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Where to buy threaded inserts for making tierod?

Where can I buy threaded weld in insetrs for making my own tierods and drag links? What size tube do the inserts work with?

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Re: Where to buy threaded inserts for making tierod?

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Re: Where to buy threaded inserts for making tierod?

Go here and then down to tube adapters. Those what you're looking for?
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POly Performance most likely will be cheaper than POison Spyder [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Where to buy threaded inserts for making tierod?

Or go here. I got a set from them to make my tie rod and drag link just last month.
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Re: Where to buy threaded inserts for making tierod?

It never even occured to me to buy them. All it takes is the proper tap and piece of tube. Depending on the size and pitch, a tap can be $10 or less.

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Now that I think about it, I used the lathe too, but it wouldn't be necessary.
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Re: Where to buy threaded inserts for making tierod?

i would guess that the inserts are hardened. that would be the advantage to them over simply tapping them.
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I got mine from poison spyder and made the fabrication time really simple - just a touch pricey though. You must have 1" inside diameter tubing - I used 1 3/8 .188 wall DOM.
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Re: Where to buy threaded inserts for making tierod?

Possibly hardened, but I wouldn't think it likely. And any heat treating would be suspect after welding them to the tube. I suspect that their main advantage is that they're easy.

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Re: Where to buy threaded inserts for making tierod?

When I made my last tie rod I used 1" 0.25" wall DOM - so I could drill and tap it to 5/8". My new tie rod will be made of 1 1/2" 0.25" DOM w/ a 1" ID. I got a set of rod ends so I could use 3/4" heims. That is the advantage of the rod ends over drill/tapping.
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