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1979 Brat outer tie rod ends

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#1 Demon Brat

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:46 PM

Need some information,  I have ordered outer tie rod ends from Rockauto and from another source.  They all say they are for a 1979 Subaru Brat.  However, when we install them they tighten down so far that the rubber boot collapses and gets crushed as they are tightened.  After a short period the rubber boot tears and fails.  One of the original outer tie rod ends is obviously longer where it mounts into the hole.


Is there a part number or a source where I know I'm going to get the correct tie rod end.  One that is longer and mounts correctly with the proper distance.



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#2 belacane


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 04:22 PM

I did the out tie rod ends on my second gen brat with parts from O'Reilly, and everything worked fine.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:51 PM

When I did my outers 3 years ago I bought originals from Subaru for my 78 Brat. Nothing like original!

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