The Hotchkiss website lists this rod as a bolt in replacement so I would think it would be the same length as OEM. Every aftermarket tie rod Iíve used matched to OEM. I thought it might require a Hotchkiss tie rod sleeve but their site says their sleeve is a direct replacement for the Moog ES2032S so that is not the problem. All of the other suspension parts they offer are bolt on and do not say they must be used only with Hotchkiss parts. I donít know the length of their outer tie rod, but if it is also longer you probably wouldnít have any gap for adjustment; you only have a gap now because of the shorter Moog rod.
As suggested, I would call Hotchkiss and talk to a tech rep before putting everything together. As for cutting, thatís up to you. Me personally, spending like what, $85 for tie rods and then having to cut them to make them fitÖnever heard of that.