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Offline TiddlesRX7

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« on: September 09, 2013, 02:16:29 PM »
Does anyone know where I can buy some for my FC? All the local motor factors round me can\'t get them or don\'t even list them. If they can\'t be bought anymore does anyone know of one that will fit off another make/model car?

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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 02:45:15 PM »
you can get spurious track rod ends from motor factors, though their design is poor and doesnt mirror the OEM part (from my experience).  ADL (blue print) did do track rod ends up until a year or so ago, but cant seem to get them now, bit of a pain in the H**E!

have you tried mazda? think they are pretty dear, like £60-80!!

let me know if you are successful

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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013, 03:41:04 PM »
I got mine (outer track rods) from Clive - give him a bell Ade...
 
The inner track rods I found on eBay...
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 04:36:41 PM »
I\'ve tried Clive. He has one, but I\'d rather replace both of them since I have them off anyway. Blueprint still have a part number for them but don\'t stock them here anymore apparently. Everyone else seems to be drawing blanks too. Might have to get some from the states at this rate! Luckily my Mum is heading out there next week so I might get her to pick some up for me.

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2013, 09:33:35 PM »
Did a quick search and found these?! http://www.mazdarotaryparts.com/brx-7-fc-pair-of-steering-track-rod-endsb-1329-p.asp
If they don\'t have it I\'m sure rotechniks can get them for you.

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2013, 09:53:56 PM »
i work at ecp so ill have a look and see what i can find tomorrow mate

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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2013, 10:02:21 PM »
just had a quick look. na mx5 ones look pretty much identical!!! length, design, threads all same the same!!

Might be worth a shot as mx5 ones are really cheap

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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2013, 07:26:17 AM »
Quote from: Gabor;864491
Did a quick search and found these?! http://www.mazdarotaryparts.com/brx-7-fc-pair-of-steering-track-rod-endsb-1329-p.asp
If they don\'t have it I\'m sure rotechniks can get them for you.
 
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Last time I tried Rotechniks, they struggled to find them also, I think the OEM part maker has decided they aren\'t selling and has pulled them.  FD one\'s are too short.
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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2013, 07:52:43 AM »
Mx5 ones are exactly the same guys we used a set of super now rid ends on the mx5 and I\'ve fitted mx5 ones too my old missle fc

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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2013, 07:58:40 AM »
Quote from: milez;864493
just had a quick look. na mx5 ones look pretty much identical!!! length, design, threads all same the same!!

Might be worth a shot as mx5 ones are really cheap

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Mx5 ones are exactly the same guys we used a set of super now rid ends on the mx5 and I\'ve fitted mx5 ones too my old missle fc


This is the kinda info I was after! Thank you so much guys. I take it its MK1 MX5\'s your referring too.

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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2013, 08:17:40 AM »
yes mate mark1

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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2013, 03:45:08 PM »
Thanks Milez.
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2013, 07:59:47 PM »
Update about this thread,

Sadly we have had to withdraw selling Gen 2 track rod ends as we have found all of our suppliers now have no stock and they have been discontinued :3Confused

As per a post on this thread we actually bought a pair for a  1990 MK1 MX-5 to double check and found that sadly even though they visually look the same the hole that screws onto the track rod itself is only 10mm and not the 12mm required for the Gen 2

Sharing this so nobody wastes any money
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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2013, 10:05:14 PM »
i think u can still get supernow track rod ends from rhd! bit pricy but better than nothing.

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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2013, 09:34:26 AM »
Yes you can still get super now ends they are cheapest from rhd Japan
Alternatively just contact mazdatrix they stock the standard ends or anti bump steer ends

And that\'s strange as we have fitted fc rid ends too an mx5 a couple of times now