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Measuring New Tie Rod

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7. We built our tie rod from super heavy-duty Synergy Manufacturing 13⁄8-inch, 0.188-wall, 4130 heat-treated chromoly. Our factory tie rod measured 56 inches long (center-to-center), so we needed to compensate for the added length of both threaded weld bungs and rod ends. Before you cut the tube, be sure to leave enough threads to allow for toe adjustment.