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#1 Will

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 10:30 PM

Feels like a stupid question but I noticed the other day that the rs has a tiny amount of play in the rh outer tie rod end, obviously I want to replace it sooner rather than later but I noticed it has a curved end on the rhs and a straight one of the lhs, I knew there were two different types but both on the same car seems wrong to me, so any ideas which type I should be running? Is it chassis related or rack related?

#2 DacerX

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 1:54 AM

early run the curved which is left and right handed and the straights are for the later models and are the same both sides. they are the same and i dont know why they do what they do
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Posted 03 May 2016 - 2:01 AM

early run the curved which is left and right handed and the straights are for the later models and are the same both sides. they are the same and i dont know why they do what they do

Ah well, looks like I'm replacing both then

#4 DacerX

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 8:34 PM

Good idea.
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Posted 04 May 2016 - 12:20 AM

Curved was to clear the shitty high offset wheels on the low models. Don't think GT's and RS's need them. No harm in mixing them either, they are functionally the same.

Put the car on full lock and check the clearance if you're worried.
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