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Old 08-03-14, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default Moog outer tie rods

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

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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"?
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I got these last friday. No two lefts or two rights and they're the same size. I guess I got lucky lol.


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Yeah the thing is is that i got an left and a right theyre just different parts. Does anyone know if this will affect the suspension geometry or my alignment?
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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

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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"?
The one on the left is what i also got. It does not have the zerk fitting. I think one of them is 555 and the other is MOOG. Then again the on the left is what i purchased at autozone after receiving the wrong part form RockAuto and Amazon.
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i would return them to Rockauto and not install these... Its an error on there part... On Rockauto it shows you the part number and Left or Right side...

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Yeah I even asked the guy at Rock Auto to make sure to send me two of the same ones when i filed for an exchange, whether they are 555 or Moog. He said he could not do that because they stock parts in different parts of the country. I told him I would even pay for another one(20$) as long as it was a matching one. He still would not do it. I felt very disrespected as his emails were very demanding and not very polite. Thanks Rock Auto I've spent close to a grand from you guys over the last 4 years and you won't even help me out on a 20$ part.

Thanks for all the info guys.
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go through amazon (prime would be great). i chatted with their customer service and it was guaranteed that i received the right part. but i couldn't wait and just bit the bullet with a 555 non grease one instead.
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I got these last friday. No two lefts or two rights and they're the same size. I guess I got lucky lol.
I love the ar-15 just chillin next to your tie rods
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I love the ar-15 just chillin next to your tie rods
Actually it's a Crosman pellet/BB M4. It's fairly good for a BB gun with it's 660fps velocity with the brass BBs.
It would be extremely difficult or even impossible to get a real one not to mention to carry it with me in my trunk.
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