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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 10:50 am    Post subject: Suspension tie rods Reply with quote

Does anyone in the UK have any spare suspension tie rods (the bits with the eyes in them)?

Mine are screwed all of the way out to make the car lower, but there's not much thread holding them on so I'd like to cut and weld some up to make them longer and get the car lower with more thread holding them on.

ECAS are after 12.59 each which seems a bit pricey, especially as I'm only going to cut them in half Sad

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can buy longer one at the Burton shop.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can cut them in half and weld a nut or heavy guage steel tube in the middle to make it longer.
I have done this on three cars and had NO PROBLEMS.
And it does'nt cost anything either. Very Happy Very Happy
Depends how good your welding is of course Wink Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah that's my plan. I don't want to do it to my only set though in case I want to go back to normal (or I bugger it up and leave my car immobile Confused )

Didn't realise Burton sold longer ones, although it would be 55 for 4. Call me cheap but that sounds a lot for some tie rods.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah see your point Andy, but the same rules apply. If you need to go back then cut them in half again and weld original parts back together.
Piece Of Piss, LOL Laughing

Cheers Tony Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You wont need to add much either. I only added half an inch to mine and it would sit on the road if i wanted it too.
Also if you dont add too much there is enuf thread on the rods to wind thru the tie rod and probably take it almost up to normal height if you want to go higher at any time. I did this on my car when we had snow and needed the ride height a bit higher Very Happy .
Hope this helps mate???
Cheers Tony.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
The burton ones are available from Tony Shields at 2CV City Just over the Pennines
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've might have a few rotten spring cans lying around, i'll have a look when i go in later

if i find them i could cut some off for you

how many do you need ?
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TONY ENGLAND wrote:
You wont need to add much either. I only added half an inch to mine and it would sit on the road if i wanted it too.
Also if you dont add too much there is enuf thread on the rods to wind thru the tie rod and probably take it almost up to normal height if you want to go higher at any time. I did this on my car when we had snow and needed the ride height a bit higher Very Happy .
Hope this helps mate???
Cheers Tony.


Thanks Tony - yeah that helps, at least I've an idea of how much to weld in!!
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

classic2cv wrote:
I've might have a few rotten spring cans lying around, i'll have a look when i go in later

if i find them i could cut some off for you

how many do you need ?


Cheers mate - 4 ideally, but 2 would suffice if you've got them.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard and I believe that akdyane ones are longer than standar 2cv.
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