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Reinforce your tie rods!!!
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Or this could happen to you! The kid bent a tie rod today and it sucked him rIght off the road. Again... It's a LONG WAY DOWN!!!!



Bent tie rods are BY FAR the most common failure on our SoCal Bajas runs. Fix yours before you're the one posting photos.


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Post Post subject: Re: Reinforce your tie rods!!!
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So how do you reinforce your tie rods? Are you talking about the adding an over tube or ?

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yup, although i didnt notice till i got on to pavement.



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Post Post subject: Reinforce your tie rods!!!
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damn,that looks like the same spot as last time,,


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I used 1 1/4 .120 wall tubing on the fasty with 5/8 heim joints. If you are re-enforcing stock tie rods you can just get a length of 1" .120 wall and slide over the stocker and weld it on.


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my tie rods are already bent not to bad though.
i need to get them replaced asap


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You can also cut a stock sway bar to length (T1) and with some hammering/wd40 it will fit very nicely in the tie rod tube.

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Very cool site - thanks for having me!
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sandfreaks wrote:
You can also cut a stock sway bar to length (T1) and with some hammering/wd40 it will fit very nicely in the tie rod tube.

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Very cool site - thanks for having me!
I normally hang out on the Olydubs web site but decided to broaden
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Welcome to the site!!


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how the heck did that thing not roll!? Shocked glad you guys are ok!

And WELCOME Sandfreaks!

I also have a 68 Baja as it says in your sig, and i'm from Washington state. very cool Cool


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How does Arizona compare to Washington state - lol
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How does Arizona compare to Washington state - lol
Thanks for the welcome!

that would be... exact opposites!

washington climate is nice and cool, arizona is hot and miserable. if it's green in washington it's brown here lol

i look foreward to the autumn and winter months when it cools down to 70s-60s


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sandfreaks wrote:
How does Arizona compare to Washington state - lol
Thanks for the welcome!

that would be... exact opposites!

washington climate is nice and cool, arizona is hot and miserable. if it's green in washington it's brown here lol

i look foreward to the autumn and winter months when it cools down to 70s-60s

Preston, there is desert in Washington also. Look at the Eastern part of the state.
Preston, do you like rain and rain and then more rain? And mold, mold...etc. Yes summers here do get old, but AC is a good invention. Excessive rain = high suicide rate. hmm go figure.

Not bagging on Washington, just acknowledging inconsistancies.


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sandfreaks wrote:
How does Arizona compare to Washington state - lol
Thanks for the welcome!

that would be... exact opposites!

washington climate is nice and cool, arizona is hot and miserable. if it's green in washington it's brown here lol

i look foreward to the autumn and winter months when it cools down to 70s-60s

Preston, there is desert in Washington also. Look at the Eastern part of the state.
Preston, do you like rain and rain and then more rain? And mold, mold...etc. Yes summers here do get old, but AC is a good invention. Excessive rain = high suicide rate. hmm go figure.

Not bagging on Washington, just acknowledging inconsistancies.
Oh yes, i'm fully aware of those facts. i was reffering to the western side of the state for the most part... AND YES! i like rain rain and more rain Laughing

northern Az is like Centeral Washington, and the rest of the state is like the eastern side, 'cept less cacti and they have snowy winters.


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Post Post subject: Reinforce your tie rods!!!
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Hi from the UK.

We do an Off Road event at a VW show in the UK, and when we jump we end up bending loads. We too reinforce ours with the anti roll bar (probably called something else in the states). We slip it in the inside.

One of our members has also made some solid ones, which he sells.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ2R5oeMGd0








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Post Post subject: Reinforce your tie rods!!!
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"To the untrained eye they look like stock VW ones . . but with these you can clamp it in a vice and hit it with a sledgehammer, hang off it, jump on it . . it won't budge"


Here is a link to our strong tie rods

www.bajaclub.co.uk/php...77&start=0

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