[urq] Early Rear Tie-Rods

Todd Phenneger tquattroguy at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 24 18:05:12 EDT 2007


I think I'll try the new ends first.  I can always machine up Delrin Inserts
for the inners.

If I ever did that, would there be more Interested.  I know a machinist in
Central America that might be cheap.  I couldn't carry a LOT of Delrin but
one tube should be enough to get a LOT of inners out of.


> From: <n-engelbert at terrans.net>
> Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 12:38:11 -0500 (CDT)
> To: Todd Phenneger <tquattroguy at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [urq] Early Rear Tie-Rods
> Todd,
> Louis-Alain found a suzuki part in 11/06 or so that exactly matched the
> END.  I think the complete tie rod is NLA.
> I've got the subframe/control arms from the rear of my early 83 that the
> tie rods MAY be available from, as I've updated to the later 4kq style
> rear suspension.  Let me know if you can't come up with anything.
> Nathan
>> 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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