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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-04-2000, 01:21 PM
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A tie-rod that is supposed to bend?


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-04-2000, 02:57 PM
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Re: A tie-rod that is supposed to bend?

i built my tie rod from solid stainless and it has good flexing capabilities. i didn't know it when i built it but after a few knocks it hasn't bent. it flexes and returns straight again. a very nice feature on a trail rig.

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Re: A tie-rod that is supposed to bend?

I went the opposite direction with mine.
I built mine so high up that its nearly impossible to get to it, the built it from Cromemolly which has nearly zero deflection. Something about that much bend just doesnt look right. It seems like while it was on the rock like that if you did need to turn that it would just tweak everything including the tie rod. I wouldnt want to be the 1st guy to have to try it out on an extreme trail, but itll be interesting too see how well it works with some real trail testing over time.

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