn't the proper location or I didn't search well enough. New to the community.

Coming home one evening I dodged a fox and slammed my truck up against a curve pretty hard. Cracked two rims and Im told I need to replace both the inner and outer tie rod ends on both the drivers&passengers sides. Im ok with this. The problem is what type of Inner rods do I get. I got to the parts counter at a local store, then when asked if it was 'Torsion Bar' or 'Coils' I blanked and said I would get back to him. Google hasn't been as helpful as I would've liked. Was hoping someone could answer that question here.

On a 05 Colorado LS, 2 wheel drive, would the Inner TREs be Coil or Torsion Bar type?

Thanks very much for your time,
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Your truck will have coil spring suspension. Torsion bars are on 4wd trucks and later model 2wd with V-8 engines.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-16-2016, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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Im an idiot. I thought it was something totally different. Thanks much Cart, Appreciated
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-16-2016, 10:46 PM
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Im an idiot.
Don't think like that. This is why this forum exists, to help out with those type of questions.

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2004-2012 2wd z71 have torsion bars. A simple way to check is to look at the front shock absorber. If it has a coil spring wrapped around it you have coil springs. If it just a bare shock then you have torsion bars. Or check the rpo codes in the glove box.... look for z71 or z85 or zq8

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