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Selecting the Right Tie Rod End for Ford Super Duty Trucks

Tie Rod End Identification

Vehicles Affected:

  • Ford F-350 (2008-2016)
  • Ford F-450 (2008-2016)
  • Ford F-550 (2008-2016)

Ford Super Duty trucks equipped with the Wide Track front axle utilize a tie rod end with a larger diameter than non-Wide Track axle equipped trucks. It is important to identify which axle a Super Duty truck is equipped with because the diameter of the tie rod end threads differ between axles and are not interchangeable.

A wide track front axle is standard on the F-450 and optional on DRW F-350s with the tow package on 2011-2016 models. Look for Regular Production Option (RPO) code 67W on the truck’s option sticker in model years 2008-2009, as this also indicates the truck is equipped with the Wide Track front axle.

F-350s from model years 2011-2016 equipped with the Wide Track axle are generally distinguishable by having large front fender flares, similar to what comes standard on the F-450. The RPO code of 535 also designates the tow package which includes the Wide Track axle on the F-350.

Inspection Procedure

Before ordering MOOG replacement tie rod ends, determine the correct tie rod by measuring the diameter of the threaded portion of the tie rod.

Without Wide Track:

MOOG ES80754 (Left Outer) and ES80755 (Right Outer) outer tie rod ends have 1-3/8" diameter threads and fit trucks without the Wide Track axle:

  • Ford F-350 (2005-2016)
  • Ford F-450 (2005-2010)
  • Ford F-550 (2005-2010)

With Wide Track:

MOOG ES800880 (Right Outer) and ES800881 (Left Outer) outer tie rod ends have 1-9/16" diameter threads and fit trucks equipped with the Wide Track axle:

  • Ford F-350 (2008-2016)
  • Ford F-450 (2011-2016)
  • Ford F-550 (2011-2016)

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