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Icon4 tie rods wont come loose!!! HELP

Alright so long story short i just installed the camburg 5.5 kit on my 2001 xlt 2wd. however the extended track with the kit causes, combined with the stock tie rod setting, has made my wheels so far canted inward it cannot be driven to an alignment shop, and i have no trailer. how do i adjust these? i have tried unscrewing them but they seem to be stuck!! please help me out asap!!! thanks!
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May be obvious but I'll ask anyways... which direction are you turning them?

Not sure if they are on Rangers or not, but some vehicles have tie rod ends that are left-hand thread on one side and right-hand thread on the other.
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with the increased width dont the tie rods need to be replaced
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i guess they were just very stuck... i mixed up a concoction of liquid wrench and silicone, and let then soak and they eventually broke free.

and not if you are only going out about 1.5 inches per side

thanks though!
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Good to hear you got them freed up!
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i would be looking into that if i were you. turning each side out 1.5" is a hell of a lot. there will not be very much thread left inside the inner tie rod making it very weak
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