These are our custom outer tie rods for the Z cars.
We use very strong 5/8" bore rod ends with 3/4" shanks for these parts. The Rod Ends are 3-piece teflon lined to keep them quiet and long lasting (just like all our other rod ends!). The actual outer tie rod is made of solid aluminum. Just try and bend one of these puppies! (or don't, it really wouldn't be safe! :)
They are right/left hand threaded for easy adjustment and alignment on the car. They come with an assortment of stainless spacers to go between the steering knuckles and the outer tie rod. This allows for additional bump steer correction on excessively lowered Z cars.
You MUST drill your factory steering knuckles with a 5/8" drill to use these. We provide a high speed carbon drill bit with the kit.
We now offer the outer tie rods in two different configurations.
Originally the inner tie rods on the Z used a right hand thread on one side, and a left hand thread on the other side. Some time in the 80's Nissan discontinued the left handed thread inner tie rod, so any replacements were made by changing the inner and outer tie rod to right hand thread.
Currently the only manufacturer of Z inner tie rods is Rare Parts INC. and they only make the right hand threaded inner tie rods as well.
What this means for you:
If you have original inner tie rods, choose the Right/Left hand option below.
If you have new inner tie rods, or tie rods that have been changed since the 80's then choose Right/Right below.