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What's this called in English? Urgent!
« on: 01:47:17 PM / 30-Jun-14 »
The circled rod that bolts to the control arm, between the sway bar and ball joint:



I'm not a native English speaker and there are no parts in my country. There are diagonal holes on the S13 control arms, and the S12 rod thingies don't fit.

Please help, I wanna get this working before the summer's over!

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Re: What's this called in English? Urgent!
« Reply #1 on: 02:19:09 PM / 30-Jun-14 »
Most commonly called a 'tension rod.'  I've also heard 'radius rod' used.

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Re: What's this called in English? Urgent!
« Reply #2 on: 03:33:31 PM / 30-Jun-14 »
So THAT'S what a tension rod is. Makes sense. Thank you!
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Re: What's this called in English? Urgent!
« Reply #3 on: 10:20:27 PM / 12-Jul-14 »
The tension rod is used to minimize front-and-back movement of the control arm, in order to control caster. It's used in place of an A-arm lower for weight and space savings, and commonly for cost reduction. Also called a radius rod, for reasons beyond my knowledge.

I don't know, actually, what the relation between the S13 tension rod and S12 tension rod is.
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Re: What's this called in English? Urgent!
« Reply #4 on: 11:13:27 PM / 12-Jul-14 »
You can drill a new hole in the control arm to make the tension rod fit without adverse effect.


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Re: What's this called in English? Urgent!
« Reply #5 on: 01:49:12 PM / 14-Jul-14 »
Also called a castor rod in other parts of the world

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Re: What's this called in English? Urgent!
« Reply #6 on: 01:52:22 AM / 15-Jul-14 »
Don't touch, my rod!


Being french, that's what I think everytime I see it called castor rod (castor = beaver)
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Re: What's this called in English? Urgent!
« Reply #7 on: 11:54:29 AM / 15-Jul-14 »
Caster is spelled caster. Castor is an oil given to misbehaving children. Castoreum is a flavoring oil derived from anal glands of beavers, used for strawberry, raspberry, and vanilla flavoring, among others.
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Re: What's this called in English? Urgent!
« Reply #8 on: 12:54:37 AM / 03-Aug-14 »
Castoreum is a flavoring oil derived from anal glands of beavers, used for strawberry, raspberry, and vanilla flavoring, among others.

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Re: What's this called in English? Urgent!
« Reply #9 on: 11:07:48 AM / 05-Aug-14 »
Ask Google
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« Reply #10 on: 08:28:10 PM / 05-Aug-14 »
Damn, that's some fine ass beaver trivia.
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Re: What's this called in English? Urgent!
« Reply #11 on: 10:21:23 AM / 11-Aug-14 »
Damn, that's some fine beaver ass trivia.

Fixed that for you
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