I only have 46K on my TT which I built and ordered on line and waited for them to build and ship to me. Recently was told both outer tie rod ends must be replaced. I ordered and received the replacements but I cannot, for the life of me, get the old tie rods off. I have no problem splitting the joint but I cannot get them to spin off the tie rod. Does the factory use some sort of thread lock? Also, is it normal to require tie rod replacement with so few miles? I paid $130,000 for this car brand new in 2007 and have been treating it better than my wife! I have also gone through 4 sets of tires.