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I'm currently rebuilding the front end on my 71 240z. All the bushings on the car are the solid aluminum/delrin type. The t/c rod bushings are also the adjustable type with the threaded sleeve. Are you supposed to use a different t/c rod with these bushings? I can get the suspension together, but just barely. There is no adjustment left in the sleeves after assembling everything. It looks like the rod needs to be an inch or three longer to have room. I might end up trashing all the bushings and replacing them with poly, but since there are already there I'll use them for now. Any advice on adjustment of the sleeves? It might be my imagination, but I thought I read somewhere that you are supposed to use Subaru t/c rods?
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Greg,

Many of us use the Subaru Brat tie rod end to fabricate the adjustable t/c rod. I have them on my race car and they work great. Cut the stock t/c rod in half and graft a threaded sleeve onto it and you have the adjustable t/c. I used a tie rod end from Beck Arnley, and if you wish, I can get the part number for you.
Dave B 240Z, 240Z ITS

> I'm currently rebuilding the front end on my
> 71 240z. All the bushings on the car are the
> solid aluminum/delrin type. The t/c rod
> bushings are also the adjustable type with
> the threaded sleeve. Are you supposed to use
> a different t/c rod with these bushings? I
> can get the suspension together, but just
> barely. There is no adjustment left in the
> sleeves after assembling everything. It
> looks like the rod needs to be an inch or
> three longer to have room. I might end up
> trashing all the bushings and replacing them
> with poly, but since there are already there
> I'll use them for now. Any advice on
> adjustment of the sleeves? It might be my
> imagination, but I thought I read somewhere
> that you are supposed to use Subaru t/c
> rods?
> greg
> 71 240z
 
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