need tie rods
b.benz at charter.net
Fri Jul 11 21:53:25 PDT 2008
On Jul 11, 2008, at 7:16 PM, robert weinberg wrote:
> hi peter,
> the place that i bought the tires didn't charge me for the
> alignment because he could only align the rear. he said the fronts
> were maxed out, even with the stock springs (and shot struts) - so
> will have to slot the towers like bernie said for the H&R springs.
> they have a year warranty on the alignment, so i can keep taking it
> back there once i get the suspension on.
Slotting the towers may help make stock springs tolerable, but won’t
touch your H&R problems.
> the mechanic at the shop said he didn't care - he liked the audi ;-)
You get what you pay for, if you can find competence.
> --- On Fri, 7/11/08, Peter Schulz <pcschulz at comcast.net> wrote:
>> From: Peter Schulz <pcschulz at comcast.net>
>> Subject: Re: need tie rods
>> To: centaurus3200 at yahoo.com
>> Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
>> Date: Friday, July 11, 2008, 7:04 PM
>> Given the shop labor rate that I had to pay last time I
>> went for an
>> alignment, you might be better off with the new ones..
>> Given that you appear to be paying for the maintenance, it
>> might be a
>> good idea.
>> My lesson learned? Next time I'm pulling the entire
>> tire rod AHEAD
>> of time and loosening and lubricating the adjuster...
>> Even with a liberal application of antiseize, after 1-2 New
>> winters, the adjusters will corrode and require a torch for
>> At 06:17 PM 7/11/2008 -0700, robert weinberg wrote:
>>> just got the car back from getting tires. i expected
>> something to
>>> come up. you guys are right though - this thing will
>> cost a pretty
>>> penny before it's in fine running condition. who
>> knows what else
>>> awaits me. probably should have bought a cleaner
>> example, but what's
>>> done is done.
>>> the guy said he couldn't align the front as the
>> inner tie rods were
>>> frozen - can't adjust them.
>>> i searched around (as did he) - seems you can either
>> get outer tie
>>> rod ends or the whole tie rod assembly.
>>> best price i can find for both is from
>>> left - $59
>>> right: $93
>>> these look correct?
>>> 200q20v mailing list
>> -Peter Schulz
>> Chelmsford Ma, USA
>> 1995.5 S6 Avant Emerald/Ecru
>> 1995.5 S6 Avant Silver/Platinum
>> 1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey (for sale)
>> 1991 90 20v Q Red
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