S1 Elise Toe links / rod ends

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S1 Elise Toe links / rod ends

Post by 2F45T4U » Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:48 pm

My outer has just snapped off.

Is there a cross ref part number or used on a other vehicle so i can possibly get quickly from the local motor factors?
Inner and outers if you have make / model / number

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Re: S1 Elise Toe links / rod ends

Post by 2F45T4U » Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:18 pm

Ok, looks like these are 'specials' for the Elise. But happy to be corrected

Just ordered a set from EP.

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Re: S1 Elise Toe links / rod ends

Post by Stephen » Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:39 pm

They are specials, but you are better off changing them for standard rose joints.
It's not nice when they go on you!
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Re: S1 Elise Toe links / rod ends

Post by 2F45T4U » Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:09 pm

Interesting when i removed the old snapped joint, the ball joint was almost solid. Probable failure was fatigue since all the force was transferred to the arm.

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Re: S1 Elise Toe links / rod ends

Post by Stephen » Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:58 pm

That's what happens.
The ball seizes and the metal fatigues. It's worth reaching underneath and giving the bar a twist regularly.
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Re: S1 Elise Toe links / rod ends

Post by 2F45T4U » Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:12 pm

Agreed. Its a good heads-up for others.
I will get rose-joints the next time round

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Re: S1 Elise Toe links / rod ends

Post by Stephen » Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:33 pm

I purchased standard rose joints and a track rod from McGill Motorsport.
Part Qty Price ea Total
2x M12 Male LH Rose Joint ULTRA HIGH STRENGTH /PERFORMANCE 2 £11.75 £23.50
2 x M12 Male Rose Joint Right Hand Thread ULTRA HIGH STRENGTH /PERFORMANCE 2 £11.75 £23.50
2 x Turnbuckle M12 12mm Link Adjustable from 360mm to 390mm (check the length it might be 292mm) 2 £10.80 £21.60
4 x M12 to M10 Rose Joint Reducer Top Hat Spacer (x2) (total of 8 - 2 per rose joint and 4 joints total) 4 £4.00 £16.00
4 x Sealing Boot for 3/8" or 7/16" Male or Female Rose Joint Rod End Dust Boot 4 £3.90 £15.60
£100.20

M12 x 1.75 mm left hand Half Nuts / Lock Nuts - Pack of 10 1 £5.00 £5.00
M12 x 1.75 mm right hand Half Nuts, rose joint - Pack of 10 1 £5.00 £5.00
£110.20
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