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Spherical Rod Ends

Spherical Rod Ends

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Hey guys!

So here is the deal...I have a set of adjustable upper control arms on the rear of my Nissan Z32 however the PTFE-nylon liner in the spherical rod end has already pounded out resulting in a lot of backlash & require replacement.

They use a Male spherical rod end with a right handed M16x2.0 thread and a 16mm bore.  Now I don't want to encounter the same problem again, therefore I would prefer to have an injection molded liner for the replacements. My issue is that all I can find on the internet are standard inch size rod ends such as the QA1 XM series.

I thought about modifying the adjuster bung threads with a Timesert to fit a 5/8-18 rod end, however it is out of the question since I don't want to pay ~180 just for the kit and it's not optimal.

Are there any performance metric alloy rod ends with injection molded self-lubricating liners out there???

RE: Spherical Rod Ends

Maybe you could switch to a johnny joint, Currie seems to be the best known manufacturer.

These guys are supposed to make excellent rebuildable ends.
http://www.evolutionmachine.com/

Or maybe you could adapt one of these which can be adjusted as it wears and then rebuilt if necessary.
http://www.rubiconexpress.com/BuilderParts/Product.aspx?folder=BPHA&part=RE3794

I know, these are all likely too heavy for the application you're looking at...

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