Tein Tie Rods

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  1. Mitch

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    Just fitted my steering tie rods, and I had a drama of getting one of the balljoints undone yesterday, so I had to drive home with an old one and a new one.

    I was a bit dubious as to how much difference they would make to the lock, so centred the steering wheel and counted the lock left and right, and found you get a quarter of a turn extra each way with the Teins fitted. It makes quite a difference after being used to the standard rods at low speeds (parking mainly), but how much difference does it make to drifting?
     
  2. SteveC200

    SteveC200 9.17 BtG. Too slow.

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    Cool, how much did they cost?

    I guess the main difference they'll make is you'll be able to get a larger drift angle with the front wheels pointing the way you want to go.

    S13s have a fantasic turning circle anyway, must be ace with the rods on.

    Can they be easily copied do you reckon? Are they just a bar threaded at either end or is there more to them?
     
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    They make a big difference, especially to lower speed drifts where you can use more lock. Back in my clutch kicking days (before the got a 2way) I found these gave me a much better chance of catching the initial slide.
     
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    Probably good for parking and stuff too.
     
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    mitto -NIGHTSPIRT FAMILY-

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    do you mean tension rods or steering control arms? im interested in your results!!!
     
  6. Mitch

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    £150 including the ripoff customs charge :mad: But better than the £280 I've been quoted over here :eek:

    Even better turning circle as the wheels turn more :thumbs:

    Copied? Not really. The whole bar is thicker and pre fitted into the steering rack end. I got them because my old S13 bent the old bars and I didn't want it to happen again.

    The balljoints have the same castings and all markings on both the metal and also the rubber, so I reckon the only difference is that the female thread size has been enlarged the allow fitting of the rod. Certainly wouldn't pay 70 quid for one!!!!! :no:

    Matt-No results drifting wise as of yet, but I'm hoping anything will help me out :nod: :D
     
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    I've just had a pair of these along with tein tension rods delivered. they'll be on the car for the next event.....

    Look pretty too! If I ever roll my car, people can say "oooo, look at those pretty tein rods.....shame about the blood...."


    LOL
     
  8. Mitch

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    I might get some tension rods as mine are getting a bit worn and I might as well... :D

    How much are the Tein tension rods?
     
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    :D Thats funny..

    These steering tie rods and tension rods sound like something I'd be interested in. Wonder if Bren from Apex supplies these, and if so, Steve; I've got another job for you :nod:.. These, coilovers and ARB's! hmm... *daydreamin*SiiDEEeWAyyyS!*
    -Milo
     
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    Brens shipping some Tein Tie Rods & Ends to me for £139. :) I knakered my stock tie rod end bushes while seperating them off the hubs
     
  11. Mitch

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    That's well cheap, Stu. SRB were charging £280, and £130 is cheaper than I got mine from the States :thumbs:

    I've got tension rods on the way, as I'm impressed with the tie rods :nod:
     
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    Thats an awesome deal stoofer. Definetly be on my mods list me thinks :nod:
     

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