Originally Posted by E30M42cab
The real issue is taking the outer tie rods off... they're original, and don't have a flat spot to put a wrench on them. So even with fire, witch's piss, and vice grips, those outer tie rods are on there to stay. New z3 rack will take care of that.
Just trash it. The whole tie rod assembly only costs like $15 more than the outter tie rod does.