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Old 02-29-2004, 05:06 PM
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tie rod replacement

i have taken the old tie rods off and getting ready to put the new ones on, is there a trick to getting them in somewhat the correct length in order to drive it to get an alignment done.
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Old 02-29-2004, 05:10 PM
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now that you took them off, you are pretty much SOL.....I always count the threads showing befre undoing them ahd have that many showing on the new ones. That is close enough to drive it safely.

What you will have to do now, is measure the track of the tires at the front of the tire and the back of the tire. The front should be 1/4-1/2 in less.
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I always counted how many full turns out and turn in the new ones same amount,this would get you close but an alignment will be nessecary. But as said,if you already took them out and did not do any kind of measurement at all your SOL.
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yeah i thought so

the only thing i have going for me is the old rods were original and a whole lot of mud built up and a distinct notice where the sleeve went to.
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Yeah,I would have counted threads also.I have seen the camber/caster guage to tell roughly if it is aligned,that might not be a bad idea.
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