Hey guys so I recently jumped back into the Lexus game and picked up a gs400. I've been ordering a plethora of suspension parts(bushings mainly) and I ordered Moog outer and inner tie rods. The issue I'm having is that the outer tie rods that I received are different: one is beefier than the other, they are different colors, the boots are different, one says made in Japan, and lastly one of them needs to be assembled fully.
The one that is made in Japan is on the left
I emailed Rock Auto and they said that Moog says the difference in size is within "tolerable variances." I'm a little sketched out because from what I understand the outer tie rods are part of the alignment.
The one arm is for sure beefier than the other and it almost seems as if its shaped slightly differently. Last but not least, the parts where the tierods gets bolted back down to the suspension are different sizes(the ends where the boots are).
Does anyone know if this will throw my alignment off or if this is "acceptable"?