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Old 11-06-2014, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default DIY adjustable torque rods and pahard?

I'm about to make my own adjustable rod and bars with so e threaded bar.

Has anyone done this? Can someone point me to a decent thread. I'm interested to see if either of them are hollow?
If they are what's the id? Cheers!
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:29 PM   #2
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Both are hollow, don't remember the ID. Recommendation though...look for implement pins from a tractor supply place. They will be grade 8 usually, come with hardware, and are likely much cheaper than some other options.
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:52 PM   #3
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Both are hollow, don't remember the ID. Recommendation though...look for implement pins from a tractor supply place. They will be grade 8 usually, come with hardware, and are likely much cheaper than some other options.
That's EXACTLY what I did with my panhard bar. Works like a champ.

Draw Pin is what you're looking for. Tractor supply/Northern tool, places like that normally stock them.

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I had a member here make mine. They are adjustable without removing them from the car which makes it so much nicer. I think the parts are available from McMaster-Carr.

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Old 11-06-2014, 05:45 PM   #6
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Swedge tube and rod ends. Its not hard to make your own. Some assembly required.

I got my parts from a local shop that makes them call UB machine.
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:20 PM   #7
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www.midwestcontrol.com has all the jack screws and threaded ferrules you'll need. I did the panhard and torque rods this way.
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Old 11-12-2014, 01:39 PM   #8
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just to leave here as a note from my personal experience, on my 245 (that stiggy pop stripped for his 242) i had tried a lot of different combos in regard to torque rods. stock, then the ipd adjustable, then i cut up the ipd adjustable and modified them to take hiem joints. bought threaded furrels and rod ends off ebay.

solid poly bushings made the car nice and flat, but in my opinion the amount of traction loss i suffered was not worth it, maybe for a drift car. the solid axle needs as much articulation as it can get in my opinion.
especially with an open dif. i actually went poly on the rear trailing arm/axle bushings, and then later took them out and put stock lemforder ones back in, improved traction greatly. i had a g80 in there at the time.
in the end the car had poly everywhere but the torque rods and the rear trailing arm/axle bushing, much better traction than with full poly.

this time i just bought the aluminum ones josh sells as i did not have the time to make anything as there are too many other projects going on at the moment.
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You can sort of see my torque rods in this photo.

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