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Megan Tie Rods
« on: February 24, 2016, 09:15:34 PM »
I recently swapped out my power steering rack for Mr2 manual rack.Anybody running these on their Mr2 manual rack? Their website doesn't say if they do but aren't the ae86 and aw11 manual racks the same?

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Re: Megan Tie Rods
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2016, 10:58:01 PM »
What version of their tie rods do you have, and what steering knuckles are you using?

I've never used the megan tie rods, BUT, their website states this:

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Note: If you are running a MANUAL RACK with Power Steering Knuckle....please ORDER/USE a Power Steering Outer Tie rods.!
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Re: Megan Tie Rods
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2016, 12:05:56 AM »
I missed that disclaimer :-\ .  I haven't bought anything yet. Not without knowing what would work.
I have the stock power knuckles. Now, there's no disclaimer on the inner rods. That's what confuses me. I've left them an email but I figured I'd ask the forum for any feedback.

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Re: Megan Tie Rods
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2016, 11:04:53 AM »
Always match the ties to the knuckles.  Power knuckles= power ties


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Re: Megan Tie Rods
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2016, 11:17:16 AM »
^There you have it.

I must have got lucky. I have aw11 rack in my car, but is has a quaife qsr r&p (I think it's the same length as stock aw11). I used moog EV165 inner tie rods which are meant for a manual steering rack. I've used them with both manual and power steering knuckles without issue. However, when I had power steering knuckles they were actually T3 units (which are the same length as oem), and I also had T3 outer tie rods then. Now I have oem manual steering knuckles with AJPS outer tie rods. I had plenty of room for adjustment on the threads in both directions on both setups.


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Re: Megan Tie Rods
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2016, 01:23:32 PM »
Right on, thanks for the info guys.

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Re: Megan Tie Rods
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2016, 01:37:52 PM »
Ps and manual inners are almost the same length so with Megan's or any other adjustable tie rod you should be okay one way or another.  PS are easier to find anyway


But rule of thumb is match the knuckle
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Re: Megan Tie Rods
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2016, 09:03:45 PM »
Right on. I'll be buying some here pretty soon. Maybe I'll take some pics  during the install to give you guys something to read  ;D  I should really start a build log tho.

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Re: Megan Tie Rods
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2016, 10:43:34 PM »
Saw this pic on club fag:



Supposedly top is manual and bottom is power according to person who posted the pic.


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Re: Megan Tie Rods
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2016, 09:15:57 AM »
Oh.   They make specific ones?   Cool!
"I'm fat and he's Asian.  Crazy food is bound to come up in conversation."
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Re: Megan Tie Rods
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2016, 01:55:33 PM »
So I ended up just buying the Megan  inner rods and replacement  outter rods. I was originally in the market for new outter rods becuase I smashed one while removing them but when I saw the price of stock rods at Autozone ($60+)  I figured I should just buy aftermarket ones. Well I found a good deal on Ultrarev.com $119 for Megan inners and replacement outters.
Installed them today and  drives alright. Now I just need an alignment  ;D