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Author Topic:   swedge tube outers tie rods on metric
chapa73
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 169
posted February 22, 2005 07:53 AM  
I have a metric chassis,metric spindles and metric lowers and was wanting to run swedge tube outer tie rods.

What type of inner tie rod would I need,and how much do i need to space the hiem down off of the spindle.

How long of a swedge tube would I need?

Thanks

dirtywrench13
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 324
posted February 22, 2005 10:41 AM  
I'D TRY THE DIRT WORKS REPLACEMENT. SOMETIMES YOU CAN FIND THEM ON SPECIAL FOR LESS THAN THE COLLECTIVE BUNCH OF THEM CAN COST. LAST TIME I BOUGHT THEM FOR THE D-W8, I GAVE 25$ A SET FOR THEM. SO I STOCKED UP. THEY ARE ALL IN THE IRON BUCKET NOW, RUINED OF COURSE.

zeroracing
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posted February 22, 2005 11:31 AM  
i will measure mine this weekend, but run a 10 or 12 inch tube. then a regular 5/8 hiem.
as far as how far down, a bumpsteer gauge would be great, but the cheap way to eyeball it is to attempt to get the tie rod parrallel to the lower control arm, i see guys without gauges do that alot.

FlyNLoIMCA17
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Total posts: 753
posted February 22, 2005 05:52 PM  
I got my setup from Speedway and I think it was like $50 per side!!!

As far as the bumpsteer goes. If you could get the two ends of the tie rod to fall within the planes of the upper and lower control arm pivots and ball joints, then set it on the exact angle as the lower control arm your bumpsteer would be zero. But with a factory drag link you can't do it. (or if you can someone please tell me how) You can get a different "factory" drag link that gets you closer but not enough. You would have to have a fabricated drag link. I think the 86' Camaro IROC w/ HD suspension has the better drag link. I also think its a direct bolt on except for changing the tie rod lengths of course.

zeroracing
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posted February 22, 2005 05:56 PM  
i say attempt that is what they try.

also on my rf one i had to extend it pretty far too keep from bottoming out on the frame under body roll.
i think i spend like 9 bucks for the hiem, 12 for the tube, a regular inner, and a bolt with some tubing to space it out.

FlyNLoIMCA17
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Total posts: 753
posted February 22, 2005 11:12 PM  
I think the "eyeballing" way is just as good as spending the money on the gauge. Of course it would be better with a gauge but how much of a difference is it gonna make for .020" I'd just as soon do it the homemade way myself.


chapa73
Dirt Maniac

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posted February 23, 2005 10:37 AM  
Thanks for the info guys.

imca35
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted February 24, 2005 07:03 PM  
here is the info for the Dirt Works inner tie rod.....
ES370R (5/8"x18 LH Thread) 65-68 Bel Air, Biscayne, Caprice, Impala
$11.99 at autozone with the lifetime warrenty......

[This message has been edited by imca35 (edited February 24, 2005).]

Roadhzrd
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Total posts: 161
posted February 24, 2005 11:58 PM  
Thanks a bunch imca35. I was just trying to remember the application for them. You gotta love the auto zone's warranty.

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