I’m curious what are community’s thoughts regarding doing more suspension parts replacements than might be immediately needed at the moment. I have a 2011 Honda Odyssey, 155K miles. I have a bit of movement in my right front tire (jacked up subtle left/right ‘play’ in the tire), so I need to replace my inner tie rod. Everything else seems tight and fine with the other tie rods. The only other thing that I notice with front suspension items is that the front right strut boot is completely torn too (original struts). The ride seems fine, but while I’m in there replacing parts should I replace ALL the tie rod components? It’s a difference of about $35 as compared with about $100 for all 4 parts. Also, I’m going to need an alignment, so why not replace the front strut pairs too? That’s about $325 for a pair of Monroe quick struts.
So, do I just do the single inner tie rod and get the alignment done (total about $100), or replace the other aging parts, then get the alignment? Thanks for your help!