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Unread 11-21-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
nickpequignot
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Tie rod length

Could anyone help me on the proper length to adjust my tie rod to. What is the factory length ect. I can't seem to find it in my Haynes manual.

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Unread 11-21-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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It varies depending on the amount of toe-in. Needs an alignment most likely if you've replaced front end parts.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 06:03 PM   #3
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As mentioned, it will vary. I measured center to center on the tie rod ends while they were still attached to the tie rods. This gave me a pretty good baseline of where my new parts needed to be. Still needed an alignment after I was finished.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 06:51 PM   #4
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Yes I replaced everything in the front. Just looking for a base line to get me through till Monday till I can get a alignment.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 08:59 PM   #5
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You can get it pretty close with a tape measure. Here's a writeup.
http://www.4x4xplor.com/alignment.html
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