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Heavy Duty Adjustable Tie Rods - Stripped The Thread!


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#1 paulrockliffe

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 02:14 PM

Got a set of Minispares heavy duty adjustable tie rods and have managed to strip the thread on one of them.  No idea what I've done, the nut went on normally but then went funny as I was tightening it up.  I realised the threads were gone, so I removed and it's completely stripped the threads, never managed anything like it before, there's nothing left!

 

There's no chance it's a good idea to cut a smaller thread on is there?  And I bet they're not sold singly either are they.  curse my life.



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 02:22 PM

These?:

http://www.minispare...|Back to search

 

If so I may have a spare set



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 02:30 PM

Actually, just checked, they're the Mini Sport Group A ones.  I guess I should email them rather than Mini Spares!



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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:56 AM

I had a look at the other one last night, it's only ever had the supplied nut on, never tightened up.  It's going the same way.  Took that one to bits and measured the thread and it appears to be 3/8" UNF, the supplied nuts are M10 as far as I can see, so thanks for that.  Recut the thread on that one and it's probably just about acceptable, the other one would need to be recut at M8 though.

 

Bought them ages ago, so no chance I'll get Mini Sport to sort their screw up now, so I best find out whether they supply just the that end or whether I need a complete new set.



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Posted Yesterday, 06:08 PM

Managed to get a pair of new rod ends for £20 delivered from Mini Sport, really pleased with that as I didn't think they'd sell me just the ends!



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Posted Today, 03:00 AM

Managed to get a pair of new rod ends for £20 delivered from Mini Sport, really pleased with that as I didn't think they'd sell me just the ends!

Rods ends?  Are you sure that you want to re-cut threads on a suspension component?



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Posted Today, 08:19 AM

No, I mean the ends of the tie rods, new ones so I don't have to use the ones I recut. I only really recut them to try to work out why they'd stripped.

The ones I tidied the threads up on, I think one was almost certainly fine, the other was probably OK just about, but for £20 it's a no-brainer to replace them, especially as it's under braking that they'd pull the nuts off!




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