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mustang 2 tie rods too short

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by slinginrods, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. slinginrods
    Joined: Oct 6, 2008
    Posts: 406

    from florida

    im installing a mustang 2 rack in an ot car,prob is outer tie rod ends are too short,do any other longer tie rod ends screw on?
  2. olddrags
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 477

    from ky

    the unibody T-birds are a little longer.
  3. slinginrods
    Joined: Oct 6, 2008
    Posts: 406

    from florida

    same threads as the mustang 2?i only need like 2 inches total
  4. dbradley
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
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  5. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,917

    need louvers ?

    If the crossmember has been widened from stock MustangII specs, you don't want to just make the tie rods wider. You need to extend the rack itself to put the pivot points in th correct relation to the suspesion itself. Not doing this will result in massive toe changes, i.e. bump steer.
  6. HOT40ROD
    Joined: Jun 16, 2006
    Posts: 963

    from Easton, Pa

    Yes, Chassis Engineering use to set a kit for that. It use to be listed under the 42-48 Ford section. Not sure if they do any more.
  7. ford Granada rod ends is what I used on a 57 chev pu
  8. tlaw52
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 4

    from ohio

    i read your post on the mustang two crossmemeber ,somone asked you a question about useing longer tie rod ends you said not to use them and made it sound like he should use the rack exstention because og bump steer. I have the same problem as him on my 1952 ford F-1 with airride..anyway is this true and why
  9. NYfatboy
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
    Posts: 226


    Long ago I found Aspen/ Volare tie rods were longer but with same thread and pitch-1976-80. Check into that,my memeory is shot though!
  10. Algoma56
    Joined: Jan 18, 2006
    Posts: 880


    Fairmont tie rod ends are longer. Remember those.
  11. micky69
    Joined: Dec 24, 2010
    Posts: 284

    from Ohio

    usually 3 sizes available. 3.5 is std. mustang II, 5" is a fox body mustang and 6 inch is the 95 up mustang.

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