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#1 UCSLE

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Posted 05 June 2021 - 10:29 PM

Anyone know where to get stainless tie rod ends for a Torana ?



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Posted 06 June 2021 - 08:23 AM

No...but is that a good application for staino?   

Not sure why, but I always think staino has a sort of "brittle" characteristic?  No expert.



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Posted 06 June 2021 - 08:01 PM

stainless should be ok , the ball part of it is made of some kind of hardened steel normally 

 

seen them advertise for other cars but not a Torana

 

polished the alloy parts on my steering rack , figured may as well make the rest of it look shiny 

 

also looking to make the rack ends stainless too



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Posted 06 June 2021 - 09:09 PM

Stainless is quite soft really, not much more harder than a standard mild steel bolt etc.

This is why they are NOT recommended for critical applications ie suspension mounts, engine bolts etc

Stainless work hardens, everything you do to it ie drill, tap, weld,hammer, heat cycle will make it brittle & eventually crack or break.

I haven't seen stainless automotive style rodends but i would be very sceptical if they were an approved road use item.

I've been in the dairy industry for 35 years & the stainless has definitely changed over that time! 

Generally for the worst due to china.



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Posted 07 June 2021 - 06:49 AM

The only listing I could find for stainless steel tie rod ends.

http://rodtech.com.a...&product_id=392



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Posted 10 June 2021 - 07:15 PM


Stainless is quite soft really, not much more harder than a standard mild steel

I agree with Trevor but, because I am genuinely interested, I would like to see a reference comparing hardness.

Edited by Zook, 10 June 2021 - 07:17 PM.


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Posted 10 June 2021 - 07:34 PM

^There are different grades of stainless too...



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Posted 10 June 2021 - 07:39 PM

^There are different grades of stainless too...


As a machinist in a previous life I know this. I also used to work on submarines and so know a little about what corrodes and what doesn't.




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