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  • spl outer tie rod end thread pitch of shank?

    Does anyone have some v5 SPL outers they can measure for me? The lower nut on the shank backed all the way off today, and I need a replacement. I dont have access to the car because I had to get a ride home from work and left it in the lot. I'd like to replace the nut tomorrow at work if possible.

    So, I just need to know the thread pitch on the non-tapered end of the shank. Thanks to anyone who can find this out!

    While I'm making dumd new threads, does anyone else have groaning SPL outers? mine have done it since my first track day, and ive tried nearly every lube at autozone since then, with no luck. I'm using red loctite and torqued the nuts to 30lb/ft and this is the second time i had one back off. First time I caught it luckily

  • #2
    i think it's 5/8-something, might just go buy a few nuts and see what fits.

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    • #3
      Pretty sure it's 5/8-18.
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      • #4
        Are you using the Distorted-Thread Hex Locknuts? This is important!

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        • #5
          Yes, it was 5/8-18

          Yes, I'm using distorted nuts. Would it be a terrible idea to drill a hole in the shank and run a cotter pin?

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          • #6
            If you have groaning, then you have something binding. Keep looking for the issue
            I also torque mine (not spl) to about 60ftlb.

            I wouldn't cotter pin it, but you might double-nut it if you have room.
            Originally posted by SoSideways
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            • #7
              To clarify, the groaning sounds exactly like the coilover spring binding when the wheel is turned, except it's the spherical.

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              • #8
                Use loctite. Not enough room for a cotter pin, and they're 9000 series spring steel from what I remember. Good luck drilimg that with some chinese HSS bits.
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                • #9
                  I've had issues with the nuts backing off my tie rod ends.
                  tried everything...
                  Only thing that worked was using Nord-Lock washers.
                  Now I use this for everything including my turbo to manifold nuts - which also completely came off resulting to a nasty exhaust leak.
                  I'm a noob.
                  Gotta start somewhere....

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                  • #10
                    I heart nord locks.

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                    • #11
                      no room for nordlocks either i think, since i'm using all the spacers on top. I've been using red loctite. One event so far since I made this thread and the nut's still on there. I torqued it to probably 60-80 foot pounds since my tourque wrench was misbehaving, oops.

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