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2006 56 159JTDm
O/s inner tie rod has play and boot full of dirty water! It is the “fat” rod with some kind of damper in it. Appears to be original as boot has those annoying Alfa clips holding it on.
Question is only rod I have found complete with boot is from alfaworkshop which is the solid type.
Can I swap just the one and leave the near side as the damped type?
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Personally I would change both of it was me as I do not know if damping 1 side and not other will cause an issue. Also I usually feel it’s best to change items like that in pairs same as springs,dampers and track rod ends.

don’t really know what you mean by damper mind as when I did mine the new ones were larger diameter to the originals but do t remember either being damped.
 

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Hi Jonny, TBH I'm describing it based on other posts here. I can't actually detect any damping effect in the "fat bit". Your advice is good practice but this is my son's run around and the other side has no play whatsoever so inclined to change the one and see how it feels.
 
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