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Old 11th October 2018, 06:45 PM
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Default 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?
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Old 11th October 2018, 09:44 PM
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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.
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Old 12th October 2018, 06:01 AM
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Hi Mick,
Do the series 3 bmw ball joints have odd threads, which year?
Many thanks
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Old 12th October 2018, 06:04 AM
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The talon chassis uses Ďbookí wishbone bracket positions.
Did you have to team the uprights to fit the bmw ball joints?
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Old 12th October 2018, 09:21 AM
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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.
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Old 12th October 2018, 01:19 PM
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Thanks Mick
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Old 12th October 2018, 04:39 PM
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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.


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Old 13th October 2018, 08:57 AM
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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?
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Old 13th October 2018, 09:23 AM
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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.
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Old 13th October 2018, 10:08 AM
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Thatís exactly what I was going to do on monday
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