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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:12 am 
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please go to page 4 for updates on this sale. i have redesigned the bars and re-priced them accordingly.

I have a machine shop making rear toe bars to my specs.

They are 6000 series t6 aluminum, 7/8" diameter or @22mm, and anodized gold. They have wrench flats for jamming, 5/8th's" chrome-moly rod ends with nylon inserts, hardened balls, and correct L and R hand threading for proper adjustment. Included are jam nuts and rubber booties for rod ends. They have pressed in spacers, and are knurled. No junk cast rod ends from tractor supply here.

He will not sell them to me without booties...says "its just not right" to install them that way.

The sleeves are the correct 12mm size. They use stock mounting hardware.

They turn with finger tips once jam nuts are loose, they are very light, and will not rust.

They are available for mk2 cars as well as mk3/mk4. The 95 and newer cars are just a bit longer and do not affect the prices.

They are also available in 1" chro-mo tube.

This should go without saying, but i am going to add it anyway. There is no warranty on these parts. if you bend them, you are doing something wrong, or you are racing your car in a rally race and getting too much air and landing sideways. They do come in chrome moly if you want to be able to jack up your car by the toe-rod.......

UPDATE: i have just turned 325,000 miles on my car today. i dont have an exact mileage on the bars because i forgot to write down the mileage at time of install. i know they were installed @six months after hitting 250,000 miles. my mileage on the bars is currently in excess of 50,000 but shy of 75,000. i think its 62,000 but im not positive as i have no proof. big gap i know, but i needed to get this on here.... i am beginning to see deterioration in the booties and it has allowed sand and road dirt into the joints. i am starting to get some clicking in the rear end with hard left to right transitions. i got underneath to see what was up and found the booty torn. there is some noticeable play in the rod end. maybe 1/16th". i have discussed this with my machinist and decided i will r&d a set of bigger hexagonal aluminum arms with 3/4" rod ends and boots in the next couple of weeks and might be switching these bars up to that size for longevity. i am trying to get them at or near the same price as well. when i make a decision, i will post it here and make a new thread in the regular parts for sale area. i think 50,000 plus miles is pretty good for race parts, i am positive that is more than you would get with the other bars available for this car, but i want it to be better. i'll post again asap.

Please email me if you need to get me. The e-mail notification feature on the forum is not functioning presently. dethbrd@hotmail.com.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:41 pm 
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those look cool!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:39 am 
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I already make this for my local swift owner in malaysia. If someone interested..

http://redlinegti.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=50623

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:33 am 
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These look worthwhile, and if the price gets to $130 I will pick a set up for both of my cars. I am assuming that the price is for a pair, but would want to verify.

Since I have a 1989 swift and a 1998 metro I can measure these links on both and see if there is a significant difference.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:34 pm 
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strider wrote:
I already make this for my local swift owner in malaysia. If someone interested..

http://redlinegti.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=50623


more money, $6 rod ends, and no booties bro.......2 thumbs down

get your own thread......lol

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:37 pm 
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toolcrib wrote:
These look worthwhile, and if the price gets to $130 I will pick a set up for both of my cars. I am assuming that the price is for a pair, but would want to verify.

Since I have a 1989 swift and a 1998 metro I can measure these links on both and see if there is a significant difference.

Andrew


yes its for 2

and yes it will fit both cars

you have to remember.....they come with 4 booties. that like 40$ or more by its self

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:04 pm 
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i am not doing this to make money......i just got mad because people are charging too much for these frickin bars, so i found an honest guy to do it better and cheaper, and i am offering you the deal.

personally, the gold doesnt do anything for me, i would prefer black.

i was also asked if i could get them cheaper without the rubber booties...i will ask in the morning.

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not available without booties

black powdercoat is $10 usd per set.

thanks for the p.m.'s

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:24 pm 
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BOOMbox wrote:
those look cool!

sweet, now get onboard so everyone can share the coolness 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:48 pm 
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I was a slacker this weekend and getting under my cars slipped my mind. The weather looks like it should be nice tonight, so I will take some measurements.

It looks like there is good interest to have several sets, but with the updated pricing I will commit to two sets whether others are on board or not.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:39 pm 
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You've got a set (gold) in stock right now?

Cheers

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3cyltrbo wrote:
You've got a set (gold) in stock right now?

Cheers

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no, they are made to order.

would take about 2 weeks with shipping depending on location and prefered shipping method

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toolcrib wrote:
I was a slacker this weekend and getting under my cars slipped my mind. The weather looks like it should be nice tonight, so I will take some measurements.

It looks like there is good interest to have several sets, but with the updated pricing I will commit to two sets whether others are on board or not.

Thanks,
Andrew


i will do whatever you want. let me know when you are ready. ill pm you a tentative price with shipping.

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dethbrd wrote:
3cyltrbo wrote:
You've got a set (gold) in stock right now?

Cheers

Will

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no, they are made to order.

would take about 2 weeks with shipping depending on location and prefered shipping method


Slow shipping method is okay (FedEx ground / usps parcel post etc)

Shipping address is a physical street address in New York state.13669

Please send me a shipped price

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:46 pm 
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I finally measured my two cars and the 89 swift was just under 16.5" and the 98 sedan was right at 17". Depending on the amount of thread engagement on the shorter one it may not be a problem to run out each rod end a 1/4" and not have to change the design.

I will reply to your PM with an address and zip code if you want to get a better shipping quote.

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:42 pm 
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toolcrib wrote:
I finally measured my two cars and the 89 swift was just under 16.5" and the 98 sedan was right at 17". Depending on the amount of thread engagement on the shorter one it may not be a problem to run out each rod end a 1/4" and not have to change the design.

I will reply to your PM with an address and zip code if you want to get a better shipping quote.

Thanks,
Andrew

1/4 inch would not be a prob, i spun mine out further than that just to see how easy they were to turn.

so the mk 2 and 3 cars are the same. mk 4 are 1/2" longer

anyone see any problem with that?

can someone give me a size eye center to eye center for the mk1 cars?

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Is this still going? Was wondering what shipping to the Netherlands would be. You can drop me a pm about that!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:38 pm 
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interested...

for a 98 but has MK2 suspension. .5" shorter sounds about right

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:45 pm 
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no problem vr4, just let me know what you want. i will order one at a time or if you want to wait, whenever every gets around to signing up.....lol

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:31 pm 
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i have no problem waiting but if it ends up not happening im not going to bail. always wanted them.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:38 am 
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i would be interested in 4 of these bars.1990 era firefly/metro/sprint.(mk 2)

the stamped steel GARBAGE that i have take a severe beating from the gravel roads i drive.
plus when the local idiot tries to help by putting a jack under them,they sure do twist.not for the better.

paypal?if you could pm me we could work out the details.

thanks!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:04 pm 
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i have had a few people interested from outside the continental us, as the prices are good, however the shipping charges to send anything outside the u.s. is cost prohibitive right now. fed-ex and ups want 150usd to send these alum bars to the netherlands....ya right. :shock:

usps is the cheapest method of international shipping right now but they still want almost 60usd dollars to send a small package that weighs a few pounds to the Netherlands.

thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:12 am 
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got my bars in the mail today! good shipping time,great to deal with!

will get some a2 stainless nuts&bolts for the install

bars look great,lightweight as well (22.7 oz)

thanks!!!

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my guy decided to make a set of bars in black powder coat to see how they looked. he miscalculated the length by a half inch. he then cut the extra length of, half of each side to make it right. then he realized after they were coated that he forgot to recut the wrench flats back to their original size. so he is offering them to me at a reduced price because the flats are "short"

i am going to post a picture of a normal one next to the "short" one for reference.

you really dont even need flats so i am posting a price for them. let me know who wants them.

125 shipped to continental us. canada and overseas will be a quote by address basis.

anyone? anyone?

SOLD


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:02 pm 
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just to be clear.....these bars have custom fit, pressed in spacers in the ball portion of the rod end. there is no play. i might not have gotten that across in the original post where i said 5/8th's" rod end. they have a 12mm id 34.5mm long spacers pressed into the rod end. they use the stock hardware to bolt back to the car. there is no play or slop on either end nor do you need to find spacers or any kind of extra washers or shims to fit them. i will post a pic here when i get one....

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If those are cut to correct length for an mk2 I'll take them

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