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So I was out mowing the other day with my 310-8 and somehow snagged my wheel in a hole in the yard. Anyways I pretty much destroyed my ball joints. I've since replaced the tie rod with junkyard parts but I was wondering if anyone's found a heavy duty aftermarket replacement for the tie rod assembly.:confusion-helpsos:


Like would generic adjustable go-kart tie rods do the trick?

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Heim ends from McMaster Carr.  


Look up @ebinmaine thread on Colossus in the restoration and customs section of the forum.  He built a set of heavy duty tie rods.


Might be hard to find, because he hasn't updated it in a while.  EB - seems like we are due for an update?  :teasing-poke:

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@Ed Kennell made his own also...

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@8ntruck yes I did make up a couple big rugged rods for mine. 

Works good. 



I can look up and send you a link later. 

I used *** 7/16 double male tie rods. 

I went one size up because the strength difference is huge. 


You need to drill out the tie rod mounting holes obviously. BUT that works out well in most situations because a LOT of the Wheelhorse steering holes are slightly oblong/egged. 




@Crazyredhorse I bought a set of those rods off the flea bay. 

There many sellers. 

The ones I got were not even close to drilled straight and used end joints that were already a little loose at new.  


IMHO it's best to stick with a known vendor such as our own Wheelhorsepartsandmore.com. 

The price is right and the quality is excellent. 



6 hours ago, 8ntruck said:

EB - seems like we are due for an update?  


I agree. I'll see if I can get some time put into it this weekend. 

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peter lena

@Ifixoldjunk , been using female heim joints with stud or open type for years , https://www.amazon.com/Steel-Inch-Female-Joint-Studs/dp/B07XVPBYR9  , thread is 3/8x24 so just pick up some threaded rod at your local h/w store . unless you want to go the regular part route , they are easily available all over the net , never had one fail or break , makes a quick easy fix , pete

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On 5/20/2021 at 8:17 PM, roadapples said:

@Ed Kennell made his own also...

I used the Mc Carr 7/16" greasable Heims and 7/16" bolts and rod.    No issues at all.


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