Longer rack tie rods for 205/309
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    Default Longer rack tie rods for 205/309

    I'm having trouble buying 309 tie rods, the set I bought from the UK turned out to be the shorter 205 ones. Has anyone had any experience with tie rods from other models when increasing front track?
    You can screw the 205 ones out but it leaves a long length of thread exposed, would be weaker which could be a concern when used on rough roads.
    Car is nearly finished, I will put up some more photos in a week or two.
    I now have an excess of 205 tie rods, $40 for a pair if anyone is interested.

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    Change to a 306 inner and use a 205 outer. You will need to shorten the inner a bit.

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    Thanks Peter.

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    Change to a 306 inner and use a 205 outer. You will need to shorten the inner a bit.

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    The parts list looks like same part number for outer tie rod for 309&205 and different part numbers for inner.
    Id say the 309 must have longer inners, what length are the inner track rods that you are using?

    If they are the inners you have available for $40 i'll take a pair.
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    Yes, 205 are shorter. I do have a set of 309 rods on the old 3.2 to 1 rack but would need to replace them when worn so am looking for a long term solution which seems to be 306 rods.
    Yes, inners are you coming around on Friday?

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    Righto inners, ah I see that makes sense. There's lots available, I ordered a couple of pairs for the 205s but it's bloody confusing as there are many lengths by different manufacturers for the same replacement part.

    I'll have to make a visit early next week instead of Friday, as I've decided to link it up into a long weekend

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