View Full Version : help me choose my tie rod ends

12-26-2014, 07:52 AM
I seem to be a little confused as to which TRE's to purchase, so I'm reaching out to the fellow's here on AZ for some help. They show a few different part numbers for TRE's for our cars, 8E0419811B which include Meyle HD, Febi, and MTC. Are the Febi and MTC ones the same as the Meyle HD ones?

Other part number is 4F0419811D which says it "features S4 design without the rubber damper", brands include Genuine Audi/VW, Karlyn, and TRW.

Here's where it gets confusing for me. The Meyle HD(8E0419811B ) say they are full metal also, which would the same as the 4F0419811D(featuring S4 design without the rubber damper), no?

Can someone clarify the difference between these two part numbers and the quality of all these listed brands? I would like to make my order today? Thanks [az]

12-26-2014, 08:17 AM
They are the same. I just bought a Meyle HD kit from FCP with lifetime warranty. The Meyle HD one looks like the OEM rubber designed one, but it is in fact all metal which is a more durable design tht also includes a larger ball joint to extend service life.


Mad Cow
12-26-2014, 08:21 AM
Don't the Meyle HD rods also have a larger ball joint on the end? I know Meyle makes it a marketing point to have that, but I'm not sure if the regular "s4 design" ones are the same.

EDIT: I'm stupid, didn't read fully the previous post.

12-26-2014, 08:23 AM
not sure how true this is if they are indeed the same part, but if you look at that link, it shows both part #s you mentioned in the OE part number on the right of the page.

also, not sure how the cheaper ones would compare to the meyle or genuine audi tre's

12-26-2014, 09:39 AM
PureMS has a clearance sale right now $8 for Febi ends.

12-26-2014, 09:59 AM
PureMS has a clearance sale right now $8 for Febi ends.
those are regular a4 ones that are not solid(4F0498811), not nearly as good as either of the 2 PN's OP posted

12-26-2014, 06:54 PM
FCP group buy from the forums For the win http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/577077-FCP-Control-Arm-Group-Buy-(NEW-AND-IMPROVED)