Absolutely. Screwing in the tie rod end as many turns as the old one is a real good way to get it somewhat close, but when the alignment mechanic adjusts it, a quarter turn can be the difference between no tire wear and horrendous wear. No two tie rod ends are the same. If they were, we wouldn't need alignment shops and their $20,000.00 alignment computers.
Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 AT 11:31 PM