[urq] Early Rear Tie-Rods

Louis-Alain Richard larichard at plguide.com
Tue Jul 24 14:06:26 EDT 2007


If you tie-rod ends are worn, but the inner rubber bushes are fine, you can
install Suzuki Sidekick outer ends on the urQ, BTDT last year. See this post
for some numbers:

BTW, I think you inversed the style:
The bent one is for the early 1981-1983 urQ (NLA anywhere)
The straight ones are 1984 and up, urQ and 4000Q. (available everywhere)

PS: I think Brady and Martin Pajak both have installed the Suzuki parts,
they might confirm my find.

> -----Message d'origine-----

> I did a brief search of the Archives but didn't find anything.
> I need new rear tie-rods for an EARLY Style ur-q suspension.
> IE...1983. It
> seems most parts sources only list ONE tie-rod now that appears to be
> the
> same as the later tie-rods.  The early tie rods attached in the middle
> of
> the subframe instead of toward the back where the sway bar is located
> on
> early models.  Problem is, this tie rod seems to be LONGER than the
> later
> style.
> I took out both and compared them and they seem to be similar in
> overall
> dimensions except length.  The early ur-q unit is longer and does have
> a
> thicker main shaft but the ends are the same.  Because of the length
> issue
> however it doesn't appear they are swapable.
> Does anyone know where to find an early style or an early style END
> that
> would be compatible.  The early arms don't have the funky Dogleg end
> like
> the later style does.  Any END with the right conical angle and size,
> and
> thread should work.
> Thanks
> Todd

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