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OK, first of all, my cars really needs nothing other than some paint , mechanicals are 100%.
Now to the point. I just installed some basic parts and now my dub is like a whole new car.
I installed my shift rebuild kit (the PITA, cheap one, from underneath) , this was the last bushing in my entire shifting system to be replaced (gets rid of that upward movement of lever).
All I have to say is WOW! Like a new car, its nice & tight all around, almost click-like notchy) to me thats nice, not a loose row boat).
*NSpd Short shift, A3 weighted shaft, Missing Linkz poly bushings, all new ball & bushings, shortened lever =

Then I insatlled a new drivers side complete tie rod (adjustable), and new right side tie rod end. - Still have yet to get it alligned (need to install poly A arm bushings 1st), but the steering is really tight ( as in direction/ lack of play). Again, there is a feel of confidence from having a tight front end. No wobbles or shake, less center line play, less Clunking. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

For about $75 in parts I have a car that now feels http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: After a little work... I'm luvin it! (gtimagic)

Gtimagic,
I have 2 complete tie rods waiting to go on and was wondering what did you use to take the inner tie rod off. I'm also waiting for my back ordered control arm poly bushings. Did you have that special inner tie rod tool or were you able to get it off with a wrench?
 

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Re: After a little work... I'm luvin it! (satchmo)

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Gtimagic,
I have 2 complete tie rods waiting to go on and was wondering what did you use to take the inner tie rod off. I'm also waiting for my back ordered control arm poly bushings. Did you have that special inner tie rod tool or were you able to get it off with a wrench?

I did not do this job myself, a local VW repair shop did it, i imagine they had the tool. I ordered my Poly bushing from germanautoparts.com , they were about $1.00 more than the group buy going on now- minus the waiting. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 
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