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Old 02-06-2011, 08:26 PM   #1
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Boxster Tie Rod

Hi, I did a search and couldnt really find any DIY info on replacing the Tie rod on the Boxster.

I think I am going to just replace the outer tie rods, car only has 60k

Anyone ever done it?

How hard is it? 1-10 scale

any special tools needed?

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Old 02-06-2011, 09:08 PM   #2
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Not hard at all, in fact super easy.
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Yeah, I actually just watched some Youtube vids and it looks super easy.

Is a alignment always required?
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:40 AM   #4
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The tie rods control your toe end...keeps the wheels going straight...if it pulls left or right your toe is out. If the old ends on your car are not really worn, you can adjust the new ones to match the old ones. But, since this is a Porsche you need to have a them reset to specs.
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Not a hard job

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Hi, I did a search and couldnt really find any DIY info on replacing the Tie rod on the Boxster.

I think I am going to just replace the outer tie rods, car only has 60k

How hard is it? 1-10 scale =1 or 2


Thanks
You will need to get an alignment done to check the TOE IN or TOE OUT of the front wheels. You can try and put the new ends on the same amount of turns as the old ones, that will allow you to drive the car to a front end shop where the toe can be correctly adjusted and set.

Negative toe, or toe out, is the front of the wheel pointing away from the centreline of the vehicle conversely:Positive toe, or toe in, is the front of the wheel pointing in towards the centreline of the vehicle.

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Old 02-08-2011, 07:45 PM   #6
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I have not done mine, but this doesn't look too bad http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Boxster_Tech/59-SUSPEN-Suspen_Overhaul/59-SUSPEN-Suspen_Overhaul.htm

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