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Old 12-18-2018, 01:05 PM
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Tie rod end threads

I want to make some solid adjusters for the tie rods. Does anyone know the thread on the end of the tie rods? Thanks for any help.
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Thanks.

One end left handed and one right handed correct?
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Re: Tie rod end threads

Make sure you have plenty of thread engagement on both sides. The replacement moog tie rods seem to be longer than OEM which can prevent you from adjusting them where you need them. Or, trim off a bit off each end rod.
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I was thinking of measuring the stock adjuster and using that length.
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Re: Tie rod end threads

Do you think 1" 6061-T6 hex stock would be strong enough for this part?
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IMHO, for street use steel would be better. If it is a drag only car then aluminum is fine.

Also, unless you have the taps and such, it may be cheaper to just purchase a set from a place such as Coleman racing.

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