Making steering control rods a pain? Try "Radius Rods"

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"Radius Rods" is a good search term if you don't feel comfortable building the control rods yourself, or want to save some time.
A quick search turned up, for example, $10.74 USD, 24" long aluminum rods, 1/2" outside diameter, 24" long, already threaded in 5/16-24, RH on one end LH on the other, so you can fine tune them without disassembly: just loosen the jam nuts, and turn the radius rod. You still need to buy the heim joints and jam nuts, but that was the case anyway.
That's pretty cheap.

They're very common in motor-sports, including some smaller things like quarter midgets, which are sort-of overgrown go-carts.
Many people may not be aware they exist.
So, could save someone some time.
 
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But do they do them in steel ? so they can be cut and shut ?
 
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You can get them in steel.
Seems you can order them in 1/4" size increments, so no need to alter.
Not sure what you mean by "cut and shut".
 
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You can get them in steel.
Seems you can order them in 1/4" size increments, so no need to alter.
Not sure what you mean by "cut and shut".
"cut and shut" = alter.
 
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much easier to purchase heim joints either 5/16 or 3/8inch (I use the 3/8" male on one end and female on the other.
Use 1/2" box tubing for rods, the 3/8" male heim joint fits just perfect for welding.
Using the box tubing you can use a 1/2" open end wrench to adjust rods. Easy peasy
 
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