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Uprated rod ends

Has anyone ever used uprated rod ends such as these:
Professional Motorsport Parts, Spares & Rally Equipment from Rally Design
My 145 keeps munching the guts out of standard ones, speed bumps and harsh driving dont help
Im using GTV front hubs with Brembos on, just polybushed the lower arms and antirollbar droplinks, one last play about with the track rods and thats it until i can afford Autodelta sportline coilovers.
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They are a rod end bearing and not a track rod end, but with some tapered bolts or modified uprights you can use them, you would need high misalignment items with side spacers and rubber boots too.
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Thanks for the advice, another problem is if i use a rod end with a female fitment i don't think it will be long enough to fit the standard rack arms, as most of the ones i can find are roughly 50mm compared to the standard 100 or so mm. But if i use a male threaded type i will have to find an extra female threaded bar with two lock bolts. Any ideas where such parts could be found? or maybe its a job for the local enginers?
Maybe some of this stuff will do it:
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Personally, i would stick with the stock track rod end.
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I want to but they don't last a couple months
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That's rose joints. In motorsport use to eliminate any play in suspension. Not suited to road use. You need to redesign the suspension to use them.
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Found the cause, taper on the hub was wider at the top than i thought causing the rod end to sit to far in. It was crushing the grease boot clips and allowing grease to escape.
Seems like a bit of a wild goose chase now, but im happy i found the cause. Thanks for your help.
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