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Old 03-27-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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i have a 97 NA and unrestricted access to a junkyard. only problem is i pretty much picked the 2 miatas they had clean anyways i need new tie rods or at least end links and i wasnt sure if there were any fords or other cars that people take tie rods or the ends off of to beef up the strength or even as oem replacements any help would be appreciated
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The NA R package tie rod ends are considered an upgrade. They should help with bump steer.
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i have a 97 NA and unrestricted access to a junkyard. only problem is i pretty much picked the 2 miatas they had clean anyways i need new tie rods or at least end links and i wasnt sure if there were any fords or other cars that people take tie rods or the ends off of to beef up the strength or even as oem replacements any help would be appreciated
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Bryce, he is asking about tie rods. Not tie rod ends.

OP, can't help you. From what I understand everyone here runs stock ones.
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The NA R package tie rod ends are considered an upgrade. They should help with bump steer.

this is the only upgrade we ever do, if we even bother.
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Bryce, he is asking about tie rods. Not tie rod ends.

OP, can't help you. From what I understand everyone here runs stock ones.
He said tie rods or end links, without ever having mentioned sway bars. I would assume with the composition skills of a 2nd grader like the OP could mean the tie rod ends from that.
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Bryce, he is asking about tie rods. Not tie rod ends.

OP, can't help you. From what I understand everyone here runs stock ones.
actually im interested in both
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He said tie rods or end links, without ever having mentioned sway bars. I would assume with the composition skills of a 2nd grader like the OP could mean the tie rod ends from that.

BTW I was using my phone to post while i was out. So sorry if my "composition skills" weren't up to your caliper. ......
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BTW I was using my phone to post while i was out. So sorry if my "composition skills" weren't up to your caliper. ......
No problem. I like to bust ***** either way.

Basically, we don't have any tie rod upgrade options. Only tie rod ends have a factory upgrade.
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What kind of upgrade would you expect out of tie rods (and not tie rod ends)?
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Is it caliber and not caliper or are we just talking car parts?
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My only input is '93 LE or R cars had better tie rod ends. Supposedly helps bump steer. Regulars are strait shaped and the upgrades have kinda a hook shape. If someone could confirm that would be awesome. Don't know what other years/models have the hook rods.
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Thanks for the only useful input I've gotten... Unlike othe ******** that post useless comments ..uh-hehm drew
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Thanks for the only useful input I've gotten... Unlike othe ******** that post useless comments ..uh-hehm drew
Your question was answered in the first response:
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The NA R package tie rod ends are considered an upgrade. They should help with bump steer.
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this is the only upgrade we ever do, if we even bother.
What more do you want? If you like, I can drive the car for you...
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So are the r pkg tie rods really worth doing or is it something you do if you need to replace your tie rod ends anyway?
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These tie rod end ball joints originally came on the 1993 LE and 1994-1995 R Package but will fit any 1989-2005 Miata.

They have a different angle to account for a lowered stance and correct for increased “bump steer," not to be confused with a "bum steer.”

Installing these in place of the standard tie rod end ball joints will improve the steering feedback any lowered NA or NB Miata.

We include new silver zinc-plated castle nuts, cotter pins, and jam nuts.

Price is for a pair.
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