Patriot Tie Rod End Installation -
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Patriot Tie Rod End Installation

Hey everyone!

Okay, so, I installed both of my front outer tie rod ends with the moog replacements for my 2008 Jeep Patriot. I am concerned about the torque on the "Tie Rod End-to-Knuckle Nut" (the castle nut & cotter pin deal). The specs state that the torque should be 97 ft. lbs.--that seems way high. I used my ticker on it and even 70 lbs goes way past the cotter pin hole on each side. If it was only one side, I'd say I have the wrong part, but both? One of the tie rod ends came with two castle nuts; am I supposed to use both in order to have more play in height? Right now they are torqued to about 70 lbs, and seem to be nice and tight, but the nuts are about 1/8" - 1/4" below the cotter pin hole. On my first try I set the nut to right where it aligns with the cotter pin hole, and it was just too loose that it would jiggle slightly. Sooooo... what's the correct way to install this?

Any info is greatly appreciated!

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