Our tie rod assemblies are adjustable. This allows you to properly align the car. Tie rod ends are often seized in the tie rod; adjustability solves that problem!
The best, easy-to-follow instructions we know of on front-end work including tie rod removal (and the toe-in adjusting that should follow) is available in the book: "How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive." We recommend this book if you are working on tie rod removal.