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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-05-2011, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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Got an alignment today, I'm told the adjustment is at its end

Apparently the tie-rods are screwed all the way in?

I installed them myself from RockAuto (Moog) and they figured that I used the wrong parts, I would be surprised though. I asked what the solution to this was, I was told that they can always pull them off and cut them down.

I'm thinking there's a setting they missed or something else. I was told it's aligned for now but there's no more adjustment for the future.

Any ideas?

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I don't see how that would be possible unless it was the wrong parts but i'm no alignment guy so I could be wrong.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-05-2011, 08:28 AM
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Some rebuilt racks have come with Mustang inner tie rods, that are longer than the MN12 ones, yielding this exact same situation.

Wouldn't surprise me if that was the situation.

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I asked what the solution to this was, I was told that they can always pull them off and cut them down.
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Some rebuilt racks have come with Mustang inner tie rods, that are longer than the MN12 ones, yielding this exact same situation.

Wouldn't surprise me if that was the situation.

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And cutting them off is the easy, cheap and obvious fix.

Before you take it in next time, borrow a small angle grinder {though any driveway mechanic should already have one - VERY HANDY} buy a cutting disc for it.

Spray paint the thread/ lock nut area, unscrew the outers and cut about an inch off each side. You are removing threads you never will use.

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I replaced the rack at the same time, that explanation makes plenty of sense!

Thank you guys!

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I had the same problem when I changed my rack, I ended up using Mustang tie rod ends in lieu of cutting the t bird ones.
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