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I am wondering if anyone else has had this problem. When I originally bought my 260 the front tie rods were shot so I replaced them with new ones that were one a 240 I was pulling apart.

Recently, I had the car on the wheel aligner and was attempting to set the toe and centre the steering wheel. What I found was that one the the tie rods was about 1/2" longer than the other and I wasn't able to centre the steering properly.

I checked the old tie rods I had taken off the car and found they were of equal length and were the size of the smaller tie rod.

Does anyone have an idea what the longer tie rod might be off? Someone has suggested it may be from a 280? Having the longer ones will help when I get some extra negative camber on the front if I can work out what it is from.

Any help would be appreciated.


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My tie rods were of equal length although I did compare them with the originals when I took them out. Kept thinking they were longer but that was just the way it looked.

Where did you get your tie rods from?

Later 280zx ones are different I believe and most likely wouldn't fit.(not 100% on that though).

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