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Old 12-12-2003, 02:49 PM   #1
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Default Tie Rods shot at 40k

I just had 215/45/17 Conti Extreme Contacts mounted on my Rota Tarmacs yesterday. The tech told me that both the tie rods were worn and needed replacement. I've noticed that the car wanders a bit on the highway especially is really windy conditions. I ordered whiteline steering bushings the solve the problem, but just wanted to see if anyone else has feedback on the tire rods. I plan on checking them myself tomorrow because I see it impossible for them to be shot on a car with perfect aligment and no front end damage.
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Old 12-12-2003, 02:50 PM   #2
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i've never heard of these cars having bad tie rod ends, my car has 50k on it and they are still tight, did you jack up the front end and see for yourself?
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Old 12-12-2003, 04:36 PM   #3
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I am looking tonight to check it out.
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Old 12-13-2003, 04:24 PM   #4
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the car could very well wander based on your alignment settings, i wouldn't point the finger directly at the tie rod ends just yet
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Old 12-13-2003, 06:12 PM   #5
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it happens, a way to check is to get the wheel off the ground and to grab the left and right side and see if there is any play side to side.

most of the time ive found it to be the inner tie rod wich could be costly.
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