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bentovey 11th October 2018 05:45 PM

Talon front upper wishbones
Hi I have a set of talon wishbones to fit a TMXR chassis,
Iím using the mx5 front uprights so Iíll need a pair of ball joints to connect them.
The problems Iím having are,
1- which ball joints do I need?
2- the wishbones are threaded differently, one is M16 and the other is M14.
Is there a reason for this or am I missing something?

Numplumb 11th October 2018 08:44 PM

Hi on my Talon wishbones with mx5 uprights I used mx5 bottom ball joints
And BMW 3 series top, mine wasn't a Talon chassis so I don't know if the wishbones are the same.
Regards Mick.

bentovey 12th October 2018 05:01 AM

Hi Mick,
Do the series 3 bmw ball joints have odd threads, which year?
Many thanks

bentovey 12th October 2018 05:04 AM

The talon chassis uses Ďbookí wishbone bracket positions.
Did you have to team the uprights to fit the bmw ball joints?

Numplumb 12th October 2018 08:21 AM

Hi no my chassis is the book chassis with the Saturn alterations, it doesn't need any reaming it's the track rod end that you use, I don't remember the year but I think the 3, 5 series are the same but you will have to check.
Regards Mick.

bentovey 12th October 2018 12:19 PM

Thanks Mick

garyout 12th October 2018 03:39 PM

Hi Ben

I have a tmxr chassis what your need is a pair of bmw 5 series drag link joints I believe the part no is FTR4112 first line. Bottom joints are mx5.

Cheers Gary

bentovey 13th October 2018 07:57 AM

Hi Gary, those seem to be the proverbial hens teeth.
Nobody has any, FTR4112 is a track/tie rod end not listed as a drag link
however I did find these in Germany :

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m... 263691148981

I’ve been told they are the same, or there are Moog ES2047R items but I can only find them in US

The other problem I’m having is I have a wishbone with m16 thread and another with m14 thread. Should I just drill and tap the m14 to m16?

Numplumb 13th October 2018 08:23 AM

Hi Ben can't you take one of your wishbones to a parts dealer and try a track rod end, I'm sure that is what fits.
Well it definitely was for mine.
Regards Mick.

bentovey 13th October 2018 09:08 AM

Thatís exactly what I was going to do on monday

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