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tie rod install

i just bought new rods and install tomorrow, i got the tool, is there any hints or secrets, how about special tools, and to make sure they are the right lenth, thanks
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make a mark somehow to tell how far they were in/on..

you should get an alignment after it too..
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^^Yup..not much to it really.
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Dont forget a big *** hammer.. that goes along with ANY chassis or suspension work.
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Dont forget a big *** hammer.. that goes along with ANY chassis or suspension work.
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for doing adjustable cams is a must rofl
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for almost anything under a car/truck haha

hell even to get brake drums/rotors free, i had to wail on the rotors of a beetle today to get those bastards free.
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well, for a 1st timer it wasnt all that bad, just trying to get the boot off in the rack was the hardest, no where to put a tool, but after turning the wheel to either side i was able to get an adjustable on the inner rod and break it loose, along with the outer, counting the rotations, except now i have to repair the boots, all is well and now i am finally ready to get an alignment, installed my PA and mounted my amp, long day
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o0 you did inners too eh?
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yea my diverside inner was shot
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somehow after all the **** i broke and wore out on my truck, my rack and all the TREs were still tight when i sas'd it
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yea i am up to 1800 in rebuilding the front end, and i did all the labor myself
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