Inner tie rods Problem
Hello every one .
First off , will caster affect Toe ? I think that camber will for sure .
Here's the issue : I was running +5° of caster , 1° negative camber and 0 Toe , with stock inner tie rods , MM bumpsteer kit , MM c/c plates , stock rack and stock control arms with steeda X2 ball joints . The car has H&R springs with Bilsteins HD . Then I maxed out caster (had a good amount of space on MM c/c plates ) , added negative camber (1.3°) and when I was adjusting toe in (1/16 each wheel) , the jam nut almost ran out of threads in the inner tie rod .
Another problem :
Since the stock tie rods was shot (I'm the original onwer) , I bought some generics ones labeled with application for 86-95 Taurus and 94-04 mustangs . Then , I could not adjust toe in because the jam nut ran out of threads . The maximum I could adjust was 1/8 toe out each wheel . The inner tie rods that I got is longer than stock ones . I ordered another pair and they are longer too . Another thing that is different , is that the arm in the ball is offsetted in the stock one , and the generics are straight ( see pics below) . One of the generics has short threads compared with other , but both are longer than stock . I tried trim one of them in the bottom and yet couldn't adjust toe in .
So I'm thinking on take these inner tie rods to a machine shop and put more theads and cut some length of them . what do you guys think ?
And what are the correct inner tie rods for these cars ? Brands and part numbers? Rockauto has a long list , but they are also specified for 86-96 taurus ...
Thanks in advance .
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