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leec
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« on: October 21, 2015, 14:38:53 pm »

I want to make some chromoly tie rods (the tubes not the tie rod ends)
I am looking to buy 4 threaded inserts (2 righ hand thread, 2 left)

Anyone know who stocks them in the uk?
I believe track rods ends are M10 thread?

This is what I am after
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Steel-Weld-Bung-for-1-Inch-ID-Tube-5-8-18-LH,39130.html

Thanks,
Lee
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Doogster
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2015, 14:44:19 pm »

Try a comapny in Aberdeen called Grampian Fasteners. 01224 772777
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leec
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2015, 15:20:34 pm »

Thanks,
Just looked on their website, with no luck
Lee
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2015, 15:47:21 pm »

I would give them a call Lee.  Wink
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Andy Sykes
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2015, 16:28:39 pm »

stock ends are m12x1.5 McGill Motorsports sell them in most sizes and super fast delivery
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im building this not just putting parts together, they are two totally different things

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leec
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2015, 17:07:07 pm »

Andy,
Just phoned them but they currently only stock unf sizes.
Lee
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Andy Sykes
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2015, 19:10:49 pm »

Ok eBay search in 20 seconds found loads of them about 3 each
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leec
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2015, 19:15:57 pm »

Like the style I posted above?
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2015, 19:06:42 pm »

I don't know anyone inserting tie rods, wishbones yes, but Its best done anyway with the minimum hardware and welding, why add weight and complexity and weak points, just use 1/2" I'd tube and tap to suit , I use rod ends for racing, they don't have the thread reach of the stock tie rod ends, so I use butted lock nuts rather then clamps. One aside to up rated tie rods can be a damaged steering box or rack, I only up grade when I have to, wider axle for example, the stock rods are good, very good, I've only ever bent one, the weaker long one, by hitting a bank at speed with the left front, id rather bend a tie rod than break anything further down the shock path,  especially my thumbs, as this may stop me hitching home, Wink best regards, spanners.
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