The best way to assemble the tie rod assemblies is to match the old stuff. One of tie-rod ends features a reverse thread while the other is standard. This allows the assemblies to be shortened or lengthened without removing them from the car to set the toe. If you want to turn the tie rod adjusting sleeves right to bring in the toe setting you will want to use the reverse thread as the inner on the right side or the car and the outer on the left side. Once the inner and outer tie rods were threaded into the new adjusting sleeves, the whole assembly was installed on the car.