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    Tire Rod Assemblies - what is the difference? R/L

    Cheers all!

    I'm updating all the suspension components on the project SL500, started with the front, have everything disassembled, will be installing all the new Lemforder pieces today.

    I'm looking at the the new Left 129 330 02 03 and the Right 129 330 03 03 parts, I must be missing something but they look identical, not even "Grey" paint on the left any longer, these are both are black...


    Curiosity is getting the best of me, what's the catch? The length appears to be the same, threads appear to be the same... What am I missing, really?

    Regards,
    D

    P.S. What is the proper torque specs on these tie rods please?

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    Re: Tire Rod Assemblies - what is the difference? R/L

    And so there was absolutely NO difference between these parts, at least not the Lemforder units, laid them side by side, removed the ends, could not find any difference. Used this Autozone rental tool to pop them out, came out effortlessly!



    Torque specs were 35nm...

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    D
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    Re: Tire Rod Assemblies - what is the difference? R/L

    I just replaced one side (on the 500E). I used the same tool from ORielys with no charge. The only difference in the two 036 tie rods is a hex shape main tube on the left to facilitate easy adjustment from the left side. I will be surprised if the SLs are not the same.

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    Re: Tire Rod Assemblies - what is the difference? R/L

    Drew, both main tubes were round, factory and lemforder, factory was painted grey, otherwise the same, I can certainly see the benefit of the hex shape tube for adjustment.

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