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Old 02-21-2002, 09:32 PM   #1
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I have been looking around from some turnbuckle tie rods. However, the size that I'm looking for no body makes them. They are 32mm, 23mm, 15mm, and 52mm.

I just wonder since no one makes the exact size, can I just buy what's close to it??? and if I do buy the size that's close to it, should I buy a bit shorter ones or a bit longer ones???
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What car is it for? I would buy ones close to the same size. Try converting the metric numers to inches. ##mm/25.4=inches

Example: 32mm/25.4=1.25 inches or about 1 1/4 inch
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I'd buy a bit longer and grind them down to the right size. If you buy them too long, they could bind the ball cups.
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Just get something close to it. You don't have to buy the right size because most of the time no one has the right size! I buy something that is about .5mm longer.
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depends on how you got the measurements in the first place. is it from ball to ball?

i would put ball cups in first, then measure from the middle of one shank to the middle of the other shank. i then have a range of lengths i can look for.

you don't need 'exactly' this length. if you do, then you don't need a turnbuckle, cause you are not going to have a chance to adjust it anyway. that's why the ball cups have shanks....
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