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    Rear Tie Bars

    Can anyone tell me what metal the rear tie bars are made of? Mild steel maybe?


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    I would imagine so... they won't be stainless...

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    I would imagine so... they won't be stainless...

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    Deff not with the way they rust and snap lol

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    yeah just mild steel.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    yeah just mild steel.....
    Thank you, converting my stock ones into adjustable so wanted to know what steel I need to have machined.

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    Re: Rear Tie Bars

    Quote Originally Posted by Sidey View Post
    Thank you, converting my stock ones into adjustable so wanted to know what steel I need to have machined.
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    Re: Rear Tie Bars

    I have spare ons in the shed if need spare ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancupra225 View Post
    I have spare ons in the shed if need spare ones
    That would actually be awesome, but I am sure you are thousands of miles away

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    Re: Rear Tie Bars

    Quote Originally Posted by dancupra225 View Post
    I have spare ons in the shed if need spare ones
    Spare adjustables in stainless?

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    Stainless has a lower tensile strength than mild so you're actually MORE likely to snap a stainless bar. That being said the bars dont snap 'by themselves' there is always a contributing factor such as the bush they bolt to seizing.

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    A bit off topic gents, but what does the tie bar mount to on the chassis of the car?

    If say.. oh I dont know.. a hit and run driver , smacked in to my rear passenger wheel, head on... could the impact push the tie arm 'back' and bend the mount? as the arm itself has not bent.... as far as I can see

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schlaag View Post
    A bit off topic gents, but what does the tie bar mount to on the chassis of the car?

    If say.. oh I dont know.. a hit and run driver , smacked in to my rear passenger wheel, head on... could the impact push the tie arm 'back' and bend the mount? as the arm itself has not bent.... as far as I can see
    Fixes to the rear subframe which in turn is fixed to the body.. the subframe is pretty sturdy so the arm would suffer first...

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    These would probably be worth a shot rather than getting anything machined up especially:

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    Adjustable bushes are all well and good but bent is bent... fix the bent stuff first...

    For the record, Super Pro do camber bushes for the tie bars...
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    Tuffty, not sure if that's aimed at me, but just for clarity, my post was meant for the original topic poster, he mentioned getting something machined ("wanted to know what steel I need to have machined"), so I was just linking to parts he may be able to use to save the hassle/expense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinJI View Post
    Tuffty, not sure if that's aimed at me, but just for clarity, my post was meant for the original topic poster, he mentioned getting something machined ("wanted to know what steel I need to have machined"), so I was just linking to parts he may be able to use to save the hassle/expense.
    Ah yeah... without a quote the context was lost... soz..

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    A

    For the record, Super Pro do camber bushes for the tie bars...
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    you have got to be kidding me! Ffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    Ah yeah... without a quote the context was lost... soz..

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    Yeah, my bad, I wasn't very clear about that. The arms look simple enough to modify, shouldn't be too hard to do at all. Am I right in thinking that it's the bush in the hub seizing that causes all the issues with them breaking? If so then I think I'd be placing the adjuster as close to the chassis end as sensible to keep the leverage on it down should the bush bind. That should help minimize the issue with the weakening caused by the HAZ too, in fact I'd be tempted to sleeve and plug weld the threaded inserts in to help with that.
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    Rear Tie Bars

    Quote Originally Posted by ;1768649
    Adjustable bushes are all well and good but bent is bent... fix the bent stuff first...

    For the record, Super Pro do camber bushes for the tie bars...
    Audi A3 MkI S3 1999 > 2004 Polyurethane Suspension Bushes | SuperPro Europe Ltd.

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    Do these mean that adjustable tie bars are not needed ?
    Or will these bit be enough on there own?

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    Re: Rear Tie Bars

    No lol i can always post them etc

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    Not Audi ones......These are what I have on the rear of the MINI.

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    One of my lower arms snapped a couple of weeks ago.......

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    I was bloody lucky in that it only happed 50yrds from my house on the way home from work. I drive nearly 60miles a day on bumpy, windy B roads......I'm not known for hanging about either.

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    If you are not lowered then oem is suitable

 

 

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