Y61 GU adjustable drag link wanted

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Y61 GU adjustable drag link wanted

Post by NMAD » 26 Jul 2016 08:50

Looking for an adjustable drag link GU/Y61 if any one knows where I can buy one?
OEM Nissan drag link is not adjustable so my steering wheel is a ball hair out but will be perfect if I had an adjustable drag link to set it.
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Re: Y61 GU adjustable drag link wanted

Post by David M » 26 Jul 2016 08:54

Just replaced mine but could not get the adjustable one even from Nissan Japan. Have kept my old adjustable one to see if I can have rebuilt.
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Re: Y61 GU adjustable drag link wanted

Post by ChristoSlang » 26 Jul 2016 23:19

Adjustable drag link = R5000.00 (wild guesstimate)
Remove steering wheel & replace in straight-ahead position = R0.00

Really easy to do, plus you can sit down and listen to music while you work, you won't get cold or wet, etc. etc. etc.

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Re: Y61 GU adjustable drag link wanted

Post by Michael » 27 Jul 2016 05:20

Christo, the only problem with removing and turning the steering wheel is that you will end up turning sharper to one side than the other.......

It will not have a great effect if tou turn it with one or two spliance, but I did this excersize on a Ranger a couple of years back and took a while for me to realise why I could turn shaper to one side.
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Re: Y61 GU adjustable drag link wanted

Post by David M » 27 Jul 2016 06:00

If you do decide to remove the steering be very careful of the airbag procedure or kaboom,,,,,,
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Re: Y61 GU adjustable drag link wanted

Post by Peter Connan » 27 Jul 2016 06:04

I made an adjustable drag link for mine a couple of years ago. I think the whole exercise cost less than R2k, including the tie rod ends.

I will see if I can scratch out the drawings and get you a quote on the machining, if you can wait a week or so?
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Re: Y61 GU adjustable drag link wanted

Post by David M » 27 Jul 2016 06:43

Peter Connan wrote:I made an adjustable drag link for mine a couple of years ago. I think the whole exercise cost less than R2k, including the tie rod ends.

I will see if I can scratch out the drawings and get you a quote on the machining, if you can wait a week or so?
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Re: Y61 GU adjustable drag link wanted

Post by Daniel » 27 Jul 2016 07:54

I had the same quality concerns using pirate tie rod ends.
What I did was purchase an original Nissan tie rod complete with tie Rod ends and had the rod shortened and a new thread mavhined to match thr drag link length. The damper mounting bracket cannot be welded to the new rod as it is now adjustable so I had a swivel mounting bracket made. Thr Rod was knurled in the correct position and the mounting assembly is then located after steering adjustments in the correct position by four grub screws.....hope I have explained this correctly!! Total cost was less than 3k
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Re: Y61 GU adjustable drag link wanted

Post by ricster » 27 Jul 2016 08:36

That looks beeeeeeeeeeautiful !!!
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Re: Y61 GU adjustable drag link wanted

Post by David M » 27 Jul 2016 09:02

ricster wrote:That looks beeeeeeeeeeautiful !!!
I concur. I however still have my old draglink so want to see if I can find decent ball joints as that is all it needs. Will then go back to the adjustable one and keep the non adjustable one as the spare.
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