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Tie rod ends

How hard is it gonna be to replace? When I get them replaced, will it be ok if I drive it over to the tire place to get it aligned or should I put it on my trailer?
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outters very easy... 10-15 min... Inners with the proper tool its cake work with out so sorry lol... personally go buy the tool
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you should be able to get the alignment close enough to drive over to the alignment shop.
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Ya, I was gonna mark where the original ones where and put the new ones to the same specs.
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2 ways count how many turns or get out the tape measure
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I was just gonna get like a wax crayon and mark on the shaft. Also was gonna measure to.

Which one is the inner and which is the outer?
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Which one is the inner and which is the outer?
you having someone to help you right... after that... outer would be closest to the tire and inner is at the rack... buy the tool Trent found it for like $40 its worth the $ and get Moog tie rods... not like Falcon crap
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Yeah the tool online is $40-60, I googled it and found a ton of places.
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Its the outer then. Yes someone is helping me. I would not do it cold turkey. My dad and I are gonna do it.
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Oh ya I know. It is learning for both of us. My dad has not done those kind of things in a long time to it will be fun.
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Tool? I used a hammer to pop it out of the spindle and 2 wrenches to take it off. I would not recommend a 5lb hammer.
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When I changed my outer and inner tie rods I used a 1 & 7/16ths wrench and a 3/4 socket. And pliers for the pins.
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