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Offline 86erfixer

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Tie rods
« on: January 31, 2022, 04:09:44 AM »
I'm guessing I already know the answer but, has anyone had luck finding inner tie rod ends for the wagons? I e checked Napa, advance, AutoZone, orielley's, rock Auto, even with no luck. I'm about ready to retrofit something.

Offline djm3452004

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Re: Tie rods
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2022, 05:52:22 AM »
Well, it would cost a fortune (~$165 for two), but see below...

Hope this helps...


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Online vangremlin

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Re: Tie rods
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2022, 11:30:27 AM »
They are also available at Kennedy American for $98 each.  Might check out the other AMC specific vendors.  Good luck!
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Offline tgotr

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Re: Tie rods
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2022, 03:44:57 PM »
I saw somewhere that something like a 78 Firebird inner tie rod works, it's just thicker. Can anyone confirm this?

Edit: This is the thread where I saw it

Also if you are willing to taper the knuckle to 9/16th, you could use 70-74 Dodge Challengr tie rods.

« Last Edit: March 10, 2022, 01:15:43 PM by tgotr »


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