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I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem, and the best solution. I'm using the 1988 mustang donor rack & pinion. I've cut off 1.75" on each tie rod. Set the R&P to center and replaced the stock jam nuts with thin ones. Threaded on the tie rod ends all the way to the ends of the rod threads. The right side has adequate toe-in, but the left side is way toed out. Thought it a good idea to consult the forum before I start hacking on the rod ends...
 

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Which holes are your lower front control arms mounted, Are you doing pin drive width?
 

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MYSTERY SOLVED
The lesson is, when using donor parts, don't count on all the parts being OEM.
I measured the length of a friends 89 stock 5.0 mustang, and my tie-rod ends are 1/2" longer. Trimmed 3/8" off the end, and achieved the necessary adjustment for toe in...
 

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Good deal. This has been a bit of a pain for quite a while. I know there are a couple of lengths of tie rod ends and I believe there have been 2 lengths of the inner tie rod also.
 
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