So miata tie rod ends are expensive, and have some bump steer when even slightly lowered.
The LE oem mazda ones that reduce bump steer are even more expensive.
So I had a plan, be cheap like a drifter and use non OEM parts... from different cars. :lol:
Several of the parts were donated to this cause. Thanks to the people that gave me stuff.
Disclaimer... I have not tried this on the car yet... but I plan to try the s13 rod ends soon.
So first off, a comparison.
Top to bottom:
FC RX7 power steering
Miata (NA 94) power steering
And they all fit the others. ( ends swapped one up, inners in same order )
The inners do not swap between racks, they all have different inner threads.
They angle the outer tie rod for steering feel or something.
The LE/fc tie rods are supposed to reduce bump steer on slightly lowered cars. But I am going to try the dirt cheap S13 rod ends.
The stock miata one (left) have a large angle, the fc one (right) has less and looks oddly like the LE miata tie rods ends that are really expensive....
But for slammed cars, the s13 is straight, and all fit fine in the NA miata hub.
As for price, the s13 is winner too.
Cheapest outers on rockauto:
Miata 1995 $35
Rx-7 1989 $25
S13 1989 $7 :lol:
The LE oem mazda part are $60+ each, and are the same looking angle as the RX-7 FC outers.