Greetings Moparians! While progress with the Morris Family Plan for Regeneration of Mathilda slowed to a pathetic crawl as ambient temperature soared to literally breathtaking new record highs in the Sonoran Desert, I've discovered a fatal problem with an idler arm installed just 3 short years ago! It has to be replaced, ASAP, so I've ordered another Moog from Rock Auto for the present, with no great confidence, but not much immediate dread either. I decided to proceed with new tie rod hardware to accompany the idler arm. I had to separate the outer one on the driver side last year, which I managed carefully enough, and attached it to the knuckle with apparent success/ The PASSENGER SIDE looks worse for wear, and certainly contributes to the rapid erosion of the front tire. Given these facts, new tie rod hardware seems pretty prudent. So I opted for Moog parts for the ends, just like the idler arm. This brings to mind the question regarding the tie rod sleeves. Those installed for the front end rebuild 3.5 yrs ago seem adequate to meet OEM standards, but given the atrocious state of south Tucson streets, this warrants better, stronger parts if such really can be had. Two brands particularly stand out; Proforged and PST. The former certainly abounds on the Net, all the cyber-fashionable vendors carry them, but I have doubts about the strength of billet aluminum parts in such a critical place. PST makes a solid steel product, or so its advertised, but I don't quite trust their metallurgy either. I'm aware of Firm Feel and Rare Parts as options, but for this job I wonder if their prices might go beyond the good zone of the cost-effect curve. IFF I had plenty surplus funds, I would happily purchase entire suspension systems from one of these vendors, but Uncle Schmuel has been slow to refund what we loaned him via taxes.... a common tale among proletarians who can't afford tax lawyers and accountants. If anyone KNOWS about these two brands mentioned, or other good products NOT mentioned, I'll be grateful. It also occurs to me to clean off the original tie rod sleeves I kept when I rebuilt the front end 3.5 yrs ago. I thought then they might yet be desirable, though I'll closely scrutinize them if I decide to try them.