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Old 06-09-2019, 08:54 AM   #51
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Well now my question is do I need the inner if it's not worn? I sure I'll need the outer
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If your wanting to upgrade your front brakes down the road/later from 10's to 11.8''s now would be the time to do it. btw the svt calipers/pads are also bigger.
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Don't need to replace the inner if you are sure they are not worn. But if you are... You can "upgrade" to another year which has a larger OD which means you need to outer tie rod ends but if your already getting those and replacing the inner...
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If you are going to do all this work the most overlooked bushings on the car are the front sway bar and the steering rack.Reason? You have to drop the front subframe which is really easy btw..if your car has over 100k the inner tie rods are worn. I like this tool.. https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...Q&gclsrc=aw.ds

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-Magus larger od?
-Pbfoot cars currently at 51,000ish
-Felix not that I wouldn't want to do the conversion my real goal is maintain the car for the next 5-8 years an go for a focus st or RS kinda praying the focus st Auto comes to American by then

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-Felix not that I wouldn't want to do the conversion my real goal is maintain the car for the next 5-8 years an go for a focus st or RS kinda praying the focus st Auto comes to American by then
At 51k what you bought is fine.
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-Felix not that I wouldn't want to do the conversion my real goal is maintain the car for the next 5-8 years an go for a focus st or RS kinda praying the focus st Auto comes to American by then
Realistly no automatic st, besides no fun there.
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I would need to double check but the '05 or some year between 05 and 07 used the same rack but upgraded the inner tie rod to a larger Outside Diameter (OD) rod. this makes it stronger and less likely to bend. I have been running this on my Foci for years. but my car is such a miss match of parts ordering new parts always takes a few rounds to make sure I get the right part.

When you go this route of using OEM parts from different years you do get some looks when you say I need this part from this Foci, this part from this year, this part from this trim... and when asked got a lot of projects going on? you just say no, just the one.
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I'm sold thicker more durable tie rods would be a huge plus
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Looking at my past history orders at Rock Auto...

I am seeing a 2007. So MOOG EV80632 x 2 (one for each side) and ES80580 x2 (one for each side).

I ordered this back in 2009 and made this modification to my 2001 ZX3 Foci. Its a "easy one" since it only impacts the tie rods (inner and outer) but does not require that bump to the different knuckle.

Please do a bit more research and ask and get confirmation form someone else before blindly buying the exact same part numbers....

EDIT: And since they are for a 2006-2008 Foci. and they are MOOG with full life time warranty, do NOT make the mistake of when submitting the return of saying you no longer have the 2007 Foci.... that will "void" the warranty since you are using it on a different make/model/year than they have in their system.
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