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Adjustable Tie Rods?

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omegis13

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Sep 14, 2004
Altus, Oklahoma
Hi there

I'm about to put new tie rods on, as mine are starting to develope a bit of play. It's going to cost about 200 in parts, so I thought I would see if there were any aftermarket adjustable tie rods out there. I've searched both this board and DSMTalk, as well as about a half hour of google and ebay, all with no success. Can anybody clue me in if adjustable tie rods exist for our cars, or maybe a way to fabricate some?

Thanks,

Greg Heineken :talon:
 
RamenPride said:
and I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that aftermarket tie rods are adjustable also....
Basically what im trying to say is that there is no need to have aftermarket tie rods fabricated as he stated. Aftermarket tie rod/tie rod ends such as moog and oem pieces will be the samething. All will be adjustable, If you can do an alignment then youll know there is nothing special between oem and aftermarket tie rods/tie rod ends.
 
SlowSpyder said:
Basically what im trying to say is that there is no need to have aftermarket tie rods fabricated as he stated. Aftermarket tie rod/tie rod ends such as moog and oem pieces will be the samething. All will be adjustable, If you can do an alignment then youll know there is nothing special between oem and aftermarket tie rods/tie rod ends.

yeah, I know. :thumb:

It just seems that most of the questions posted to the board lately are so basic and related to general automotive than DSM's specifically
 
Assuming after all of this that you are still talking about tie rods, there is no reason for you to be spending $200. Locate the actual problem in the tie rod and replace that specific part. I know that Autozone outer tie rods ends are $25 a piece since I need to replace mine. Also, just so we are all on the same page, what diagnosis procedure did you use to determine that the tie rods are your problem?
 
ECTurboDSM said:
Assuming after all of this that you are still talking about tie rods, there is no reason for you to be spending $200. Locate the actual problem in the tie rod and replace that specific part. I know that Autozone outer tie rods ends are $25 a piece since I need to replace mine. Also, just so we are all on the same page, what diagnosis procedure did you use to determine that the tie rods are your problem?

For one, the passenger side inner end is ever so slightly bent. I noticed this when I was installling my new clutch and it was also noted by the alignement shop I took my car to afterwards.

For two, while removing my suspension to remove the transmission, I also noticed that both of my out tie rod ends' boots have holes, and probably have for quite some time.

For three, while reinstalling my suspension, I noticed the ammount of side to side play in both inner ends. I just got done installing new tie rods on my mom and dad's Galant; the ammount of play that my tie rods have is worse than the rods I took off of the Galant, and the ammount of improvement in control on the Galant was near exponential after putting on new tie rods and a getting an alignment.

So, I would say I will be needing damn near the hole shebang; both tie rods, both tie rod ends, and two new boots for the inner ends. I figure I'm looking at about $175-200.

Thanks,

Greg Heineken :talon:
 
I guess with that much stuff, I am gonna have to agree that you'll be spending a bit of cash. I'm still confused about your initial question. It seems like you've got your stuff straight though and you've done it before, so good luck.
 
omegis13 said:
Hi there

I'm about to put new tie rods on, as mine are starting to develope a bit of play. It's going to cost about 200 in parts, so I thought I would see if there were any aftermarket adjustable tie rods out there. I've searched both this board and DSMTalk, as well as about a half hour of google and ebay, all with no success. Can anybody clue me in if adjustable tie rods exist for our cars, or maybe a way to fabricate some?

Thanks,

Greg Heineken :talon:

I dont know of any aftermarket tie rod ends for the dsm(I havent searched either) but when I had my crx, I had a set of ssr solid tie rod ends. It consisted of an aluminum sleeve that threaded onto the outer tie rod, and then had a chromoly heim joint that treaded into the sleeve. Actually, stockers are adjustable but the only reason I had these was because it was a smoother, more solid steering with more defined feedback. Beyond that, they worked the same as stock.

EEDIT: I thought you were talking about tie rod ends, not the whole tie rod. I just reread and noticed.
 
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