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Tie rod nuts fouling alloy inner rim

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Bit of an irritating one here.

I recently regreased the upper wishbones on my GT and got new front tyres.

When the garage went to track the fronts they said the old tie rod nuts were seized.

I cut them off myself with a grinder and got new ones to replace them.

Took it back to be tracked and they sorted the alignment.

However since I got back I heard I'm awful scrape noise from the left side wheel.

One further investigation it looks like the back edge of the tie rod lock nut its scraping the alloy edge when the wheel is on full lock.

Anybody got an idea how this could be and how to solve it?

Genuinely baffled how it could be off.

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What wheels do you have?
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They're the 18" cloverleaf rims. It's Blackline spec.
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Is the taper fully seated into the arm? The relationship between the rod end and the wheel shouldn't change as the suspension moves should it?
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I think it's catching on the adjuster lock nut, not the rod end itself. The wheel will move relative to the lock nut.
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Are the sides swapped?
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Oh gosh, thats strange then.
Maybe they have adjusted one side out further than the other? Is the steering wheel centred?
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Is the taper fully seated into the arm? The relationship between the rod end and the wheel shouldn't change as the suspension moves should it?
I'm away from the car today but I'm almost 100% sure its seated correctly. I'll recheck though.

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I think it's catching on the adjuster lock nut, not the rod end itself. The wheel will move relative to the lock nut.
Yeah I had to cut off the old adjuster nuts. The new ones are the same outside diameter as well. The one thats catching is not flush 100% with the tie rod body if that makes sense.
It sticks out a small bit due to the amount of rotation. It shouldn't be that close to make a difference though right?

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Nope almost positive the sides are correct but I'll check.

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Oh gosh, thats strange then.
Maybe they have adjusted one side out further than the other? Is the steering wheel centred?
Yeah seems to be. Drove back from the garage with no issue anyway and the wheel was straight.
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FML I'm a dope. They were the wrong way round.

How the garage didn't notice either is beyond me

Anyway panic over, thanks all.
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Relief. Glad it was a simple fix.
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