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Replacing the track rod.

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27 Jun 2019 13:55 #210360 by bryn
I’m going to replace the track rod with one from a breakers as my old one is bent slightly and could do with a little advice please.
I will get some new tie rod ends ( I think).
I assume that I will put the front end on ramps (so the wheels don’t move) take off the track rod, measure it exactly and the replacement rod with new ends is the exact same size as the old one and replace. Simples?????????????????

OR

Is it worth bending back the old one????????????????

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27 Jun 2019 15:00 #210369 by S200KYS
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New tie rod ends are inexpensive Bryn -



Here in the BigJimny store that helps fund this forum -

www.bigjimny.com/store/search.html?searc...=tie+rod&_a=category

The process you describe is correct... use the old bar to setup the #new# bar with new tie-rod ends and replace it.

I've strengthened mine - www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum/18-buil...buggy-build?start=12

Or you can buy stronger ones from JB.

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27 Jun 2019 15:16 - 27 Jun 2019 15:29 #210374 by S200KYS
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29 Jun 2019 07:36 - 29 Jun 2019 07:38 #210414 by kirkynut
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bryn wrote: I’m going to replace the track rod with one from a breakers as my old one is bent slightly and could do with a little advice please.
I will get some new tie rod ends ( I think).
I assume that I will put the front end on ramps (so the wheels don’t move) take off the track rod, measure it exactly and the replacement rod with new ends is the exact same size as the old one and replace. Simples?????????????????

OR

Is it worth bending back the old one????????????????

Appreciated

Thanks

bryn


Just put the axle on stands and remove the bent rod. Count the turns when removing the old track rod ends from the bent arm and screw the new ones on the same amount.

You'll have to get your tracking done as you'll never get it dead right. This will get it roughly right though.

Don't bend the old one back. It's weakened now.

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29 Jun 2019 08:15 #210416 by bryn
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I have been looking at the RaptorSuzuki Jimny Heavy Duty Steering Rod Bar Arm Track Tie Rod Ends on Ebay for £80

Anyone have knowledge of them please

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29 Jun 2019 09:38 #210419 by jackonlyjack
They look the part BUT it doesn't say if the rod end are standard or tapered type
If they're tapered you need the correct size ream to make your hub hole tapered to suit
look on jimnybits trail gear ones come with said ream

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30 Jun 2019 04:37 #210448 by Lambert
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Mine got chewed up bu a garage attempting to set my tracking one time. I bought a new genuine one from Suzuki on the basis of wanting to not have to remanufacture tapered fittings etc and then being beholden to a specific small parts supplier in the future. The more standard it is the wider the pool of parts being readily available.

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30 Jun 2019 06:42 #210452 by Riccy
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Lambert wrote: Mine got chewed up bu a garage attempting to set my tracking one time. I bought a new genuine one from Suzuki on the basis of wanting to not have to remanufacture tapered fittings etc and then being beholden to a specific small parts supplier in the future. The more standard it is the wider the pool of parts being readily available.


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05 Jul 2019 09:16 #210661 by kirkynut
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Just stick with a standard steering rod and ends. You're the first person I've ever heard of to damage one, so the chances of you doing so again is unlikely.

Also, you'll just pass the damage onto the next weakest point, which will likely be harder and more expensive to fix.

We update panhard rods on Jimnys because they are like cheese straws but generally not the steering bars.

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