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Author Topic:   tie rod ends
slowpoke
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted February 20, 2002 09:30 PM
I changed the center link on my metric car to a camero center link, and shortened the right side the idler side a inch and a 1/4.I cut off an inch on both tie rods and don't have enough adjustment to get the front end toe right is there a different tie rod you used or did you shortened the adjuster Thanks Tom.

awkwardjeff
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 458
posted February 22, 2002 01:05 AM
slowpoke, I believe you got that information from me......if you cut the centerlink 1 1/4 and then cut the tie-rods down 1 inch each they will fit.......

If you are correct and they don't work something else is bent.....steering arm on sprindle is bent inward........

You can cut and shorten the sleeve of the tie-rod to gain more adjustment, BUT YOU SHOULDN'T NEED TOO........

I have done this many,many times.......and so have hundreds of other people......

You must have something bent, or you started with the wrong centerlink......84 IROC??

28a racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 34
posted March 21, 2002 11:28 AM UIN: 231
you need to get the same type of tie rods

awkwardjeff
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 458
posted March 21, 2002 05:58 PM
28a, slowpoke sent me a private message ...he stated he didn't try to put it together before posting this topic....after he bolted it together there was enough adjustment after all.....JUST DIDN'T LOOK LIKE THERE WAS GOING TO BE ENOUGH.....

I'm only posting this too let everyone know.....the information I gave is/was correct......slowpoke flet foolish for posting this without fitting it up FIRST...
We have all looked things over and they didn't LOOK correct, then after getting it together it fit fine......I see NO need for anyone to feel foolish........it was just a question he had that got answered......

28a, you could use the Camaro tie-rods and do it your way........I know EVERYONE has metric stuff sitting on the shop floor and likes to use what they got instead of BUYING new all the time.......then they need two sets of everything so that have spares also.........I like to purchase 1 new set, then keep the old stuff for spares.....YOUR thoughts are helpful for a guy that is buying new......then he can cut the old stuff down and keep as spares......THAT'S A GREAT THOUGHT.........I like ideas that save time and work.......

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