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    Senior Member Three Rings pearl1.8T's Avatar
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    How much does it cost to fix a broken tie rod?

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    Is it a serious problem? I found out i had a broken tie rod about a week ago, but haven't had the chance to fix it yet. How much should i expect to pay for the part? Any reccomendations on where I should order the part for cheap?
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    Inner or outter? Either way, you could do them yourself. I did the outter tie rods in about 20 mins per side.
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    Originally posted by Audi18tAWD
    Inner or outter? Either way, you could do them yourself. I did the outter tie rods in about 20 mins per side.
    It depends. I had problems replacing my outer tie-rod ends, the bolts were rusted. Couldn't get them off, it was like they held on for dear life. Had a shop do it for me and they ended using a blow torch to get those bolts off. I only paid $40 labor though cause I am related to the shop owner.

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    Veteran Member Three Rings azndrunk74's Avatar
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    Try www.ecstuning.com and buy the heavy duty tie rod ends. I just bought mine a couple days ago for $117 shipped. I heard they're much better than the OEM tie rods, steering should feel much tighter, I'll find out in a couple days after I install them.
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    Senior Member Three Rings A4Jon1.8t's Avatar
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    Originally posted by azndrunk74
    Try www.ecstuning.com and buy the heavy duty tie rod ends. I just bought mine a couple days ago for $117 shipped. I heard they're much better than the OEM tie rods, steering should feel much tighter, I'll find out in a couple days after I install them.
    I agree. I did a lot of searching for tie rods and found ECS Tuning to be the cheapest anywhere. Most other places were charging close to $200 for each.

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    Senior Member Three Rings pearl1.8T's Avatar
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    is that 117 for 2 tie rods or just 1? I plan on selling this car in the near future, so I don't really wanna invest too much money on it since i just dropped about a grand taking care of some maintenance problems. How much are OEM ones?
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    Veteran Member Three Rings azndrunk74's Avatar
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    Originally posted by pearl1.8T
    is that 117 for 2 tie rods or just 1? I plan on selling this car in the near future, so I don't really wanna invest too much money on it since i just dropped about a grand taking care of some maintenance problems. How much are OEM ones?
    117 shipped for the pair. The OEM's are about $100 each, which I wouldn't suggest getting since they are prone to wear much quicker.
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    Senior Member Three Rings pearl1.8T's Avatar
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    thanks azndrunk..i just ordered a pair from ecstuning.
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    ECS tuning is the shizznit. just got my timing belt kit in. Big up to them for great prices,service, and fast shipping.

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