Cure Your Bump-steer!

For a while now, many Roadster owners have been left in the dark fixing their bump-steer issues, including myself. After much digging around, I’m glad to say that I’ve finally found a company that produces outer tie rod ends for our cars. It’s a little shop in Japan known as Manatee Racing, and they offer an adjustable, pillow ball outer tie rod for the NA/NB series Roadster.

The beauty of outer tie rod ends is not only will it cure your bumpsteer issues, It’ll also add more steering angle too, it’s win win! While these aren’t cheap coming in at 30,240, they seem to be of good quality. There’s a few guys in the states currently working on some outer tie rods, but if all else fails, I’ll be getting my hands on some of these for sure!

3 Responses to “Cure Your Bump-steer!”

  1. Charlie December 30, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    you the man.

  2. dave December 30, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    Just curious. Would this help reduce rear camber for super low cars? If it doesn’t do you know anything that would? Would appreciate the help. Thanks

    • RoadsterGarage December 30, 2010 at 5:32 pm #

      These tie rods have nothing to do with camber adjustment settings. What you’d be looking for would be some adjustable control arms, which sadly not many companies make for our cars (that are any good anyway).

      In saying that, there could be some little shops in Japan making control arms but I haven’t looked into that at all. Alternatively you could always notch the control arms, this requires the control arm to be cut and extended (or reduced depending on what your trying to achieve) and rewelded.

      Or, you could look into adjustable control arm bushes.

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