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Old 13th October 2018, 09:14 AM
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The other problem Iím having is I have a wishbone with m16 thread and another with m14 thread. Should I just drill and tap the m14 to m16?
Hi,
Can't help you about the drag link, even if I would not be surprised that a drag link is be listed as a tie rod end: there is not much difference between these two kinds of parts.

Regarding the threads, just make sure of the pitch as well as the diameter. Drag links and tie rod ends often have fine thread.

For example, what we usually call just "M16" is a coarse thread: M16x2.00 (10 threads on 20mm=1 thread every 2mm)

But the corresponding fine thread for 16mm can be 16x1.25 (10 threads on 12.5mm) or 16x1.5 (10 threads on 15mm)

So check the pitch of your drag link, before re-tapping your wishbones.

Perhaps someone here who built an MX5 Roadster can tell us what it is?

Hope that will help
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Old 13th October 2018, 09:51 AM
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Hi Ben if you search the members section for k4kev thread there's lots of information there he says BMW E34 5 series 1988-1996 part VTR 325
You should check out Stot build as well his ideas are amazing.
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Old 13th October 2018, 10:06 AM
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eBay euro car parts rod end £13.99 free delivery 14mm X1.5 for E34 series
If that helps
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Old 15th October 2018, 09:54 AM
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Thank you all for the info , Iíll check out those posts
I have two tie rod ends on order with m16x1.5 threads Iíll check them before re-tapping the wishbones
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Old 15th October 2018, 09:55 AM
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eBay euro car parts rod end £13.99 free delivery 14mm X1.5 for E34 series
If that helps
M14x1.5 will only work if I was to mix and match rod ends, as the other wishbone is already threaded to take an m16x1.5
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