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Old 12-04-2012, 01:35 AM   #153
dundunskeert
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Join Date: Jul 2008
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Location: Japan, Turkey, Atlanta
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2000 STI RA Limited
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Originally Posted by TyConway View Post
Its 1.5" solid chromoly drilled out to 5/8" for the grade 8 bolt to go through. I've done several setups on rock crawlers with no issues, and thats bashing off rocks. I promise the steering rack tie rod would break first. pull the dust cover off and check it, the rod tapers down very tiny. That would break first. Actually Id put some money on it that my spacer and bolt is stronger than that factory tie rod that use to be there.


Its only 3/8" thick at the small point, i know the load is applied at a different angle on that, but I still don't have any concerns with my spacer. I saw the thread about the breaking part, I actually bought some similar for my rx7, they are cast and very brittle. More than likely that car that was pictured, was autocross and hit a hole or slid off the track, then you would expect damage like that.
Good stuff man!!! I can't wait to see this beast move!
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