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Triumph TR6 - Inner Tie Rod

Since I'm replacing or rebuilding anything that offers a wear point, it occurred that I should consider the inner tie rods. The outer come in the front suspension kit. Asked TRF Rebuild shop which is currently w/o a mechanic so can't do the rebuild but offered parts and instructions. The instructions included possibly replacing shims and/or adding some. So...anyone ever done this before? I find no posting on any of the various lists of anything done to these parts nor any criteria to determine in spec. Anyone have any thoughts??
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Doug Baker

I haven't touched mine. Can't offer much advice.
Michael Petryschuk

Doug:
Seems we talked about this before but I may be mistaken. Inner tie rods are about $60.00 each and you'd probably want to replace both considering their age but you can buy a whole new rack from Moss for $179.95. Everything brand new for $60.00 more seemed like a better deal to me so that's what I bought. Those racks just keep going down in price. Just my 2 cents worth.
Cheers,
Bob
Bob Evans

Bob, you did mention that I'd be better served to consider a totally new rack rather than trying to rebuild mine. Since TRF's rebuild shop is down for awhile, that may be the only option left to me. Since I may buy a new one, what's the experience out there with the upgraded tighter, 2.5 turns rack to rank vs 3.5 stock? Only a few $'s more for the upgraded one??
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Doug Baker

Stick with the stock unless you're going to power assist it.JMHO
Don Kelly

Thaks Don. Reconfirmed my own thoughts. I don't need hair trigger steering in freeway traffic. 3.5 turns rack to rack is tight enough, I think!!
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Doug Baker

Parking lots are tough with the quick one ,IWIHIC
Don Kelly

Doug:
Len Drake advised me to buy the stock rack vs the quick rack from him (he's a Moss distributor) so I took his advice. He said the quick rack is too twitchy. I will be installing it this week and will finally be getting the car back together. If you take the rack out, clean up the mount area and check the welds for cracks. Mine was cracked both sides (see previous post).
God luck,
Bob
Bob Evans

Bob,
Thanks for validating my decision w/r to stock vs quick rack. Same reasons as you stated. On a track, yeah, but on a street or Interstate...nah!! Mine's out and the mounts are fine. I'm checking and rewelding ANY welds that are suspect. I'll inspect again after sand blasting the frame. Thanks again.
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Doug Baker

This thread was discussed between 15/06/2012 and 19/06/2012

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