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  • Tie rod ends

    I decided to make a new thread instead of further cluttering up Def's budget FLCA thread, since it's pretty much gone in like 6 different directions since its start.

    Anyway.

    I ordered a foot long section of 1" hex 2024-T851 aluminum rod, so when it gets here, I will cut it down to size and start drilling and tapping the holes for the rod end and tie rod on the opposite side.

    I have a couple of questions.

    1) How long are the SPL tie rod end turn buckles?

    2) Do I have to make one of the threads a left hand thread while the other is right hand thread, in order for the whole assembly to be able to be locked down when the jam nuts are tightened?

    Also, should I just get the tapered tap or should I go ahead and get the bottom tap too while I'm at it?

    TIA!
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  • #2
    If you tap deep enough with the tapered tap, then you won't need a bottoming tap. it wouldn't hurt to have both though.

    You only need right threads.. You assemble the thing and then turn only the inner tie rod to adjust toe. leave the outer rod end and the hex stuck together.
    Originally posted by SoSideways
    I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
    '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
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    • #3
      Ok cool.

      Just didn't know if by doing it that way, that if anything was gonna get affected by both right hand threads, that's all.

      I guess I was thinking of the toe rods and how the two ends have different threads so that you can adjust the toe by just turning the center shaft.

      Plus I didn't have coffee yet this morning.... now that I've got some coffee in me, I can make sense of it lol

      Thanks!
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      • #4
        You could do it that way, but the problem is you wind up making the adjustment twice as coarse, so to speak. 1/4 turn on the hex bar would make roughly the same toe change as 1/2 turn going the other way. not that you have to have an alignment that damn precise (you can still get to within 0.01deg), but it just makes it harder.
        Originally posted by SoSideways
        I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
        '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
        '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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        • #5
          I prerfer to mix the left and rights with different pitches so you have no idea of the adjustment
          I am SKULLWORKS

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          • #6
            I have some of those too.
            3/4"-16 right with a 10mm x 1.5 left tapped into the center of it. heh.
            Actually that's pretty close.. 1/16" = 1.5875mm
            Originally posted by SoSideways
            I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
            '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
            '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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            • #7
              *ALL* of your toe adjustment comes from the inner tie rod side. Both turnbuckles are RH threads.
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              • #8
                Alright cool.

                Will get RH thread taps for the job then!

                Thanks!
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