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    OZ RS2000 Mk2 Tie Rods

    Hey guys, is there a difference between the OZ RS tie rods and normal 1600 escort ones, the ones that came with the car have a taller tapered shaft under the threaded end and it is of larger diameter too.
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    Re: OZ RS2000 Mk2 Tie Rods

    Hi Mate,
    The ones on my RS2000 and 1600 both look the same. Is it a standard rack that you have on both cars?

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    Re: OZ RS2000 Mk2 Tie Rods

    over here Rs2000 and normal 1600 are different

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    Re: OZ RS2000 Mk2 Tie Rods

    I think they're the same.

    I know the arms are cast into the hub like standard legs and you never seem to here any talk of green TRE's

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    Re: OZ RS2000 Mk2 Tie Rods

    Thanks for the replies guys, i believe the rack is standard, i bought a pair of RS2k tie rods from burtons to fit with the Gaz Gold coilovers as the tie rods on the car when bought would not fit into the bolt on steering arms which were all purchased from burtons RS parts section. My only conclusion is that the tie rods may be from a different old ford, perhaps a TE Cortina? and the cast steering arms have been bored out ....are TE cortina ones wider than OZ RS tie rods?
    Another question, are you guys in Oz allowed to have welded stub axles on your struts and are Gaz Gold coilovers used and compliant for road use? if so are you able to show anything that says they are approved for use? We cannot run anything with welding to the stub axles, so strengthening plates are out for the rally boys

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    Re: OZ RS2000 Mk2 Tie Rods

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    over here Rs2000 and normal 1600 are different
    Thanks Graham, what is different about them, length, width, height?
    cheers

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    Re: OZ RS2000 Mk2 Tie Rods

    Quote Originally Posted by RS Eskie View Post
    Thanks Graham, what is different about them, length, width, height?
    cheers
    Std Mk2 TRE's have M14 thread and 'metric' tapers: from 13.5 to 12.5 mm .
    Mk2 RS TRE's also have M14 thread and 'unf' tapers: from 12.5 to 11.5 mm .
    Mk1's have UNF thread and 'unf' tapers.

    Other than that the 2 are the same.

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    Re: OZ RS2000 Mk2 Tie Rods

    Quote Originally Posted by Miniliteman View Post
    Std Mk2 TRE's have M14 thread and 'metric' tapers: from 13.5 to 12.5 mm .
    Mk2 RS TRE's also have M14 thread and 'unf' tapers: from 12.5 to 11.5 mm .
    Mk1's have UNF thread and 'unf' tapers.

    Other than that the 2 are the same.
    Awesome, thank you I will have to check the measurements against the ones fitted and the UK RS ones I bought at some point in the near future and report back!

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